Roke is curious, unashamedly technical and has worked at the leading edge of innovation for over 60 years. Roke Engineers work on a variety of exciting fields from Machine Learning through to Software, Cyber to Sensors & Comms, plus everything thing in between.
Our motto is “business unusual” and we strive to live by it!
What you’ll be doing in this role
Your broad technical, research and software development background will allow you to rapidly understand new systems and domains, and prototype systems based on your research. Roke is a projects based business so there will be a wide variety of internal opportunity matched to your expertise and opportunities to try new things.
To be considered for this position applicants should demonstrate the following on your CV
Your career chartered by you!
Engineers at Roke have access to a rich pool of varied opportunities. This could include developing deep specialist knowledge in a niche field. Broad knowledge across the tech stack. Domain expertise leading to more client-focused roles. Pastoral care and coaching via line management.
Your Learning and Development!
Roke are widely recognised as being among the best in their field therefore we have the foundations in place to ensure our employee’s develop the necessary skills to help solve our client’s toughest challenges.
Your Roke Community!
Roke fosters a campus like feel on each of its sites, due in part to the relaxed dress code but more intrinsically by its people. We employ some of the best and brightest the world has to offer, but beyond that we employ people who are genuinely passionate about the technology they use and the work they do. Together this generates vibrant community of friendly individuals eager to support your development.
Roke prides itself on doing better each year on all aspects around the business and the community it serves. To aid in this we have Corporate Social Responsibility Groups (CSRGs) and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). The CSRGs cover larger scale activates such as STEM outreach, Community outreach and Sustainability. ERGs are more specific, personal and focus on diversity & Inclusion.
A message from Roke’s Inspire - LGBT+ Support Network – “We provide support and advice, and champion inclusivity and understanding for anyone with questions around sexual orientation and gender identity. Membership is private and open to allies too”.
Roke also benefits from a plethora of employee-led clubs which cover everything from gaming to food. A few example clubs include Football, Climbing, Airsoft, Sailing, Cyber security, Data science, Astronomy, and much, much more!
Alongside this, there are numerous company events throughout the year, including a summer music festival, bonfire night (including fireworks, of course!) and a Christmas party.
Unlike other working environments Roke maintains a project-orientated structure. This allows and encourages you to “try out” a variety of skills and roles throughout your career. There’s a large amount of flexibility by design and it’s up to you how you engage with this feature. Finally, please note this isn’t a perk just for new starters but an intrinsic part of Roke. We routinely have senior engineers change projects to “try out something new” or juggle multiple projects because “they all sound fun!”
The majority of Roke positions accommodate hybrid working. 60% Concentration (work from home) and 40% Collaboration (office based). Our staff average two days a week in the office, the days you will be in the office are determined by the business needs and should average out to two days per week.
Due to the nature of this position, we require you to be eligible to achieve UK Security Clearance meet the following criteria.
Your Application Process
Our hiring community will review your CV and supporting information from the application form. If we feel Roke would be a great fit for your aspirations you’ll be invited to begin a two stage interview process.
The first interview is a chance to find out more about you and involves a CV review as well as a check on motivation and fit. The second interview is a Competency Based Interview.
If you require any reasonable adjustments please let us know, Roke are keen to ensure we create the right interview environment for you to show your best self.