Software Developer

Job Req ID:  7416
Posting Date:  26-Jan-2023
Function:  Software Engineering

Cheltenham, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Salary:  competative

Software Developer

Clearance: DV 

Location: Cheltenham 


Security isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind when you think of BT, but when it comes to keeping everyone safely connected, We Are The Protectors. We deal with thousands of cyber-attacks every day, so that millions of people can safely go about their daily lives and run their businesses.   We deliver vital work at scale, with real breadth and impact. We connect for good.
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.


Why this Job Matters: 

Applied Research (AR) is a large multi-disciplined ‘professional services’ engineering practice. The team is organised in key customer focused capabilities which each have sub-capability areas comprising single or multiple engineering delivery projects. 

Our AR mantra is “Technical Excellence in Delivery” and we deliver some amazing technical capabilities for our customers which can only happen if we recruit, train and support our people 

The purpose of this role is to be technically proficient in an Applied Research profession and to deliver work packages on a delivery project 

Our customers depend on us to bring technical insight and industry best practices to help them progress their mission. You will bring new technologies and suggest improvements to current working practices.   


What your responsiblities will be: 

  • You’ll be working on a high speed, packet processing platform.

  • You’ll work as part of a team with a senior developer to create bespoke solutions to customer problems.  

  • Understand customer problems and work on technical solutions 

  • Take ownership of planning, developing and delivering an area of the project 

  • Develop high quality, performant code 

  • Use automated test tools for unit, integration and system tests 

  • Share knowledge both within the team and with our Special Interest Groups 


What you’ll bring to the role:  

Alongside one of the following skillset’s you will have the opportunity to upskill and broaden your skill capabilities:  

  • C# / .NET

  • MySQL

  • Web services

  • Linux

  • C++

  • Source code management in Git

  • Agile development




  • Security Clearance: You will be required to undergo DV level of National Security Vetting. 


What’s in it for you? 

  • Career progression in BT Security and across BT with our internal development programme 

  • Competitive salary 

  • Location: Cheltenham     

  • Working requirements: On Site full time                 

  • Weekly Hours: 37.5 

  • Position Type: Full Time    

  • Contract: Permanent 



  • Discounted BT Broadband, 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) 

  • Due to the sensitive nature of this role you may be required to undergo DV (Developed Vetting) level Security Clearance ( An allowance of £5k per annum may be payable monthly while you hold this DV and continue to work in a role that requires that level of security clearance. The terms of this allowance will be made available if you are successful in being recruited into this role. 

Security is one of the fastest growing parts of our global organisation. We are protecting our networks from more than 6,500 cyber attacks each day, investing over £40m in research each year - and in employing nearly 3,000 people, we’re also the largest private cyber employer in the UK.  With incredible opportunities to learn, develop and grow your skills, we’ll invest in you, nurture your potential and shape your future – whatever your background or experience. 
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