Embedded Software Engineer Opportunities

Date: 6 Feb 2024

Location: Ashford, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

 

QinetiQ is growing and it’s a great time to be here. As we enter new markets around the world, we need talented Embedded Software Engineers to join us across the UK.

 

You’ll be part of a business that was named the Most Admired Aerospace & Defence Company in the Britain’s Most Admired Companies 2021 study. You’ll also be joining a diverse, inclusive employer that’s proud to provide a collaborative, open working environment. With our Adaptive approach, you’ll enjoy the work-life balance that suits you best, thanks to remote, hybrid and flexible working practices.

 

We currently have Embedded Software Engineering opportunities across Malvern and Farnborough sites and we can also offer hybrid and remote working. If you’re interested in joining us – now or in the future – we’d love to hear from you.

If your skills fit one of our opportunities, we’ll be in contact. If we don’t have a role that’s right for you at the moment, we’ll keep your CV on file for possible opportunities in the future.

 

What do our Embedded Software Engineers do?
Embedded Software Engineering is a key technical discipline within QinetiQ. . You will be solving technically challenging problems and may work on a variety of projects, from rapid developments with tight time-scales (a few days/weeks) to full scale system developments (1+ years). You will work closely with specialists from across a number of disciplines which may include; RF, electronics and FPGA design, digital signal processing, secure products, navigation products and cryptography. You will also work throughout the engineering lifecycle, applying rigorous engineering practices; analysing, designing, implementing, testing, supporting and maintaining solutions that solve the mission-critical problems of our customers. 

Varied career paths are therefore part of life at QinetiQ. You could specialise in a key skill or particular domain, or work on Software Engineering projects across the business.

 

New to Software Engineering?

In your first role or have some experience in Software Engineering? Your talents may be a good match for our team. Our Software Engineering teams are composed of a wide variety of people from graduates enrolled in the Early Careers programme through to our subject matter experts, software architects and technical leaders, and are drawn from a variety of STEM related backgrounds, with engineers, scientists and mathematicians represented amongst our ranks.

 

Opportunities for mid-career Software Engineers

If you’re a mid-career professional working in industry or the armed forces, you’ll be applying your expertise right from day one. Whatever your specialism or background, you can expect ongoing development to help you excel and advance. This includes expert training and mentoring, with increased emphasis on self-development and on-the-job training.

 

Opportunities for highly experienced Software Engineers

As a Senior Software Engineer, you can expect specialist training and targeted mentoring to develop specific technical skills. If you have senior management potential, we’ll spot and nurture it. However, to progress to more senior roles, you’ll need to be an active member of an appropriate professional body.

 

Our Fellowship scheme recognises and develops professionals with high-level, specialist technical expertise.

 

Key points

  • QinetiQ offers varied, rewarding and interesting careers across a range of locations in the UK and overseas.
  • We explore multiple domains of application - Air, Space, Land, Maritime, ISTAR, Weapons and Cyber Systems Engineering throughout the life cycle - from concept through development and operation to disposal.
  • We have practitioners at all levels up to and including internationally recognised individuals. Our blended approach to learning means you’ll have access to formal training, mentoring, assisted self-development and on the job training.
  • Excel, and your potential will be spotted. Our continuing professional development covers all career stages and levels of seniority.
  • With our Adaptive approach, you can work the way you want – flexibly, on-site, remotely or via hybrid working.

 

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum.

UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

Why we’re different

 

Our people. Our employees make the critical difference to customers by providing unique answers which combine technical expertise, deep domain knowledge and rigorous independent thinking.

 

Our independence. QinetiQ is not a manufacturer, and we stand apart from the supply chain. It’s our rigorous independent thinking that helps our customers achieve their goals.

 

Our breadth of capability. Our customers face challenges that define the modern world. They know we are uniquely placed to understand these issues and work with them to ensure the success of their mission or reach their objectives.

 

Our relationships with customers. Our prized possession is trust. Customers around the world rely on the drive and dedication of our people to help them meet their goals – often in environments where there is no second chance for failure.

 

Our partnerships. We use partnerships and alliances to accelerate compelling business development strategies and sustainable earnings growth. By licensing our intellectual property we reduce implementation and sales risk, and speed up time-to-market by using third party sales channels.

 

Why Join QinetiQ?
As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.
 

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture. 

 

About QinetiQ
As a company of thousands of dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

 

Security
Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.

 

Application Guidance
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.