Senior Software Developer

Senior Software Developer Role

Hawkrose is delighted to announce we are hiring for the role of Senior Software Developer. In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of exciting projects and products across our Civil Aviation, Defence and Public Sector industry verticals.

The successful candidate will be given the autonomy to set their own direction of work, and will work closely with the Head of Development to establish best practice across the Hawkrose development function.

The role requires a mixture of home and office working with the expectation that the successful candidate will manage their own time and location to best deliver for our customers.

Required Skills

The successful candidate will be a full stack software engineer with experience of enterprise grade software development and an agile development environment.

Experience and Expertise:

  • Years of Experience: 5+ years in software engineering.
  • Programming Languages: Robust experience in JAVA. Proficiency in C# is also valuable. Familiar with frameworks like Spring or .NET.
  • Services and REST APIs: Solid background in developing services and RESTful APIs, demonstrating an understanding of web services architecture and implementation.
  • Frontend Framework: Competent in Angular and able to create dynamic, responsive web applications; skilled in CSS, TypeScript and JavaScript.
  • Test-Driven Development: Strong commitment to quality, utilizing TDD methodologies to ensure code reliability and maintainability.
  • Security Practices: Knowledgeable in cybersecurity practices, including OAuth, OpenID Connect, and secure coding practices.
  • Advanced Database Knowledge:Proficient in SQL and data modelling.
  • SOLID Principles:Proficient in applying SOLID principles for object-oriented programming, ensuring clean, maintainable, and scalable code.

Additional Skills (Good to Have):

  • Programming Language: Python
  • Containerization and Orchestration: Experience with technologies like Docker and Kubernetes. These are essential for scalable, efficient deployment and management of applications.
  • Agile Methodology: Ideally experienced in Agile practices, capable of adapting to rapid development cycles and collaborative team environments.
  • Cloud Platforms: Familiarity with cloud services, particularly Azure or AWS, is highly desirable.
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD): Experience with integration and deployment tools, understanding the principles of CI/CD pipelines for streamlined software delivery.
  • Machine Learning/AI: Basic understanding of AI and machine learning concepts.
  • Database: Understanding NoSQL databases.
  • Numerate Degree Qualification – You should possess a computer science degree or other degree with a large component of computer numeracy. Relevant in-role experience is acceptable in the absence of a formal qualification.
  • Industry experience in the Aviation or Defence sectors would also be a benefit.
  • Planning & Prioritisation – You will be highly organised and able to work to (sometimes challenging) deadlines agreed with our clients. To that end, supporting the business with the development of work proposals and their associated cost and timescales is an important element of the role.


As a small dynamic company, Hawkrose looks for employees who value autonomy and flexibility over hierarchy and processes.

We offer:

  • Competitive renumeration based on experience
  • Company pension scheme
  • 25 day holiday per year
  • Personalised training
  • Flexible working locations (home, customer site or office)

Most importantly we offer the opportunity to work with a highly motivated team and be part of building a business, launching new products, engaging new customers, learning new skills and achieving success.

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