Senior Software Engineer

Last updated 9 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

About Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA) is a major Defence company with operations across Australia and New Zealand delivering specialist Defence capability to the Australian Defence Force and New Zealand Defence Force. RDA is a subsidiary of Rheinmetall Group, a global Defence and Automotive technology group based in Dusseldorf, Germany. RDA is a trusted partner to the ADF through its three divisions - Vehicle Systems, Electronics Solutions and Weapons, Ammunition & Protection.

RDA is rapidly growing its Australian footprint to deliver system solutions and capability to the ADF in the areas of mobility, lethality, reconnaissance, protection, and sustainment.

About the Team

Working embedded with the client as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the role is required to assist in the implementation, integration and testing of an integrated C4ISR system for research and development.

The project deliverables include the implementation of the R&D architecture are driven and produced out of an agile development team.

About the role

As a Senior Software Engineer, you can anticipate some of your day-to-day tasks to include:

  • Undertake software system design and development activities and software unit integration testing
  • Present findings and technical developments at regular sprint cycle reviews
  • Providing technical leadership, assistance and mentoring to team members
  • Reviewing of other team members work to ensure accuracy and compliance with completion criteria
  • Provide system design, costing and schedule advice in support of proposal generation

What are we looking for?

Rheinmetall seeks applicants who exemplify our Company’s values of Respect, Trust and Openness. This creates a workplace environment where employees value each other, live up to their promises and communicate openly.

The experience and skillset best suited to this role includes:

  • Australian Department of Defence security clearance NV1
  • Experience in Software Engineer
  • Source code revision control system experience
  • Experience with programming languages such as Java, JavaScript, C++, Python
  • Modern Linux Operating system experience
  • Web service + web application design/development
  • COTS/FOSS integration skills
  • Experience with Agile development

Additionally, it would be desirable that you have:

  • Continuous Integration tools (eg. Bamboo, Jenkins, Gitlab)
  • JavaScript Framework (eg. AngularJS)
  • Big Data Applications (eg. Nifi, Hadoop, Spark, Kafka)
  • Cloud Native Technologies
  • Can think “outside the box” as a creative/lateral thinker & contributor
  • Modern skillsets including – familiar with modern infrastructure automation tools

What's on offer?

  • Working in a great team and with exciting products.
  • Opportunity for career development and further training.
  • Strong links to our global Rheinmetall community.
  • Opportunity to work on major projects such as LAND 400.
  • Attractive Remuneration package with salary sacrificing & novated leases.
  • Flexibility in workplace settings offering opportunities to work in multiple locations.
  • Corporate discounts with gyms, private health funds and various car dealerships.
  • Employee Assistance Program to support our employees and their families overall wellbeing.

Join an inclusive culture

Rheinmetall recognises the strength that comes with employee diversity. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment where each employee is treated fairly and respectfully. Diversity is critical to our ability to work successfully as a team regardless of borders, language or culture. Our workforce includes employees of varying gender, age, race and ethnicity, professional and cultural background.

Veterans are always encouraged to apply for roles at Rheinmetall where they can bring select skills and expertise to the delivery of products and services for our customer.

Next Steps

If you are ready to take the next step, Apply Now!

Rheinmetall may use various recruitment and selection tools and techniques as part of our process, such as video interviewing, online assessments, face-to-face interviews and assessment centres.

The preferred candidate will be required to complete RDA’s background checks including pre-employment verification and national police checks.

Applications close: 20 April 2021

Please note that we will not be accepting any recruitment agency applications for this role.


For further information about this opportunity, please call Michael Bernard on +61438 833 043