Forward Deployed Engineer


With a legacy of more than 100 years, Janes provides the only single resource for comprehensive, unclassified and up-to-date intelligence on military equipment in production and use around the globe. By structuring and connecting this data to the inventories for more than 190 countries, Janes is uniquely positioned to provide our customers with timely, accurate, validated intelligence to support entity recognition, capability assessment and market analysis.

Janes is a leading provider of timely and assured data, information, analysis and forecasts for Defence & National Security organisations globally.


You have a passion for developing novel and innovative solutions, having a positive attitude and taking pride in what you achieve on a daily basis. You enjoy working with clients to elicit their needs, operating in a fast-paced environment where you engage with Defence & National Security subject matter experts on a weekly basis. You challenge the status quo, supporting others in your team.

The Forward Deployed Engineer will be a crucial member within the small innovation team, supporting the business by helping customers understand, integrate and use our content in ways that best supports their workflow and needs. Specifically, the role will support the development and delivery of custom solutions, using agile-development methodologies.

 This is a new and exciting role, where the individual will play a key role in supporting the expansion of the services offered by Janes. The individual will be a core member of a small team, using novel technologies and systems to create and deliver new capabilities that adapt to and anticipate changing client requirements.

 Required: UK Security Clearance, SC minimum.


The Forward Deployed Engineer role is a critical element of the Janes Innovation Team. You will be part of a small team producing cutting-edge software prototypes to meet client needs. 

• Development of software prototypes and capabilities to support our clients. 
• Become a specialist in Jane’s content and its provision.
• Execute full software development life cycle (SDLC)
• Develop software and source code to a high degree of quality
• Develop flowcharts, layouts and documentation to identify requirements and solutions
• Write well-designed, testable code
• Proven ability to work independently with limited supervision, when required.
• Provide advisory support to customers on use of novel and new technologies to enhance data visualisation and consumption.
• Support the integration of our content within third-party systems and the optimisation of those systems to fulfil defined customer use cases. 
• Support use case creation and refinement for demonstration and case studies and integrator support.
• Support the development of enhanced capabilities including content access and other enhanced search capabilities.
• Provide feedback to the business on data, tools, technologies and workflow support required by the customer, to inform the development pipeline.
• Creation of instructional documentation, and FAQ documentation.
• Produce specifications and determine operational feasibility
• Integrate software components into a fully functional software system
• Develop software verification plans and quality assurance procedures
• Document and maintain software functionality
• Comply with project plans and industry standards
• Comply with all lawful and reasonable directions from you manager
• Make suggestions for better solutions to problems 
• Keep abreast of latest and emerging technologies 


  • Fluent in Python, experience or knowledge of geospatial formats, demonstrated experience with analytics packages such as Tableau and/or PowerBI, graph database experience is a distinct advantage.
  • Thorough understanding and experience of agile software development methodologies (e.g. SAFe, Scrum), values, and procedures.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • UK Security Clearance, SC minimum.
  • Experience with data science DevOps pipelines and practices
  • Working with GIS Platforms.
  • Demonstrable technical understanding via work experience, IT/ Development related qualifications, or Degree.
  •  Demonstrate a good understanding of Aerospace & Defence subject knowledge, although adjacent markets will also provide a degree of new approaches and learning to the team.
  •  Data transformation experience. Previous experience in linked data and knowledgebases.

For successful candidates, Janes provides a supportive, stretching and dynamic environment with the ability for you to grow rapidly both personally and professionally.  

We value diversity at Janes and are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our colleagues. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation and age. 

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