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Software Engineering Consultant (L3 Security cleared) – Defence and Security

Melbourn, Herts, UK (Permanent Full time)

Package includes annual bonus scheme, 8% pension, private healthcare, share purchase scheme, generous car/travel allowance


Bringing Ingenuity to Life

We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

With a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, we’ll offer you unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we turn complexity to opportunity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career.


Isn’t it time you joined us?


Become part of the Team

Our Defence and Security sector team has an impressive track record in delivering ground breaking technical projects of national importance. We help maximise the impact of technology for customers in the government and private sectors, working across key areas of policy, strategy, and implementation of technical solutions.


In PA you’ll be working within one of the most successful UK organisations in Technology Development and Product Development, with a team who have an exceptional reputation across government and the private sector. Our team includes world class experts in data science, electronics and mechanical engineering, software development, networks/communciations, and we offer all of our Consultants career progression and tailored training to equip them with the tools they need to manage complex and challenging assignments through their careers.


You will be trusted to work across the whole development lifecycle for clients, offering a rare opportunity to gain broad experiences with a range of world class companies and institutions.  This is great opportunity to not only use your technical knowledge to get directly involved in product development, but also to help our clients develop systems and business architecture that empowers them to drive their own projects.


PA offers a career in consulting, not just a job; a stake in our firm; and an environment where individuals and ideas matter.

What we're looking for
  • A strong technical background in software development/engineering
  • Proven background delivering technical projects within the defence/security industry
  • Security vetted to either SC or DV level
  • Career hungry individual who wants to thrive in a role that combines strategy, commercialism and technical delivery
  • Ability to use your technical expertise, excellent interpersonal skills, and commercial acumen, to understand requirements, formulate and deliver creative solutions to client issues.


Nice to have:

  • Cloud development (e.g. AWS, Azure, Terraform)
  • Continuous integration (e.g. Jenkins, Bamboo)


If you enjoy working on technically challenging projects that have real-world impact then this would be an exciting chance to get hands on with innovation in the public sector.  It would suit software developers who have cut their teeth in the D&S space that want to continue their career down a more innovation/product development route as opposed to pure project management or strategy career path.


• Private medical insurance
• Travel allowance 
• 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
• Company pension scheme
• Annual performance-based bonus
• Life and Income protection insurance
• Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
• Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

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Job information

Firm: PA Consulting

Location: Cambridge