Software Engineer

  • Job Reference: 001311
  • Date Posted: 9 February 2024
  • Employer: Roke
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  • Location: Gloucester
  • Salary: £40,000 to £78,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive + Private Healthcare, Annual Bonus, Flex-Time, Hybrid Work
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

As a Software Engineer, you’ll thrive on working in an environment where curiosity and a keenness to learn are key. This isn’t developing systems that help your takeaway turn up faster; its developing software and solving problems for mission critical applications. Your work will help keep the country safe. 
Because it’s not about sitting on your own at home, coding all day; you’ll want to collaborate with like-minded individuals who all care about the environment we live in.  You’re interested in working projects that make a difference to the world; and having fun while making money.
Roke are a leading technology & engineering company with clients spanning National Security, Defence and Industry 4.0 through our Futures business. You will work alongside our customers to solve their complex and unique challenges. 
As our next Software Engineer you’ll be; developing software, engineering solutions and solving problems for our National Security customers. The work will be innovative, fast paced and have a real impact on the country’s safety; it’ll be making the extraordinary everyday. 

The Key Requirements...
  • At least two years’ experience working with modern software languages such as Python, Java or C#.

Built on a 60-year heritage, Roke offers specialist knowledge in sensors, communications, cyber, and AI. We change the way organisations think and act – through dynamic insights from the analysis of multiple layers of data. We take care of the innovative, technical stuff that keeps everyone safe – that’s our mission, passion, and motivation.
Joining a team united by purpose and ambition, you’ll be at the heart of an exciting growth journey: we intend to double our headcount by 2027. At Roke, every individual counts. We push technical boundaries, together. We re-invest in product innovation, and we empower our people to make a difference.
With us you’ll be working in a dynamic, forward facing business; where you have the time, trust and freedom to deliver imaginative solutions. You will protect people, platforms, missions and information against constantly changing threats; by bringing the physical and the digital together.

Where you’ll work…
Alongside hybrid and flexible working options, you’ll find our Gloucester site in a business park two minutes from junction 11A of the M5; The site allows easy access to our local customer base. Set on the outskirts of the Cotswolds, you are never far from a picturesque view or lunch time walk.

The Benefits and Perks... 
  • Hybrid working: A minimum of 40% of your monthly hours working at your base/client location, subject to role/project requirements
  • Flexi-time: Working hours to suit you and your life
  • Annual bonus: Based on profit share and personal performance
  • Private medical insurance: Includes cover for existing conditions
  • Holiday: 25 days plus public holidays and your birthday off
  • Chemring Share Save: Monthly savings into a 3 or 5 year plan.

Due to the nature of this role, we require you to be eligible to achieve SC and DV clearance. As a result, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the U.K. for the last 5 years for SC and 10 years for DV.
Higher level clearance bonuses can be considered upon application.

The Next Step...
Click apply, submitting an up-to-date CV. We look forward to hearing from you.