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Senior Enterprise Java Developer
Romsey (with travel expected)

Job reference: 000625

Location: Romsey (with travel expected)

Closing date: 01/10/2021

Department: National Security

Our Team & Aspirations

Roke imagines a more secure world. A world where technology protects, rather than exposes. A world where expert engineers, consultants and business support staff collaborate to protect what matters most to our clients. We are seeking highly motivated and knowledgeable staff to join us working across ground breaking projects within the fields of autonomy, connectivity, data analytics and cyber.

Roke are a leading technology & engineering company with clients spanning National Security, Defence, and commercial sectors. We work alongside our customers to solve their complex and unique challenges.

We are a friendly and flexible team with a culture of ‘time, trust and freedom’. The role may give the opportunity to work on client site, from the office, in shared workspaces or from home as necessary. We pride ourselves on listening to each other’s aspirations and accommodating wherever possible.

The Opportunity

Roke have a number of positions for creative, forward-thinking, and passionate Software Engineers to become an aggregated part of our Software Engineering team.

Your projects will be diverse – working with varying clients, across a number of sectors, using a range of skills. Consequently, we are looking for individuals able to work flexibly across projects in different domains. You might apply your skills to rapidly prototype new approaches & solutions. Equally, you may apply them to complement or advance existing solutions.

Innovation is at the core of what we do. You will be encouraged to contribute to Roke’s innovation process by devising ideas for products/ techniques, developing other people’s ideas & your own. You will belong to a community in which to engage about best practice, emerging technologies & CPD.

Why We Want You

We are looking for a Software Engineer with a Java based tech stack which might look like: 

  • A range of programming languages & frameworks suitable for Java, J2EE & Spring application development e.g. Java, WildFly/JBOSS, Spring, Spring Boot, JPA, SQL, Node.js, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Vue.js, React.js, Angular.js.
  • Relevant architectural styles e.g. micro service architecture, REST.
  • VCS tools & techniques e.g. Git, Mercurial, SVN, Git Flow, branching, merging, patching.
  • Best practice e.g. design patterns, unit testing, code coverage, static analysis, dynamic analysis, language specifics (OWASP, SEI CERT for Java).
  • Systems engineering & modelling languages, tools & techniques e.g. UML, SysML, Enterprise Architect, Rational Rhapsody, MDA & MBSE.
  • Development methodologies e.g. Agile (XP, SCRUM, LeSS, SAFe), Waterfall, V-Model, Spiral..

Why You Should Join Us

We have a competitive salary and access to a number of additional flexible benefits, which will cover Health and Wellbeing, Savings and Protection & Life, Leisure and Entertainment. 

Roke has a great community of groups with shared interests. These enable people to share ideas and be passionate about tools, technologies & techniques, which interest them.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion. Our working environment is friendly, creative and inclusive. We will consider flexible working arrangements and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs.


Due to the nature of this position, candidates must already hold current Enhanced DV Clearance or at least be willing and eligible to obtain this. To qualify, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the UK for the last 10 years. For more information about clearance eligibility, please see

High level clearance bonus is available and will be considered on application.