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Software Engineer - C++/Java

Software Engineer - C++/Java

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  • Sector:

    Technology & Digital

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  • Salary:

    £60 - £70 per hour + INSIDE IR35

  • Contact:

    Fraser Richings

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6-12 months

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Yolk Recruitment are working with leading defence contractor who are looking for 7 Software Engineers with experience in C++ / Core Java (Ideally both). This role is based out of Bristol, on an initial 6 month contract before extensions. The role will be fully on site with the option of a compressed working week.

Software Engineer - C++/Java - 6 Month Contract - INSIDE IR35 - Up to £70ph via Umbrella - Onsite - SC Cleared - Must hold a valid UK Passport

Overview of Department:

Yolk's client are a leader in the development of weapons systems. The Mission Planning and Control Software Department produce desktop solutions for planning activities on a range of weapon systems. We also facilitate the integration of products into third party planning applications. Other areas include; diagnostic and maintenance tools, and bespoke software components for launchers.

What we are looking for:

We are currently looking to recruit experienced self-starting Software Engineers for positions in Bristol. The roles are 100% on site. Applicants must be highly proficient in C++ and/or Core Java. We are looking to recruit across various departmental activities including mission planning applications and launcher sub-systems.

Initially a 6 month contract at £70 /hour via an umbrella company .

Please Note: This project requires candidates to be a sole UK National and require employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role


  • In conjunction with the rest of the project team, participate in the design, development and proving activities for a launcher sub-system.
  • To undertake a full range of engineering activities in line with relevant company processes and standards.
  • Must be capable of taking ownership of features.
  • The role includes system integration activities on a virtual test environment and potentially representative and deliverable hardware.
  • Depending on the skills and experience of the engineer the role could potentially require involvement in the whole development lifecycle from Architectural specification of the software product through to the testing and verification.
  • The role will include supporting the production of project documentation.

Skillset/experience required:

  • A Software Engineer capable of design, development and proving of complex software products.
  • The ability to communicate technical issues with other engineers and stakeholders from different skill areas.
  • Experience operating as part of a collaborative Agile team.
  • Knowledge of Software development practices and processes is required.
  • Familiarity with a range of CI/CD/DevOps toolsets; Jira, GitHub, Jenkins in particular.
  • Mandatory knowledge of C++ or Core Java. Having both is desirable
  • Desirable knowledge includes, Java FX, QT, MISRA and Google Test.
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