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Agile Developer

Date: 21-May-2022

Location: Portsmouth, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ



At QinetiQ we’re dedicated to defending sovereign capability, protecting lives and securing the vital interests of our customers. We are a company of over 6,000 dedicated people providing technological and scientific expertise that helps our customers protect, improve and advance their vital interests.


We provide technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests.We provide technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests.Working across every aspect of the life cycle of critical equipment and infrastructure, providing services and products that address our customers' most pressing challenges; our breadth and depth of experience spans many markets and industries.


Purpose of the role:


As the demand for QinetiQ's services continue to increase, we are looking to set up a  new Digital Delivery Team to support Royal Navy (RN) requirements for Agile delivery of Digital and Data capability, both on extant and emerging opportunities. 


Responsible for development and unit test of the solution. Key is having a high level of collaboration to maximize productivity, so that minimal coordination is required to get things done. To minimize dependency, team members are typically experts in specific domains, but also possess basic knowledge and skills about others. Due to the nature of the role, you must be eligible for security clearance.


What’s in it for the Agile Developer?


  • A competitive Salary
  • Working for a recognised company with an excellent reputation
  • Career development across a diverse International organisation 
  • Excellent benefits package including contributory pension, Life Cover, income protection and much more
  • Working in a company who invest in their team (including certifications & subscriptions)
  • You will be working within industry leading teams and people


A combination of 2 or more of the following Skills is needed for the Agile Developer:


  • GraphQL: query language and server-side runtime for application programming interfaces (APIs). Key priority it to give clients exactly the data they request and no more.
  • Kubernetes: platform for managing containerised applications across a cluster of nodes
  • Docker: platform which simplifies the process of building, running, managing and distributing applications; achieved through virtualising of the operating system of the computer on which it is hosted
  • Apache Kafka: distributed data store optimised for ingesting and processing streaming data in real-time
  • Apache NiFi: open source dataflow management tool that can collect, route, enrich, transform and process data in a reliable and scalable manner
  • Apache HBASE: open-source, NoSQL, distributed big data store. Enables real-time access to petabytes of data and very effective for handling large, sparse datasets.
  • Apache Pheonix: open source, massively parallel relational database layer built on Apache HBase
  • Hadoop: open source, Java-based software platform that manages data processing and storage for big data applications
  • VMWare: platform which enables multiple virtual machines (VMs) to run on the same physical server
  • PostreSQL database: enterprise class open source and highly stable relational database which supports both SQL (relational) and JSON (non-relational) querying
  • Python, Java, C#/C Development languages
  • Cloud: understanding of how to deploy to AWS/Azure


We look for outstanding technical people, creative and analytical thinkers, decisions makers, influencers, excellent communicators. Join us today.





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, 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 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, 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.