Software Engineer

Software Engineer

Our client are experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. They draw on extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world's most challenging problems. Their people make the critical difference to important customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don't you join some of the world's finest scientific and technical minds and help make tomorrow work today?

As the organisation continues to grow into new markets around the world, there's never been a more exciting time to join. The formula for success is an appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges and motivated people who work to deliver the best possible solutions to partners. Joining this market-leading company offers an opportunity to work on highly technical cutting edge projects, enabling customers to protect, improve and advance their vital interests.

Working here is more than just a job - as an innovative science and technology company, the organisation solves their customer's most challenging problems and many of the projects you will work on are of national importance. Everything is focused on defending sovereign capability, protecting lives and securing the vital interests of customers.

The Opportunity

We are looking to appoint a new Software Engineer to join an established, highly skilled and dynamic team at the Haslar Marine Technology Park. You will work as part of the Software discipline to develop and maintain software products for customers within Defence & National Security sector.

The Software discipline supports a broad range of capabilities from designing submarines to providing cyber-security services and is at the forefront of developing innovative software solutions to meet the demanding requirements of customers and partner organisations.

You'll join a group of professional software developers and engineers who work across the land, sea, air and space domains of the business. The teams use the latest software development technologies and techniques to develop innovative software solutions and you'll be integrated into a dynamic and fast-paced development environment. You will work as a member of a Scrum Agile development team, with the opportunity to contribute to the design, development, and deployment of software systems.

Duties Include:

  • Writing statistical and geometric functions in C++
  • Working with, writing and error-checking Lua scripts of 3D transforms
  • Using software to analyse radar performance
  • Writing functions in R to analyse radar tracks
  • Designing user interfaces in C#
  • Writing error-correcting codes in MATLAB
  • Other ad hoc tasks such as consultancy

The Fit

You will hold a Degree in a technology, engineering or mathematics subject and demonstrate previous experience of using MATLAB and C++, ideally within an Agile environment. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and energetic, with a strong drive to ensure successful outcomes.

We are also open to those with a general software engineering background with a passion for IT who are willing to learn and have demonstrated an aptitude for learning at pace. You will able to keep up to date with emerging technologies, embrace new ways of working and most importantly a drive to deliver high-quality products.

You will work within a collaborative environment alongside experienced Engineers who will be able to offer advice and support if required, therefore MATLAB experience may not necessarily be essential if you can provide previous relevant experience and the ability to learn new technologies.


Our client are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent in the market and the salary, benefits, flexible working and reward scheme is designed to make sure they achieve that. The reward scheme also means that you can share in the company's success, as well as be rewarded for your own.

You'll also need to hold or be willing to undergo government vetting to achieve UK security clearance. In return we offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to help maintain a good work/life balance.

  • 25 Days Starting leave with option to buy additional annual leave
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme - contribute 7% and the company will contribute up to 10.5%
  • Employee engagement surveys, to ensure the company listen's to suggestions for improvements
  • Share Incentive Plan and Private Medical Insurance
  • Discounted personal accident insurance and free regular health assessments
  • Heath cash plans, childcare vouchers, dental insurance, high street store discount scheme including reductions on meals out and cinema tickets
  • Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace & Defence

  • Job type:

    Full-time Flexible

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  • Contact:

    Experis UK

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  • Published:

    18 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    Experis Ltd