SharePoint Engineer

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SharePoint Engineer

Would you like to be part of the EITS (Enterprise IT Services) SharePoint Product team supporting the enterprise SharePoint Collaboration / Global Intranet solution within BAE Systems? We currently have a vacancy for a SharePoint Engineer at our site in Preston – The Strand.

As a SharePoint Engineer, you will be joining the SharePoint product team within Shared Services you will work to continuously improve the product offering by deploying new features and functionality to ensure it stays abreast of the latest innovations and will have new opportunities to broaden your skills through integrations with complementary products such as BI and Project Server.

This is a unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a growing SharePoint practice within BAE Systems to support the needs of the BAE Systems internal customers. As a key member of the SharePoint Product Team you will be able to take advantage of agile techniques and technical training to continuously develop the solution.

Your main responsibilities as a SharePoint Engineer will involve:

Reporting to the SharePoint Product Owner, the SharePoint Engineer will work under the technical guidance of the SharePoint Technical Architect to deliver and support Enterprise SharePoint across the UK Businesses

Work closely with internal customers across all UK Business capturing requirements for Business as Usual improvements to their SharePoint deployments, developing innovative solutions then delivering against agreed Statements of Work. Whilst ensuring all SharePoint deployments and developments adhere to internal Governance.

Manage the relationship between the EITS SharePoint Product team its suppliers and partners, run regular meetings with these suppliers and partners tracking incidents, problems and service requests, gather monthly statistics and metrics. Monitoring and managing spend against budgets, providing regular updates and reports to the Product Owner.

Collaborate as part of a self-organising SharePoint Product Team facilitated by the Scrum lead, using agile sprints, and participating in daily stand ups, sprint reviews, planning and retrospectives to deliver the items on the product backlog. Tracking workloads and spend against agreed budgets and Statements of Work.

Contribute to discussions and generate new ideas around how to break down items on the backlog and deliver value early and often throughout the process, and share knowledge with other members of the SharePoint Product Team in order to help meet sprint goals

Attend / run workshops with customers and other key stakeholders to provide regular demos and gather feedback

Liaising with suppliers, team members, senior leaders and industry peers to continuously improve delivery whilst working with customers to introduce innovation and evolve the product, documenting technical business requirements and process into a format that the business can understand

Supporting project teams in the upgrade of SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2016, closely working with customers, partners and suppliers to effectively and efficiently migrate content from 2010 to 2016.

Your skills and qualifications:


SharePoint experience (2016 essential – 2019 advantageous)

Previous experience of either supporting and/or developing SharePoint

Experience of developing Nintex and InfoPath forms

Experience of working in an agile environment

Experience of managing suppliers and partners

Experience of tracking spend and managing budgets


Working foundation in process frameworks like ITIL and Agile

Involvement of working for a large organisation

Experience of working on large SharePoint migration projects (1000s of end users)

Additional experience with BI or Project Server an advantage

Experience of Supplier and Stakeholder (customer) Management

Understanding of the internal IPB process

Experience of Intranet / Web development

What we're looking for in you:

You will possess excellent communications skills with the ability to articulate your ideas in order for others to comprehend and learn. You will be passionate for doing things differently by challenging conventional methods and inspiring others to do the same through facilitating a culture of trust, openness and honesty. As a keen SharePointer you will have an enthusiasm for developing your skills further and working on the latest technology. You will be a strong team player and care about the end user experience.

Location: Preston – The Strand

Salary: Competitive

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

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.

Shared Services

If you’d like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of the Shared Services team, you’ll be at the heart of this endeavour – working closely with our air, maritime, land and cyber and intelligence businesses to support our customers around the world.

Join us and you’ll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

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.

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.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.