Roke is curious, unashamedly technical and has worked at the leading edge of innovation for over 60 years. Roke Engineers work on a variety of exciting fields from Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning to Sensors and Comms, and everything thing in between.
Roke is responsible for a plethora of fascinating technologies such as Hawk-Eye, Startle, RENS and even developed technology for the Mars Beagle Lander currently 200 million miles away. Our motto is “business unusual” and we strive to live by it!
As a Roke Graduate you can expect an exceptional platform to launch your career. With highly experienced, friendly and supportive colleagues who will support you each step of the way.
Your career chartered by you!
Graduates at Roke have access to a rich pool of varied opportunities. This could include developing deep specialist knowledge in a niche field. Broad knowledge across the tech stack. Domain expertise leading to more client-focused roles. Pastoral care and coaching via line management.
Your Learning and Development!
You’ll spend your first 6 weeks with your fellow graduate cohort on Roke’s bootcamp where you will sharpen your skills making sure you are fully prepared before joining your teams on live projects. A vast majority of the training we provide is carried out by engineers for engineers! Over the course of your first two years you will receive ongoing technical and soft skills training, developing your Roke portfolio which will support your salary reviews and career aspirations.
Roke are widely recognised as being among the best in their field therefor we have the foundations in place to ensure our Engineers develop the necessary skills to help solve our client’s toughest challenges.
Roke fosters a campus like feel on each of its sites, due in part to the relaxed dress code but more intrinsically by its people. We employ some of the best and brightest the world has to offer, but beyond that we employ people who are genuinely passionate about the technology they use and the work they do. Together this generates vibrant community of friendly individuals eager to support your development.
Roke prides itself on doing better each year on all aspects around the business and the community it serves. To aid in this we have Corporate Social Responsibility Groups (CSRGs) and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). The CSRGs cover larger scale activates such as STEM outreach, Community outreach and Sustainability. ERGs are more specific, personal and focus on diversity & Inclusion.
A message from Roke’s Inspire – LGBT+ Support Network – “We provide support and advice, and champion inclusivity and understanding for anyone with questions around sexual orientation and gender identity. Membership is private and open to allies too”.
Roke also benefits from a plethora of employee led clubs which cover everything from gaming to food. A few example clubs include Football, Climbing, Airsoft, Sailing, Cyber security, Data science, Astronomy, and much, much more!
Not to mention the numerous company events throughout the year, including a summer music festival, bonfire night built by you (including fireworks, off course!) and a Christmas party.
Unlike other working environments Roke maintains a project orientated structure. This allows and encourages you to “try out” a variety of skills and roles throughout your career. You could finish an Artificial Intelligence Python project then move onto a Vison processing C++ project. You might also split your weeks with Bidding activities and running a small team. There’s a large amount of flexibility by design and it’s up to you how you engage with this feature. Finally, please note this isn’t a perk just for new starters but an intrinsic part of Roke. We routinely have senior engineers change projects to “try out something new” or juggle multiple projects because “they all sound fun!”
Your Application Process
Our hiring community will review your CV and supporting information from the application form. If we feel Roke would be a great fit for your aspirations you’ll be invited to an assessment centre.
Roke assessment days are both fun and challenging. You’ll meet the tech teams, receive a talk from a senior leader, receive a tour, have an interview and partake in super-fun, original team exercises. We will provide you with lunch and cover your travel expenses.
Roke encourage applications from neurodiverse people. We are keen to arrange an alternative interview process and we will make reasonable adjustments. Just reach out to the Recruitment Team and we will work with you to develop a bespoke application process that is tailored to suit your needs.
The assessment process is subject to change pending Covid restrictions
Your Roke Tech Stack
Linux, Android, Docker, Ansible, Kubernetes, Vagrant, Terraform, GitLab, AWS, Vue, React, Node, Django, Flask, Spring …
Applicants should demonstrate
Ideally we would like a good honours degree in a related subject, however Roke is looking for graduates enthusiastic about developing and evolving software. We have a wide range of opportunities in this area so your role will vary depending on your existing experience, our customer needs and your aspirations.
A demonstrable passion for making high quality software
An ability to pick up new tools, frameworks and languages fast
An ability to analyse problems and communicate well thought through solutions
An ability to develop new solutions where no pre-existing solution fits
A willingness and capability to work as part of a team
A substantial performance related bonus scheme
Hybrid 60% work from home 40% office based
25 days annual leave, which can be supplemented up to a further 8 days by Roke’s flexi-leave scheme
A day off to celebrate your birthday
24/7 Employee Assistance Programme to assist with your mental wellbeing
Eye Tests plus contribution towards prescription glasses
A generous relocation allowance to help you settle into the local area and your new role
Onsite leisure facilities (Site dependent), everything from tennis courts to gyms and River Test fishing rights
Due to the nature of this position, we require you to be eligible to achieve UK Security Clearance.
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