Cyber Security Graduate Engineer

Main Role

An early careers opportunity to join Smiths Detection as a Software Engineer where you will conduct software development activities on cutting-edge equipment and you will be involved in interacting with a wide range of internal stakeholders within the organisation. You will work in our innovative and friendly team at our Trace Detection Centre of Excellence in Hemel Hempstead.

Smiths Detection – Making the world a safer place
Every minute of every day, our technology and talented team members help to make the world a safer place.

Main Responsibilities

As a Graduate Software Engineer, you will:

  • Have the unique opportunity to work on the development of a variety of leading-edge products and applications within the trace detection and security industry.
  • Develop prototypes that utilise current and future detection technologies
  • Conduct software development activities
  • Work in a team to design, develop, and test potential new products. This will entail design and implementation of a software solution.
  • Actively communicate with team members within the local  team, other disciplines within the department and the wider Smiths Detection community to facilitate the work of the company.
  • Be responsible for personal health & safety of all that may be affected by your activities, arranging appropriate risk assessments whilst working internally & externally for Smiths Detection.

Skills and Abilities (Essential):

  • We are looking for creative and imaginative graduates to develop new potential products
  • Good understanding of the software development lifecycle from a computing-related degree course
  • C & C++ experience
  • Professional attitude and strong work ethic
  • Flexible and able to work well in a team
  • Strong written and spoken English.

Software Skills required (Desirable):

  • Comfortable with Unix/Linux command line interfaces
  • Software development/scripting experience
  • Virtual Technologies
  • Understanding of networking and server architectures

Impact and Scope  

  • Has full access to proprietary information on projects, designs, and processes; interprets and applies company policy
  • Interfaces with other Smiths Detection departments including Project Teams, Service, key customers, suppliers and partnering organisations.

Why work at Smiths

  • Our people are an essential part of our success, and we believe in a fair and equitable workplace, where you enjoy being at work and your efforts to deliver for our customers are recognised.
  • We’re committed to employing talented people and enabling them to reach their full potential. We’ll work with you to help you be your best. And to achieve your career goals.
  • Our internal development programmes help you learn the business and build knowledge on key areas such as ethics, safety and unconscious bias.
  • Our people are our sustainable source of competitive advantage. Their hard work and passion brings our business to life. We seek to reward colleagues for their contributions and enable them to share in our success.
  • Flexible working optional
  • Diverse culture.

If you are appointed to this role you will be subject to the successful completion of a Criminal Record Check and will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement. 

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How to Apply

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  • Salary
    £26,000 + benefits
  • Degree required
    2:1 and above
  • Location
    Hemel Hempstead (Hertfordshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Information Technology
  • Software
Also Accepting...
  • Data Science
  • Hardware
  • IT Architecture
  • Robotics
  • Systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Web Development
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