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Software Engineering Specialist at BT

Software Engineering Specialist

BT London, Greater London Full Time
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About this role

You'll be joining a specialist security team that is a trusted partner to governments worldwide, protecting critical national infrastructure and committed to the safety and security of our nation and global communities. Our mission focused work is innovative, inspiring and technologically challenging in a way that makes every day different and stimulating. We provide the opportunity to work on rare projects, with exciting tools and brilliant people. Everyone has access to unparalleled professional and personal development opportunities and your contribution is always valued.

Our projects cover a wide range of skills, technologies and platforms, touching bespoke product development, data processing, analysis and visualisation. We cover a wide range of skills including:

  • UI/UX frontend developers working with our customers to develop bespoke tools
  • C++ developers working on low level, highly performant code
  • DevOps engineers managing development estate, system monitoring and automating deployments
  • You'll have the following responsibilities

  • Perform a broad range of complex technical or professional work activities.
  • Responsible for software development and software testing.
  • Work directly with customers to understand and capture requirements/user stories, through to integration, acceptance and customer sign, ensuring delivered solutions align to customer expectations. 
  • Lead delivery teams by providing delivery management to ensure on time and high quality delivery.
  • Provide technical coaching and mentoring to more junior team members.
  • Provide experience of industry best practices and challenge design decisions
  • Be a problem solver, enabling data insight to solve our real-world technical problems in an agile environment
  • Plan your own and other’s work to meet given objectives and processes.
  • You'll have the following skills & experience

    Due to the sensitive nature of our work, you will be required to gain and maintain high level government security clearance and be willing to undergo the initial enhanced screening. All job offers are conditional on these requirements. You will need to have UK residency for 9 out of the last 10 years and be a UK national. At least one of your parents is also required to be either a British citizen or hold citizenship/nationality.


  • Qualified to degree level or with significant experience of technical delivery
  • Practicing Technical Engineering Professional 
  • Significant technical leadership and delivery experience
  • Core Skills:

  • Make technical decisions which influence the success of projects and team objectives.
  • Perform a broad range of complex technical or professional work activities, in a variety of contexts.
  • Most importantly, self-motivated and able to learn on the job.
  • Technical skills to include one or more of the following:

  • UX design experience
  • Experience in developing front ends with: React, JavaScript, NodeJS
  • MEAN stack
  • Java 11 and Spring for backend development
  • MySQL
  • C, C++, Python / C#
  • Deep understanding of platforms such as Windows, Linux, Android and iOS
  • Elastic, Ansible, Docker, Jenkins, git
  • CI / CD pipelines with Jenkins
  • Automated testing experience with Cyprus or Selenium
  • Additional - knowledge of Agile and DevOps would be preferred.
  • Benefits

  • Free BT Broadband
  • Discounted TV & mobile packages and BT products
  • On target Bonus
  • Share options and 10% pension contribution
  • Professional development and paid for industry certifications/qualifications
  • Flexible benefits/rewards including dental insurance, healthcare, gym memberships etc.
  • Well-being support for you and your family
  • 3 days paid volunteering a year
  • Flexible and smart working (subject to business needs)
  • Security isn’t always the first thing that people think of with BT, but it is one of the fastest growing parts of our global organisation. We protect our networks from more than 6,500 cyber-attacks each day, invest over £40m in research each year and employ more than 3,000 people - which makes us the largest private cyber security employer in the UK. With incredible opportunities to learn, develop and grow your skills, we’ll invest in you, nurture potential and shape your future – whatever your background or experience. You can find out more about Security in BT

    In today’s world, safe and secure digital connections have never been more vital. You’ll be joining a global company operating at the forefront of the information age: BT employs 90,000 people in 180 countries. With huge scale, we’re capable of achieving great things, striving to be personal, simple, and brilliant for our customers whilst creating an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed. Play your part. Make a difference. We are the Protectors.


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