Senior Software Integration Engineer
We’re looking for a Senior Software Integration Engineer to help us shape the future of naval combat systems – the systems that keep the Royal Navy’s ships and crews safe at sea.
We have a rich 30 year heritage in the design, development, integration and support of naval combat systems that is used for combat, humanitarian and intelligence gathering operations.
The Software Integration team provides software build, test rig management, system integration and software release services for a number of projects supplying the Naval Combat Management Systems (CMS). As a Senior Software Integration Engineer, you will be integrating a Windows-based Naval Combat Management System on a networked virtualised shared infrastructure or black-box PC based system architecture. You will be working on representative combat system equipment to investigate and resolve challenging software integration issues for a variety of RN ships including the new Type 26 frigate, the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier, the Type 45 Destroyer and other in-service ships.
Based at our New Malden site the Senior Software Integration Engineer will join the CMS Product Team adding expertise to a team of experienced engineers tackling complex system integration issues in a Windows domain. As a software system the CMS comprises multi-million lines of source code developed in-house and integrated with a host of 3rd party COTS software packages.
Your main responsibilities as a Senior Software Integration Engineer will involve:
Integrating software applications into system builds to deliver system capability
Installing software on local integration facilities
Supporting systems at UK test sites and on board Royal Navy ships
Demonstrating system integrity with both scripted and informal testing
Supporting usage of representative target hardware
Investigating system issues, providing solutions yourself or through collaboration with other Engineering teams in the organisation
Releasing system builds for use on ship
Your skills and qualifications:
- Familiar with Windows 7/10/Server 2008/2012/2016 functionality
- Ability to methodically investigate a symptom to understand and isolate the root cause
- Ability to quickly understand how areas of a complex system work
- Knowledge of Ada, C++ or C# software languages
- Experience with Virtual machines and VMware ESXi
- Understanding of networks (architecture and protocols)
- Use of OS diagnostic tools (e.g. for Windows, Perfmon and the SysInternals tools)
What we're looking for in you:
You will be an excellent problem solver, capable of applying past experience to support the understanding and investigation of new issues. Your determination will ensure you are not fazed by complexity. Your communication and interpersonal skills will include the ability to work effectively with others.
Location: New Malden
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 part time hours, 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.
Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer and our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.
Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions.These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.