Senior Software Engineer / Analyst

  • Job Reference: N6477-20A
  • Date Posted: 8 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Gregory-Martin International
  • Location: Winchester / Partially Remote Working
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £50,000 to £70,000
  • Sector: Government & Defence, I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Senior Software Engineer / Analyst – Defence sector

Locations:  Winchester, Hampshire / Hybrid Working

Salary:  negotiable around £50,000 to £70,000 plus bonus and benefits package


Our client is looking for a positive, flexible self-starter to join their team as a Software Engineer. This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in delivering software solutions as an integral part of a small, agile and growing business.


Their team of analysts, consultants, software specialists and Defence SMEs work closely with their customers to deliver high-impact services and solutions. They provide software applications and data science capability to support their clients decision-making processes.


As Software Engineer your role will include:

  • Developing high quality software applications for business users.
  • Using agile approaches to develop applications and tools, including requirements capture, design, development, testing and management.
  • Following software development best practice approaches.
  • Working closely with clients and their team of consultants and analysts to ensure applications are aligned to business requirements.


Clients are based around key UK Defence establishments in the south of England.


Experience/Qualification required for role of Senior Software Engineer

  • Proficiency with Python.
  • Knowledge of current software design and development approaches, platforms, and best practice.
  • Experience of other programming languages, such as JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, TypeScript or other statically typed languages.
  • Experience in using Git for version control.
  • Knowledge of unit testing, integration testing, and User Acceptance testing.
  • Understanding of UI/UX design principles
  • A self-starter and team player.
  • Taking a consultative approach to your work, understanding how your work contributes to delivering a great result for our clients.
  • Good communication skills, enabling you to work confidently with team members and clients.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, with the ability to multi-task and prioritise your work.
  • Attention to detail and the drive to see work through to completion.
  • A positive and flexible approach to your work.
  • Understanding of the UK MoD and Armed Forces.


    Knowledge and experience of the following is also of interest:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Power Platform, including Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI.
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process.
  • Familiarity with Docker and understanding of Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment pipelines.
  • Experience with Kubernetes.
  • Business Analyst skillsets and approaches.
  • Deploying web applications on cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS, or GCP.
  • Experience with Redhat Openshift Container Platform.
  • Experience with React.js.
  • Proficiency in working with SQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Data science techniques, including discrete event simulation.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills, including VBA.
  • Understanding of the UK MoD and Armed Forces.


  • QualificationsBachelor’s Degree in Maths, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering related subjects or Master’s or equivalent.


It is a requirement that the successful candidate is eligible for Defence Security Clearance, which typically requires an individual to have been living in the UK for a minimum of five years with a right to work.


Keywords:  Defence, MOD, Software Engineer, Analyst, Python, UI/UX, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, Power VI, Power Apps, Agile/Scrum, Kubernetics, Azure, Docker, React.js, Redhat Openshift Container Platform, Advanced Excel, VBA, Armed Forces


Senior Software Engineer / Analyst – Defence sector