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Software Engineer - R&D

Date: 23-Sep-2022

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 6000 people in 51 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.


QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.

QinetiQ is developing at an incredible pace year on year and we’re not slowing down!


This is an exciting phase in our history and we are looking for experienced Software Engineer - R&D, to join us in Brisbane, as we embark on our next phase of growth. 

Whilst the role is based in Brisbane, we will consider candidates from Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, who are available for a FIFO arrangement as required.


Working in conjunction with our customer, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing GUI
and software for monitoring, controlling and recording data from experimental propulsion and payload technologies
including the Development of:

  • Maintenance and extension of existing Python tools.
  • Software applications for the processing and distribution of telemetry data.
  • Software applications (Python) for the live display of telemetry data (received from payloads via Ethernet streaming).
  • Plugins for the SIMDIS visualisation environment (C++).
  • Software applications for the automation of laboratory hardware.
  • Test regimes to verify the stability and reliability of the software.
  • Document software, generate user guides and train operators in use of developed applications.


To be Sucessful in the Position of Software Engineer - R&D you will require the following 

  • C++ working with existing APIs/software environments (experience working with SIMDIS is advantageous);
  • Python skills including configuration and display GUIs;
  • Data processing and plotting for live and recorded data streams;
  • Knowledge of UDP and related communications technologies



Applicants MUST hold or have previously held an NV1 Australian Government security clearance.

QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates


About QinetiQ


In Australia we employ more than 600 people across all States and Territories. QinetiQ is a unique company to be a part of. This uniqueness comes not just from our skills and experience, but through our people first culture and collective commitment to helping our customers protect assets and save lives. Our determination to deliver and improve today, and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.


Looking for an Employer with Benefits?


On the hunt for an employer that values loyalty and rewards performance? At QinetiQ, our competitive remuneration and benefits package supports your evolving needs throughout your career.   You’ll share in the company’s success, and be rewarded for your own. We’ll invest in your professional development and provide an inclusive environment for you to succeed.

Some of our benefits include:


  • Individual Professional development allowance
  • Flexible work
  • Leave purchase
  • Loyalty leave
  • Individual and company performance bonuses
  • Complimentary salary continuance insurance
  • Annual volunteering leave with Operation Give Back


A full list of our employee benefits can be found here:




As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work,  meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Gender Equality Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan we also encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.