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Senior Software Engineer - SC Cleared

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  • Sector:

    Technology & Digital

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  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Fraser Richings

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  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    04 July 2024

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Yolk Recruitment Ltd are working with one of the world's leading defence contractors for the recruitment of a security cleared Senior Software Engineer to join their offices in Cheltenham

Senior Software Engineer - Permanent - Up to £65,000 per annum - Cheltenham - SC Cleared - Sole UK Citizenship required

As a Senior Software Engineer, you play a pivotal role in designing, developing and maintaining the critical applications that power our services. You will be self-driven and organised with a passion for building elegant and stable solutions. You will have the chance to work on a variety of exciting projects with complex challenges within a unique space. You will be at the forefront of delivering core solutions that have real world impact. We understand that everyone has their strengths so whether you lean more Frontend (JavaScript, React) or Backend (Java) we would like to hear from you.

The UK Defence business is a Sovereign software and systems centre of excellence. As well as developing and supporting UK wide and internationally deployed multi-domain command and control systems, our work is critical to the modern backbone of the Royal Navy. We pioneer - with fierce curiosity, dedication, and innovation, we seek to solve the world's most challenging problems.

"My purpose is to lead a team of engineers, rise to the challenges presented, push the boundaries and define possible together." - Engineering Authority


  • Design & develop robust and scalable applications using modern technologies and best practices.
  • Get involved in the entire software development lifecycle from requirements gathering to design, implementation, test and deployment.
  • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams including product, UX and QA.
  • Mentor and guide junior developers contributing to the overall team's growth.


We can offer you a range of flexible, hybrid and remote working options to suit you, including optional compressed working schedule with every other Friday off. Our benefits including private health care, career development opportunities and performance bonuses. For a comprehensive list of benefits, speak to our recruitment team.

We are looking for:

  • Experience as a Software Engineer with a strong focus on either Frontend JavaScript development (ideally within the React ecosystem with strong HTML & CSS knowledge) or Backend Java Development.
  • Familiarity with CICD, containerisation, deployment technologies & cloud platforms (Jenkins, Kubernetes, Docker, AWS).
  • Excellent communication, collaboration & problem solving skills, ideally with some experience in agile ways of working.

Security clearance:

Due to the nature of our projects, you must hold a sole valid UK passport for this clearance type.

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