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Engineering Summer Internship (Applied Intelligence) 2021

Start date: June/September (12 weeks)

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Company Overview

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence helps nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.

We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes - often collecting and analysing huge volumes of data. These, combined with our Cyber Special forces - some of the most skilled people in the world, enable us to defend against cyber-attacks, fraud and financial crime, enable intelligence-led policing and solve complex data problems.

We are obsessed about solving problems for our customers; we bring together great minds that face tough challenges on a daily basis, and are encouraged to make a difference.

About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.

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Role Profile

As an Engineering Summer Intern, you will work as a part of a project team, alongside skilled and experienced individuals who are motivated to train and coach you on the day-to-day skills required to work closely with our customers, both internal and external. You will learn the tools, techniques and approaches used by engineering professionals and apply them in a controlled environment to ensure projects are delivered on time, to quality and to budget.

As an Intern within BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, you will be placed into one of our specialist engineering teams. Each team will have a specific focus which could include: Cyber Security, Financial Crime or Communications Intelligence.

Software Engineering (Gloucester, Guilford, London)

You would be joining established the software engineering teams that work across our diverse business portfolio. You might be contributing to preventing massive fraud, large scale money laundering, cyber-attacks or a range of government work in our mission of protecting the connected world. You shall be taught how to use our enterprise Global Engineering Platform centred on the latest versions of the Atlassian suite and using those tools contribute your code to our work. You shall be mentored and coached by a specific engineer allocated the role of looking after you, though in practice you’re likely to find that it’s all about the team that you’ll be part of. We shall be interested in you; we often find that what you know and what your ideas are will help us because in effective teams everyone finds a way to contribute.

Operational Cyber (Gloucester, London)

We are looking for talented developers and researchers who can solve our customers’ hardest problems. Trust us; these are not the kind of problems you'll get at a hedge fund, a Shoreditch start-up or even a Silicon Valley tech company. Our customers and the things they want to do are pretty unique. We work across a range of platforms including desktop, mobile and embedded systems and a range of languages including Python, C#, Java and C++.

Physical Science and Technology (Gloucester, Great Baddow, Guilford)

We are looking for talented electronics engineers, mathematicians and scientists to work on challenging problems for our customers. As member of the engineering team, you could be involved in space or underwater systems, sensors or communications systems, where you may be designing digital electronics or researching new areas of exciting science and technology. If you are interested in the scientist element of the practice, you would be involved in the development of underlying physical principles or the application of mathematical techniques.

Infrastructure (Guilford)

Successful candidates would be working as part of the Technical Operations team (DevOps experts) and alongside software engineering teams to deliver highly available, easy to use, build/test and release environments for our product offerings across the business.

The team works with a huge range of technologies to automate tasks including: Jenkins, Docker, Terraform, VSphere, Azure Cloud, Scripting & Linux.

What to expect on the programme

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence is a fast paced and agile business. The more you put into the internship programme the more you will get out, building lasting professional relationships. As a summer intern you will be part of our Future Talent community, which will support and guide you throughout your time with us. It is not all work and no play, the Future Talent community regularly runs social events and activities for all to get involved with – including a Capture The Flag Event, Presentation Day and Internship Socials.

We would also encourage our interns to immerse themselves within their teams, who will be on hand to support you, providing on the job training, advice and networking opportunities. During your 12 weeks you will be given a stretch assignment, which will be a chance for you to work with other interns on a project outside the remit of your day to day work.

What we offer

  • £16,800 per annum (pro-rata)
  • 5.5 days holiday plus the August bank holiday
  • A mentor to support you during your 12 week programme
  • Private medical insurance, life assurance and a discount scheme available to you while you’re with us
  • Individuals who demonstrate outstanding performance on the internship will be considered for a permanent Future Talent position on
  • completion of their final year

Entry Requirements

  • On track to achieve a 2:2 in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths discipline. (Other disciplines will be considered if you are able to demonstrate significant extra-curricular interest in Engineering.)
  • Eligible to achieve a Government Security Clearance.

Desired Technical Ability

Aptitude in one or more of the following:

  • Java - Java JEE, JSP, JSF, EJB, Spring, JDBC
  • Infrastructure – systems administration, network security & engineering, protocols (TCP/IP)
  • Microsoft - C#, C++, .NET, SharePoint, ODBC
  • Data processing – Hadoop, Oracle, R, SQL
  • Web - HTML, XML, SOAP
  • O/S - Linux, Windows
  • Mobile – iOS, Android

Desired Competencies

  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • The aptitude for solving complex/technical problems
  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • Articulate, both verbally and in writing
  • Objective and logical with an enquiring and creative mind
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Resilience under pressure
  • Desire to learn
  • Competence in Microsoft Office packages/ IT literate

Security Clearance

Due to the nature of our work successful candidates for this role will be required to go through SC clearance prior to starting with us. Only those with the permanent and unrestricted right to live and work in the UK will be able to be considered for this Internship, within BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £16,800 pro rata + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • Summer
  • Gloucester, Chelmsford, Guildford and London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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