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Graduate Software Engineers

Salary notes: 
Job/scheme locations: 
Reading and Basingstoke Area
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Closing date: 

AWE has been named in the Sunday Times top 25 big companies to work for in 2019.

We are looking for Graduate Software Engineers

We play a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country’s nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

Our Future Careers programmes are multi award winning and we are growing our investment into new capabilities and skills.

Training will be provided to assist you in the design and development of tools and applications to support the scientific and engineering communities within our Warhead function. Successful candidate will have the opportunity to use popular technologies, such as Java, Gradle, Docker, Spring and Hibernate to develop rich web apps and standalone tools. Software Engineers will underpin the future of all major projects at AWE.

Knowledge with agile development, testing and continuous integration would be advantageous as well as general Computational skills such as Python, Java, C++.

In growing our capability across these areas, we will also be looking to grow your skills and knowledge as a Software Engineer with opportunities for development and progression across our programmes of work and within the core graduate development programme.

If you think you have what it takes to engineer the extraordinary and directly shape the future of our nuclear deterrent, apply now for a role to help with:

  • Finding novel solutions to difficult technical challenges
  • To assist in the design and development of high-quality embedded software to time and cost
  • Support the integration of software into wider systems
  • Inspiring and developing our engineers and scientists of the future
  • Ensuring we have the right people, processes and plant to deliver our current and future programmes
  • Safeguarding our nation by ensuring our deterrent is credible, effective and safe, today and into the future

To be considered for these Graduate roles, you must have a degree in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science.  

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We believe that talent is unrelated to gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social background or any other form of diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.


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