Job details

Software Engineer
Gloucester

Job reference: 000735

Location: Gloucester

Closing date: 02/10/2021

Department: National Security

The Opportunity 

Roke isn’t looking for just ‘experienced engineers’ to join our project delivery teams. Roke are looking for all Engineers that describe themselves as always curious and keen to learn. We know that when you are working on a variety of projects across multiple domains, curiosity and the space to be curious, is the key to finding any solution. 

You will:

  • Design, develop and engineer software for Roke and our customers
  • Understand and apply new and emerging technologies
  • Provide support and consultancy to other Roke staff and customers
  • Contribute to the development of innovative IP
  • Take part in business development and winning
  • Contribute to our software engineering strategy


Your projects will use a range of skills. You will be able to learn quickly, and work flexibly across projects in different domains. You might apply your skills to rapidly prototype new solutions. Equally, you may apply them to build on and improve existing approaches.

Why We Want You 

It’s simple really, you should be passionate about modern software engineering. 

Roke uses a wide range of technologies, commonly drawing on open source frameworks and platforms, but also proprietary systems. 

  • Programming in Python and/or Java and/or C#
  • Knowledge in frontend and backend frameworks, databases and messaging systems


Project teams commonly use agile practices such as Scrum and Kanban to manage their work. A key focus is on automated test and modern DevOps practices. Our customers increasingly deploy into public and private cloud systems.

Beyond your technical skills, you will be proactive and able to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. You will work well alone or as part of a team. You will be curious and seek out the best approach/solution/tool for the job at hand.

Why Roke? 

Our thriving culture is thanks to our exceptionally diverse people. We are a friendly and flexible team with a culture of ‘time, trust and freedom’. 

Being employee driven, 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.

Security Information 

Due to the nature of this position, we require you to be willing and eligible to achieve a minimum of SC clearance. To qualify, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the UK for the last 5 years. For more information about clearance eligibility, please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance.

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

 

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