Software Engineer

Date: 26 May 2024

Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 8000 people in more than 50 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.



Unlock your potential at QinetiQ


Boasting the largest team of highly respected and experienced Explosive Ordnance (EO) acquisition personnel, our consultants work in close partnership with our clients and are embedded within a vibrant team, working on multi-million dollar projects that are at the cutting edge of innovation in Defence munitions and the creation of sovereign defence capability.


Opportunities could be based in either Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane


We are currently recruiting Software Engineers to join our business and to support our business.  As our team grows, additional roles will become available so whether you are looking for a new role in the short or medium term, we’d love to hear from you.


As a Software Engineer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Building high-quality software that complies with coding standards and technical design.
  • Regular liaison with clients and external stakeholders to clarify requirements and define system functionality.
  • Software Development.
  • Designing and documenting of software solutions to Defence.
  • Taking ownership of your work throughout entire software development lifecycle.
  • Identifying and resolving of software defects and performance issues.


To be successful in the role of a Software Engineer, you will need to bring with you:

  • Demonstrated in some or all of the following languages
    • Java
    • Python
    • C/C++
    • JavaScript (Including frameworks: Angular, Vue, React)
  • Experience throughout the whole Software Development Lifecycle, from preliminary system analysis to tests and deployment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Confidence and self-motivation.


Applicants must hold an Australian Government Vetting Agency (AGSVA) security clearance.


Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Visu Mutte, Talent Acquisition specialist via email:


Looking for an Employer with Benefits?

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 fund
  • Flexible work
  • Purchased leave program and loyalty leave
  • Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • Annual incentive scheme
  • Complimentary salary continuance insurance
  • Annual volunteering leave with Operation Give Back
  • Relaxed dress code


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 Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan, we also encourage applications from women, veterans and First Nations people.