Java Software Engineer

Job Reference: BBBH72682

Posted by: Carl Delaney

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Industry: IT
Bristol, UK
£70 – £70 per hour

Description of role:

World Class Defence Organisation based in Bristol is currently looking to recruit 7x Java Software Engineer subcontractors on an initial 6 month contract. The role will be onsite but a 4 day working week (Monday to Thursday) is OK.

Contract Duration: 6 Months initially and then ongoing

Hourly Rate: £70.00ph (Umbrella)


Knowledge of Java.

Familiarity with a range of CI/CD/DevOps toolsets; Jira, GitHub, Jenkins in particular.


Knowledge includes, C++, Java FX, QT, MISRA and Google

Understanding of Linux command line.

Python skills could help.

Software Engineer Java Job Description:

The Mission Planning and Control Software Department produce desktop solutions for planning activities on a range of weapon systems. We also facilitate the integration of products into third party planning applications. Other areas include; diagnostic and maintenance tools, and bespoke software components for launchers.

Applicants must be highly proficient in Java. We are looking to recruit across various departmental activities including mission planning applications and launcher sub-systems.


  • In conjunction with the rest of the project team, participate in the design, development and proving activities for a launcher sub-system.
  • To undertake a full range of engineering activities in line with relevant company processes and standards.
  • Must be capable of taking ownership of features.
  • The role includes system integration activities on a virtual test environment and potentially representative and deliverable hardware.
  • Depending on the skills and experience of the engineer the role could potentially require involvement in the whole development lifecycle from Architectural specification of the software product through to the testing and verification.
  • The role will include supporting the production of project documentation.

Skillset/experience required:

  • A Software Engineer capable of design, development and proving of complex software products.
  • The ability to communicate technical issues with other engineers and stakeholders from different skill areas.
  • Experience operating as part of a collaborative Agile team.
  • Knowledge of Software development practices and processes is required.
  • Familiarity with a range of CI/CD/DevOps toolsets; Jira, GitHub, Jenkins in particular.
  • Mandatory knowledge of Java.
  • Desirable knowledge includes, C++, Java FX, QT, MISRA and Google Test.

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