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Senior Software Engineer Java
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Senior Software Engineer Java

Posted 3 April by Saab UK
Salary icon Salary negotiable
Location icon Farnborough , Hampshire


Saab UK is part of Scandinavia's largest defence company, bringing together the best of Swedish and British innovation. Saab offers world-leading solutions and services in defence, aviation, space, and civil security to keep people and society safe. Our UK presence has been growing at pace, meaning we can offer a wide range of opportunities for personal fulfilment and career growth. We currently employ over 500 people across eight sites in the UK, and our specialisations include software engineering, underwater robotics, radars, AI, and armed forces training.

As part of the global entity Saab AB, Saab UK combines the innovative spirit of a start-up with the resources and expertise of a larger corporation. Globally, Saab employs over 22,000 people, with operations on every continent. Our partnerships with UK customers and industry mean we are able to deliver innovative solutions to complex challenges, anticipating the threats of tomorrow. We invest 23% of our annual revenue into research and development, collaborating with a range of partners including industry and academia.

Saab is a company that offers our employees plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing a workplace where individuals can thrive professionally, paving the way for future progression. We also recognise the need for a healthy work-life balance to ensure our staff have the chance to live a fulfilling life beyond the workplace.

Position Overview:

At Saab, we are constantly looking ahead and pushing boundaries on what´s considered technically possible. Saab is expanding in the UK and we are now seeking multiple talented and highly motivated Software developers to support our radar and sensors activities at our Farnborough office. Sensor Systems is responsible for radar and sensors development and delivery in the UK.

Much of our current work is centred on the G1X radar, which is the newest radar is Saab's portfolio - a software define radar with a regular capability update cycle. As a software developer in the group, you might be programming in Java, working with Information Assurance, building operating systems or work with continuous integration. Our software developers are primarily based in Farnborough, UK but with regular trips to Sweden for training and knowledge transfer. The amount of software and complexity is rapidly increasing in our products and we need someone flexible with an interest in problem solving and technology

Key Responsibilities:

The radar software group are structures as a number of agile teams who together plan, organize and implement their own work. Individual teams are responsible for design, implementation and test of software functionality. As a member of the group, you will have influence on our technical solutions as well as our ways of working.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Analyse requirements and design object oriented software
  • Develop application software in Java and Android
  • Information Assurance
  • Integration and test
  • Kotlin
  • Interaction with colleagues inside and outside your team, especially with teams located in Sweden
  • Participate in team meetings, incremental planning and demonstrations
  • Analyse requirements and design object oriented software

Required Skills:

  • As a person you are positive, social, result oriented and a team player with a background within IT, programming, data science or systems engineering
  • Enjoy working and developing in a team
  • Like cooperating with others but are capable of working individually as well
  • Good technical communication skills, confident in writing and reviewing formal technical documentation.
  • Very good command of written and verbal English, ability to communicate efficiently with international colleagues from various engineering and non-engineering functions. Self-motivated to seek answers when information is limited and comfortable dealing with ambiguity.
  • Experienced in working with application software (5 years minimum)
  • Practiced in Agile methodology
  • Good technical communication skills
  • Have a Bachelors degree or equivalent
  • During your employment you will handle tasks and materials that are classified as military secret and therefore you must have a UK or Swedish citizenship

Reference: 52418958

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