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Systems Engineer (JavaScript Developer) for Defence


Romania, Bucharest.


About the position


Do you want to help further develop interoperability for a mission-critical environment, with every opportunity to learn new technologies and share ideas with experienced colleagues?

If you are ready to take the next step in your career, then come and join a small and close-knit team characterized by strong mutual support. Together we develop mission-critical software to support the interoperability which is used daily by 40 nations.


Responsibilities and tasks


As an IRIS Suite developer, you will work on existing code as well as develop brand-new features. The IRIS suite has revolutionized how the military handles interoperability in defence missions. In fact, it is the standard for NATO member states for interoperability and military messaging using Message Text Format (MTF) standards. IRIS manages to make the correct completion, editing, and reading of MTFs easier, whether being used for the first time or by an experienced operator.

You will be involved in developing a product that is constantly evolving. It has already been in the field for 30 years and is used by more than 100,000 military personnel in 40+ countries. Being at the forefront of developments is paramount, as IRIS is also integrated with other products in our Defence department.


Your everyday tasks will consist of:

  • Improving our legacy code
  • Implementing automation testing
  • Implementing and testing software features, which is used in 40 NATO countries
  • Helping replace older applications with new technologies and frameworks
  • Working with integration between IRIS and our SitaWare Suite
  • Producing documentation and working with process development.


Our Ideal candidate


  • You hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, computer/software engineering, or similar
  • You possess experience with JavaScript and scrum, have knowledge about object-oriented programming paradigms, and it is also important that you work according to Clean Code principles.
  • You are helpful and a team player - because at Systematic delivering quality is not a competition
  • You can work independently and with considerable freedom – and achieve high quality
  • Communicate in English both verbally and in writing with many different stakeholders and at all levels of the organization.
  • We work with security classified projects and as a Systematic employee, you need a security clearance. Read more about it here: https://systematic.com/en-gb/careers/security-clearance/


Preferred skills


  • Experience with SCRUM as we take an agile approach to our work, and scrum is part of our day-to-day activities. Together we have created a strong team that ensures good cross-border cooperation.
  • You bring a couple of years of experience as a quality-conscious developer
  • You have now reached a point where you are ready to make a difference in the world with your code, as our developers help the military to minimize the mistakes being made in mission-critical situations.
  • You enjoy challenging yourself with tasks that you maybe have not tried before. So, you are ready to develop personally, in accordance with IRIS which is in constant progress, both in regards of technology and domain.
  • You are also quick to learn new code languages.
  • Perhaps you have experience with other technologies in the project:
    • Java
    • Scala
    • C++
    • ExtJS
    • TDD and MS Visual Studio



What we offer:


  • An open-minded working environment, where we focus on our employees and their wellbeing. Systematic is a rapidly growing company, which means that we are developing and changing.
  • We challenge each other, our work processes, and our technologies to ensure that we retain our position at the forefront of development. Your professional and personal development is our top priority, so you will be able to take courses and improve even further.
  • In the long term, you will also have an opportunity to take your career to the next level. You can look forward to exciting day-to-day work in which close teamwork with customers and colleagues is essential for making a difference and delivering world-class software.
  • Up to 23 vacation days, 21 days standard to which 2 more days can be added if you have more than 10 years of work experience
  • 3 sick days per year for all employees
  • A flexible benefit program - you can mix your benefits choosing from different kinds of Services on a very dynamic platform – Benefit Online, such as:
    • Private medical subscription - you can choose from 3 providers
    • Private pension
    • Meal or vacation vouchers
    • Gym subscription


Practical information


  • Based in Bucharest, you will become part of our IRIS team – a small and international group of 15 colleagues engaged in the development, testing, project management, and architecture in Denmark, the UK, and Romania. Together we enjoy a great atmosphere, where there is every opportunity for sparring, writing fantastic code, and producing high quality. The team has the responsibility for all of the product stages from innovation to release, in cooperation with the Product Owner.
  • Travel may be expected - approx. 5 days a year including visit to our Headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark.
  • We continuously assess applications, as we wish to fill the position as soon as possible
  • You are welcome to contact Alice Durbaca, Senior Recruitment Specialist (alice.durbaca@systematic.com) if you wish to know more about this position. We evaluate applications as we receive them so we can hire a new great colleague as soon as possible.
  • We look forward to hearing from you.


Since we wrote our first line of code in 1985, privately owned Systematic A/S has grown to an international software house with more than 1000 colleagues with 27 different nationalities, spread across offices in 11 countries and with customers all over the world. Our goal is simple: To improve the world with exceptional software. We deliver software and system solutions for customers within the public sector, the health sector, the defence, the police, the financial sector and the service sector and there are more than 1.000.000 users’ worldwide. We work on a foundation of trust, where we have freedom and responsibility for making decisions in our everyday lives. We are dedicated to making a difference and dare to challenge technology, each other and ourselves. As a new employee at Systematic, helpful colleagues welcome you, and you can look forward to both a mentor arrangement and all the support you need. Together, we can develop and fulfil your potential and make Systematic even better. 

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