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Senior Software Engineer

Date: 23-Nov-2022

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Senior Software Engineer, QinetiQ Malvern


We are looking for someone to join our team of highly technical multi-disciplined and enthusiastic engineers and project managers;


These projects span a diverse range, from pure research through to product development and deployment. Recent projects include specification, development and delivery of; Training and Simulation Systems, Next Generation Global Navigation Systems, Counter-Drone systems, Underwater Signature Measurement Ranges, Autonomous Systems, Networks and Databases, Specialist Test Systems and Electronic Warfare Test Systems.


We offer the opportunity to get involved and help create the solution, across the whole lifecycle from feasibility to acceptance with challenging and unique engineering projects. Some travel may be involved; such as visiting customer sites, MOD ranges, multi (UK) site working and collaboration with partner teams and companies. Hybrid and remote working arrangements are available dependent on project requirements.


The Role:

You will be joining a team of highly technical multi-disciplined and enthusiastic engineers contributing to the development and installation of software. You will work numerous stakeholders in a diverse team; activities include:

  • Development and Optimisation of C# / WPF, .NET Software Components using Visual Studio
  • C++ Development
  • Network Communications
  • Message Interface / API Design
  • Multi-Threaded Development
  • Porting and integration of legacy
  • Experience of dotNet memory analysis techniques; use of Memory Profilers to identify performance bottlenecks
  • Instrumentation of software for benchmarking and verification of performance requirements
  • Production of supporting technical documentation for solution
  • Deployment of software components and configuration of VMWare Virtual Machines
  • Knowledge of RTI Connext DDS for data transfer within the Business Services


Role responsibilities and challenges:

Development and optimisation of Data-Driven (DD) User Experience (UX) Near-Real-Time (NRT) components hosted within a distributed embedded software architecture

  • Development of C# / WPF Software Components using Visual Studio
  • Resolution of Software Problem Reports from Formal Tests
  • Identifying and resolving performance related issues within the Display Software using instrumented test points and 3rd Party Memory Analysis tools
  • Deployment of software components on VMWare Virtual Machines
  • Integration of Real-Time Display Software with embedded subsystems


Education, Qualifications and Training

  • Degree in Software Engineering or similar.
  • Experience of optimising software using Microsoft .Net Framework


Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • Expert C# Knowledge
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) – Advanced / Expert
  • Model-View-View-Model (MVVM) Architecture
  • Design Patterns
  • Windows 10 Development Platform
  • Knowledge of Virtualisation Environments (VMWare)
  • Atlassian Development Tools (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket)
  • Memory Analysis / Profiler Tools (e.g. RedGate ANTS Memory Profiler)
  • Adherence to Coding Standards (e.g. Parasoft dotTest, Jetbrains Resharper)


Personal Qualities and Behavioural Requirements

  • Thorough and determined
  • A proactive and dynamic professional attitude to internal and external customers
  • Good analytical skills
  • Pragmatic and reasonable
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • Ability to work under time and budgetary pressures
  • Open, honest and enthusiastic team member
  • Good written and verbal communication skills


Desirable Criteria (but not essential)

  • RTI Connext DDS
  • Borland Starteam
  • Git for Source Control
  • Atlassian Development Tools

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 an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 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.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that 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 that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.