4th February 2020


At borwell, we're always looking for enthusiastic, innovative and talented individuals with fresh ideas to join our ever-growing team. Check out our vacancies below to find out more.

Whether this be in our Software Engineering team, our CYBX team or our Networking team. You could be working at our Main Office in Malvern, in our Space office at Harwell or in Cheltenham City Centre.


weeks personalised induction plan 

Our team will create a 2 week on-boarding plan for all new starters. Ensuring you get time to settle in, meet the team, and get a good feel for our business before the real work starts. 

Air-conditioned offices 

We take staff comfort seriously, we want you to be relaxed and comfortable during the working day, enjoy our recently renovated air-conditioned offices. 

On-site café 

No need to leave the site (unless you want to) Pop over to the brilliant and affordable on-site café  

Free filter coffee and Tea 

Fresh coffee and tea available every day, on us. Stay hydrated and alert

Breakfast rolls on us once per week 

At least once per week our team pile into the on-site café for a breakfast roll and a catch-up. The rolls are on us, and it’s a great opportunity to have an informal catch-up. 

Fresh fruit delivered weekly

Help yourself to fresh fruit in the office, keep your vitamin and mineral levels up for improved concentration and immunity 

Flexible working 

Our business officially operates between 8am and 6pmWe are happy to work with you on a flexible basis, our standard contracts are 37.5 hours per week.  Just chat with your line Manager about what works best for you.  

Work from home 1 day per week 

Have a chat with your manager and agree a day to work from home that suits you, beat the commute, and do those everyday life admin tasks while you are on a break and working from home. 

Optional private health care schemes 

Once your probationary period is complete, you will be invited to join our brilliant private healthcare plans, available for you and your family members. 

Annual salary review in line with RPI

We appreciate the cost of living can increase, and we aren’t in the habit of effectively giving our employees a pay cut by holding salaries as the cost of living goes up 

25 days holiday per year and carry over

Start with 25 days off per year plus bank holidays. We will also allow you to carry over a reasonable number of unused holidays, just chat with your manager. 

Training and development 

We are big advocates of personal development, many of our team have completed apprenticeships or training schemes. We subscribe to the well-known quote from Sir Richard Branson - “Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” 

We like to provide an insight into what borwell is like on a daily basis, and if you are interested, click here to read our Life at borwell page.

When choosing a career below, click on the Job Title that you would like to apply for to find out more information. The description that is displayed should also give an insight of what the job would entail.

If you think the job suits you, click the link to go to the challenge page which will allow us to get a brief insight into your skills and will enable us to review your application.

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Current Vacancies


Java Software Engineers (Malvern and Manchester)

Job Description

Several Java Software Engineers are needed to join existing Agile Product Development teams of 4-8 skilled engineers. Using the latest Agile processes and development tools, you will rapidly solve problems and create solutions for one of our key Customers.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Java
  • AWS
  • JIRA / Bitbucket / Confluence
  • Object-Oriented Design Principles
  • Agile Team Experience
  • Linux development environment

Working Hours

The company offers flexible working hours.  This role is office based 4 days per week and 1 day from home.


The salary ranges from £30,000 to £75,000 plus all expenses are paid. The salary that is offered is subject to skills and proven experience.

To be considered for this position, you must have held a UK Passport for at least 5 years and have no criminal records.

We are always on the look out for enthusiastic software engineers. Even if this specific role isn't quite right for you, please do get in touch if you are looking for work in this area, and you believe you have the right skills and a positive attitude. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Information Technology / Computing
  • Computer Forensics
  • Computer Networks
  • Physics
  • Maths

If you're interested in applying for this job, please click here.

Test Automation Engineer (Malvern, Cheltenham, Home)


An opportunity has arisen for a driven person to grow into an experienced Test Automation Engineer supporting critical National Security projects, which keep the UK a safe place for all its citizens.

The ideal candidate has some of the skills and experiences below and the passion to learn and master the others over time.  A day per week training time will be allocated as well as budget for training courses and exams.

Ways of working

  • Agile/DevOps
  • TDD


  • Maintain test frameworks, automation suites, test execution
  • Will be enhancing quality by supporting testing processes over two projects


  • Atlassian Suite, Linux, Windows, AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, VMs, Visual Studio - basic coding skills required

Application Stack

  • Data - Splunk
  • IAAS
  • CI/CD - Jenkins, Bamboo
  • Useful languages - molecule, ansible, PowerShell, Linux, Terraform

Test Stack

  • Test tools - Robot, Cypress, Visual Studio, molecule
  • Test Level - systems, systems integration, exploratory testing, infrastructure testing, end-to-end testing


Malvern/Cheltenham hybrid, which means 2 days per week in Cheltenham, 2 days per week in Malvern and 1 day per week working from home

All travel time and costs will be paid.

Paid overtime may also be available.

Pay and benefits

As this is a junior role the pay is £30k to £39k depending on experience.  Pay increases of £1,000 p.a. will be awarded each time a relevant certification is gained by the candidate.  E.g. AWS Cloud Practitioner, AWS DevOps Engineer.

We offer a wide range of benefits, which we can send to you as a PDF.

The process is an initial phone call, followed by a 45 minute Teams call, then if you are interested we will invite you in for a day to meet the team, see some of the tools they use, have lunch, and ask all the questions you like about the work, tools, training etc.  At the end of the day we will send you a job offer and a contract.

If you're interested in applying for this job, please click here.

Work experience, internships and placements

Work experience

We can offer a one day visit or up to one week unpaid work experience.  This offers a Year 10, Year 12, or undergraduate an experience of working with software engineering teams, and seeing what it is like day to day in a small tech business.

Summer placement

After a successful work experience week, candidates are often invited back for a 4-12 week paid summer placement.

This is paid at £20,000 salary plus holiday and all the other benefits the other employees are entitled to.

Industrial placement / year in industry

Ideally suited to undergraduates for their third year.  This is paid at £20,000 plus holiday and all the other benefits the other employees are entitled to.

Could also be a Masters student project, paid or unpaid, depending on if the project is related to the company, a customer, or is a pure research based project.

Part-time employment

If you have prior experience in a tech related role before starting university, you may want to work for the company part-time during your degree.  You could work 1-2 days per week in a paid capacity.

Post graduate opportunities

After a summer or placement year, many students are offered a 1-2 day per week paid job for their final year, and then automatically go full-time upon graduation.

To apply

See the challenges below - make and attempt at one (or more) of these.  Follow the instructions carefully.

All the best of luck,

Steve & the borwell team 🙂

If you're interested in applying for this job, please look at the three challenges and make an attempt at one or more of these.


We have a range of challenges and exercises to help you choose the career path that you want to go down. The challenges that we have and are attached to the job opportunities above are:

If any of these sound of interest to you, take a look above to see whether there is a job available for them!