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Software Development L7 MSc Degree Apprenticeship

Unit 1120, The Square, Gloucester, GL3 4AD
£30,000.00 annually
Closing date
27 Jan 2022

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You will be given engaging technical challenges to solve, a collaborative, trusted work environment and the opportunity to develop a career that can encompass the full range of the company's activities, form product development, research, technical consultancy, business consultancy, and customer engagement.

As an Apprentice Engineer, you will join an established product team, working alongside skilled and experienced individuals who are motivated to train and coach you on the day-to-day skills required to produce high quality solutions to complex engineering problems.

You will get involved with the whole development lifecycle from day 1, from design through development, test, release, and where possible customer engagement. You will learn the tools, techniques and approaches used by engineering professionals and apply them in a controlled environment to ensure projects are delivered on time, to quality and to budget.

There are a variety of roles within the Product Engineering field and Cross-Domain Team, so while you will specialise in one, you will be encouraged to develop skills and understanding across the range.

These include:

Software Engineer (Application): Commonly in C/C++ or Java on Linux, developing application code for a product's primary function, management capabilities, and support functions

Software Engineer (Embedded): Commonly in C/C++, developing code that runs in constrained environments and which requires an understanding of the hardware involved

Firmware Engineer (FPGA): Predominately in VHDL, developing designs to perform high performance processing using Intel or Xilinx FPGAs

Hardware Engineer (Electronics/Mechanics): Designing and producing custom hardware (PCBs) to meet specific product and/or customer requirements. Many of our products have specific environmental challenges, whether that is temperature/dust/humidity, limited space, power density, or security. To meet these needs, we develop custom enclosures incorporating power, cooling, and security solutions

Testing Engineer: Our products are relied on by our customers in order to achieve their mission objectives. As such testing forms a core part of our development approach. This ranges from designing test approaches, developing test frameworks (from Python through to custom distributed C++), to producing automated test mechanisms as part of Continuous Integration (CI) pipelines.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

As part of ourapprenticeship programme, we will support you in developing the right skills for both your role and career, but are looking for people who show:
  • An interest and aptitude in solving problems
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • A desire to learn
  • Clear and effective communication skills

Desired Technical Ability:
Given the range of roles, we are looking for people from a wide range of backgrounds, however experience in any of the following would be advantageous:
  • C/C++, Java, Javascript
  • Networking protocols
  • Qt, React, Redux, JEE
  • Multithreading
  • Linux, Docker, VMWare
  • Git, BitBucket, Jira, Jama
  • Databases - SQL, ODBC, JDBC
  • VHDL, Modelsim, OrCAD, Solidworks
  • Jenkins, Bamboo
  • AWS, Azure

Personal qualities

  • Articulate, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Desired qualifications

Entry Requirements:
  • You will need to have obtained (in the last 3 years) or be studying towards a 2:2 or above, in a STEM degree
  • Only those with the permanent and unrestricted right to live and work in the UK will be considered for a position within BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.
  • Due to the nature of our work, successful candidates for this role will be required to go through Government Developed Vetting (DV) clearance prior to starting with us.

Future prospects

Will be discussed upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

  • Qualifications
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days of annual leave, with the option to buy or sell additional days
  • Car lease and share schemes
  • £1000 relocation allowance*

We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us.

We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.

Please be aware that due to the nature of our work, candidates must be eligible for UK Security Clearance.

These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform.
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