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Software Engineer (Research)
We are looking for a Senior Research Software Engineer.
This role will be in our Space, Defence and Intelligence sector.
Are you naturally inquisitive, creative and innovative, highly capable across multiple technology domains and driven by problem solving? Do you want to work on a variety of exciting projects that could make a difference to keeping our nation safe?
If the answer to these questions is "yes", then we need to talk.
Due to the secure nature of the clients we work with, you will need to hold or be able to secure a UK Security Clearance or above and to be UK National.
Your future duties and responsibilities
CGI's Secure Innovation and Advisory sector is growing fast and is looking for new team members to double the size of its Innovation Unit; a specialist team charged with the delivery of new capability in a fast-paced, sprint-driven environment. We are looking for people who are passionate about and comfortable with working across a wide range of technologies at the forefront of UK applied software research and innovation.
Your expertise will help to support our clients, assisting UK National Security and military clients through the creation of novel solutions that aid in making and keeping our country safe.
You might be asked to develop proof of concept capabilities, or to transition work from a low technical maturity into a project delivery team building an operational system. You could be challenged to reverse engineer a new technology, write a report on the applicability of another to a given problem domain, or embark on a piece of rapid development with a high degree of technical risk. You may be the only person assigned to a piece of work, or you may be leading or working as part of a delivery team. You may also become involved in the bidding process – responding to client requests for CGI capability statements – and outlining our proposed approach to solving their challenges.
Our Innovation Lab engineers demonstrate their technical skills across multiple disciplines and relish the opportunity to share and broaden their skills and knowledge, stepping outside of their comfort zone. They pro-actively take the lead in analysing, investigating and proposing solutions to technical challenges, seeking guidance for more complex issues, being prepared to fail-fast or redefine the ask. They are free thinkers and are encouraged to demonstrate creativity in their solutions. They apply technical standards and best practice, taking responsibility for and pride in all aspects of their work.
The leading-edge nature of the work means that we are not expecting you to have all the answers on day one, but we are looking for the type of mind that isn't afraid to look for them. The truth is though that we are never quite sure what the next challenge will bring so we need to be prepared for all eventualities. A willingness to learn, a "can-do" attitude and an aptitude and passion for technology will therefore complement specific skillsets or qualifications.
Required qualifications to be successful in this role
We are looking for candidates for this role who can exhibit any of a variety of skills; these include, but are not limited to: –
‘ An appreciation of the relationship between code and the platform on which it is executing.
‘ Machine and deep learning
‘ Data visualisation, including AR or VR techniques
‘ Cryptographic techniques
‘ Internet protocols
‘ Low-level device programming
‘ RF analysis
We celebrate and reward our colleagues through a variety of methods, and we promote the health and well-being of our members through a range of programs and activities. We are also committed to ensuring a safe work environment through the prevention of harmful workplace incidents including physical harm, harassment and violence.
Unconditionally inclusive – we know diversity brings a great greater variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences to the workplace. We actively encourage diversity at CGI and inclusivity is one of our top priorities, with support networks for Parents, Women, LGBT+, BAME, Neurodiversity and Disability.
Insights you can act on
While technology is at the heart of our clients' digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.
When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees "members" because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today – one of the world's largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.
At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where all belong and collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal-opportunity employer, we want to empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.
Ready to become part of our success story? Join CGI – where your ideas and actions make a difference.