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Senior Software Engineer

Date: 23-Sep-2022

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, 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.

Senior Software Engineer


QinetiQ is expanding 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 a Senior Software Engineer to join us as we embark on our next phase of growth.


The successful applicant can be located anywhere in Australia, with remote working options available. You will join an experienced, innovative and supportive tight-knit team, to contribute to the design, development and deployment of software solutions to Defence.


As a valued member of QinetiQ Australia you will be supported in your personal growth and will be provided with an extensive range of employee benefits!


If you're interested in the Defence industry, enjoy diverse work, value flexibility and contributing meaningfully to your organization – then this is the role for you!


As Senior 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
  • Writing code in various languages (i.e. Java, Python, C++)
  • The design and documentation of software solutions to Defence
  • Taking ownership of your work throughout entire software development lifecycle
  • Identification and resolution of software defects and performance issues


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

  • Tertiary qualifications in Software Engineering (or a relevant discipline)
  • Experience in a broad range of programming languages (Python, C++ and Java are highly desirable)
  • Experience throughout the whole Software Development Lifecycle, from preliminary system analysis to tests and deployment
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form


Candidates will need to be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance.


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


Advisory Services

In our Advisory Services division, everything starts with a problem that needs a solution. We act as an independent, technical partner for customers looking to procure defined services and develop specific capabilities. We help them diagnose, rationalise and solve intractable problems by providing analysis, advice and assurance, enabling our customers to make sound decisions about cost, time and performance.


Life at QinetiQ

Our people and our culture make QinetiQ a great place to work, we value integrity, collaboration and performance.

QinetiQ is a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice, Work180 Endorsed Employer for Women and past winner of the Defence Teaming Centre Employer of Choice Awards.

We look after our people are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent in the market. We celebrate our differences and incorporate diversity and inclusion into everything we do. Our salary and benefits package is designed to make sure we support our diverse group of employees through the different stages of their life and careers.


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:


  • Annual professional development allocation and study leave
  • Flexible working options that suit you
  • Leave purchase scheme to balance what’s important to you
  • Loyalty leave,  earn extra days of annual leave up to an additional 10 days per year
  • Performance bonus awards for individual and company success
  • Salary continuance Insurance, protecting you financially during times of ill health
  • Cultural or Religious day of significance leave to observe days of significance to you
  • Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave with no minimum qualifying period
  • Dress for your day, no formal dress code just wear what feels good and suits your day
  • Give back with an annual volunteering day
  • Save money with our travel club and discounted health insurance options
  • Be supported with employee assistance services and family violence leave


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.