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Software Engineer

Job Req ID:  17380
Posting Date:  1 Sep 2023
Function:  Software Engineering

Whitehall, London, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive + £5K DV Allowance

Locations - London, Cheltenham or Ipswich

Working model: 5 days onsite


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 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:


In your role as a Software Engineer, you’ll bring your technical expertise to bear on interesting and challenging problems within Cyber Security. You will solve real-word problems for customers and deliver solutions in an agile manner and ensure we build exactly what they need to time/cost/quality. You will have the opportunity to learn about a wide range of technologies, hardware, and DevOps practices. The solutions you create will utilise the latest technologies, demonstrate innovation and thought-leadership, and provide brilliant outcomes for customers. 


What you’ll be doing: 


  • You will be working in a highly motivated and Agile environment 

  • You will be making technical decisions which influence the success of projects and team objectives 

  • You will be a problem solver, delivering insight to solve our real-world technical problems and performing a broad range of complex technical work activities in a variety of contexts 

  • You’ll definitely: 

  • Have technical skills and experience including one or more of the following: C, C++, Python, C# 

  • Have an enquiring mind, thirst for knowledge and willingness to learn 

  • Be organised and able to multi-task  

  • Be comfortable challenging others, and working to strict deadlines 


You might even have: 


  • Technical skills and experience including one or more of the following: React, JavaScript, NodeJS, MEAN/MERN stack, ARM64, Elastic, Ansible, Docker/Kubernetes, Jenkins, git, CI / CD pipelines with Jenkins 

  • Deep understanding of platforms such as Windows, Linux, Android and iOS 

  • Reverse engineering skills or experience in vulnerability research 


Diversity and Inclusion:


Diversity makes sense for us, for our customers and for our future. We value different perspectives, skills and experiences, and encourage applications from all sections of the community. Our ambition focuses on recruiting and retaining people who are under-represented in our workforce. Including those from ethnic minority groups, disabled and neurodiverse people and women. However, diversity does not end there and anyone with different backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, ethnicities, ages or stages of life, disabilities and those from low socio-economic backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply. Find out more about BT’s D&I manifesto by searching on our website.


What's in it for you:


  • Discounted BT Broadband, TV & mobile packages and BT products
  • On target Bonus
  • 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


Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification and criteria. So, if you're excited about this role but your past-experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement, don’t worry – we’d still love you to apply!


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


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