Would you like the opportunity to work on the most significant project that we have, with the most complex system that we deliver from an SI perspective? We currently have a vacancy for a Systems Design Engineer at our site in New Malden.*
As a Shared Systems Design Engineer, you will be working on the Type 26 frigate largely to support the technical authority and interact and engage with engineers across a wide spectrum of skills. This is a demanding technical role, and an opportunity for the right candidate to take on a position of significant responsibility and ownership of technical issues and some delivery aspects.
This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on an exciting project gaining new skills and knowledge along with working with a wide range of stakeholders, whilst ultimately being able to see the finished product on board the ship. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to progress within the business, and this role could potentially provide a stepping stone into a Technical Authority role.
Your main responsibilities as a Systems Design Engineer will involve:
Processing Shared Infrastructure (SI) System Definition changes, DNS list updates, other system owned build inputs
Assisting with the Data Management work; gathering technical information from within SI teams, pulling together technical diagrams and identifying gaps in data sources
Supporting the trouble shooting of system-wide issues found at Land Based Test Site across a number of technical domains (e.g. networking and software)
Provide system support to in-house developed tools – ELA build and data extraction tool tool and Network Configuration Generator tool
Provide system support to Integration with particular emphasis on start-up and resilience testing
Tracking Land Based Test Site Observation Reports and seeing technical issues through to successful resolution
Keep up to date in relevant technical areas, develop skills and capabilities to be able to provide more effective services (seeking and sharing good practice and knowledge to continuously improve practices), and supply technical support and expertise to others as required.
Act as a member of a technical team created to accomplish tasks of a specialist nature
General Systems Engineering experience across a delivery lifecycle
Some experience of Networking, Virtualisation, SAN & VDI technologies would be beneficial
Experience of design document creation and system level details capture
Hands on system experience of a system similar to SI
Experience of System Design work and dealing with large projects with multiple inputs and stakeholders
Degree qualified, likely to be in a technology, engineering or science related discipline
Meet the requirements for registration as Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council and preferably be a member of a relevant Professional body
Excellent communication skills – verbal and written – and ability to adapt communication style to the stakeholder group
Well-motivated individual with a strong desire to succeed
Location: *New Malden - although there is flexibility to work 3 days from New Malden and 2 days at one of our other sites/ from home
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries
We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life-threatening situations.
In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy’s surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.
We pride ourselves on being the combat systems integrator of choice, not only integrating our own products, but those of other defence companies too in delivering combat systems for both the Royal Navy and international customers.
We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that’s why we offer the flexibility for you to do what’s important to you, whether that’s job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.
We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.
We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.
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