Location : Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ
Help us grow
We’re looking for a driven, results oriented and solution focussed Software Testing Engineer to join us in Babcock Mission Systems.
The difference you will make
As the Software Engineer you will work as part of a team to develop software capabilities. The role will encompass software and hardware interfacing.
Your responsibilities will include;
Requirements gathering through Stakeholder engagement;
Software / system analysis
Full-stack software architecture and design - desirable
Development environment management
Technical authoring for bids and other documentation
Prototyping and hardware configuration
Performing software releases, updates and deployment activities
Use of various SW development tools for Issue Tracking, Configuration control and software unit testing.
Who we’re looking for
You will have an understanding of various development methodologies (Agile Waterfall) and have a good working knowledge with Visual Studio IDE.
An understanding of both agile and more traditional development methodologies such as waterfall;
A minimum of experience in using : Visual Studio IDE and associated tools for development of Desktop or Web Applications
Experience of a Software development in C# desirable, however experience with other languages will be considered, e.g. Java VB.
Experience of UX design desirable, including graphical tooling.
Hardware and Software Interfacing Skills.
Operating System Configuration, customisation and lockdown experience with Windows 10, Server 2016 2019.
Skills and attributes
Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
Ability to work autonomously and use initiative.
Willingness to learn new skills.
Education and Qualifications
Ideally you will have an HNC / HND or Degree in a suitable engineering discipline (or similar relevant qualification)
Candidates without this qualification will be considered, if they can demonstrate considerable relevant experience within an equivalent role.
In return for your skill and passion, you’ll get :
Flexible working (full or part time considered, minimum 30 hours per week)
Autonomy to perform the role
The opportunity to make a real impact, partnering on an ambitious culture transformation programme within Babcock’s’ fastest growing business unit
As well as :
Holiday entitlement : 25 days, plus bank holidays
Pension scheme with employee pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
Our Babcock Rewards Platform allows you to choose from a range of benefits that best meet your needs, including : critical illness insurance, travel insurance, healthcare cash plan, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, bike scheme, shopping offers and discounts
Employee Share Scheme
Free, independent employee assistance programme, offering confidential information, support and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
Professional memberships, personal development training and opportunities
If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments
Where it all fits in :
Mission Systems forms a critical, and growing part of Babcock’s Marine organisation. As a trusted provider for global defence & security, we have a wide portfolio of best in class technical solutions that enable our customers to carry out their missions.
It’s a really exciting and fast paced business carrying out a diverse range of activities. Mission Systems employs over 1,200 people across the UK and overseas with the largest sites based in Bristol, Plymouth and Ashchurch.
The Critical Communications Business Unit is over 200 personnel strong with in excess of 70% skilled Engineering staff. We have an ever increasing portfolio of opportunities and an ambition for success and to grow.
We also embrace the multitude of internal employee networks support and foster diversity and inclusion within our Babcock team, connecting people across the business and empowering them to achieve their potential.
Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy amplifies their influence.
Other need to knows :
You must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role
We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.