Systems Performance Engineer

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Systems Performance Engineer

Would you like to be part of an exciting programme, Spearfish is the UK Royal Navy’s front line anti-submarine and anti-surface torpedo? We currently have a vacancy for a Systems Performance Engineer at our site in Broad Oak.

As a Systems Performance Engineer, you will help define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. Modern submarines require sophisticated defensive and offensive underwater weapons to engage a wide range of surface and subsurface targets. Wire guided torpedoes provide this capability and Spearfish is one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market.

This role will provide you with exciting opportunities to gain further exposure across the business, there is also scope to develop your technical knowledge and eventually progress to Team Leader as well as other areas of BAE Systems.

Your main responsibilities as a Systems Performance Engineer will involve:

Developing algorithms and functional designs to meet overall system capabilities and high level requirements.

This includes the integration of designs from other systems and/or newly developed techniques from research programmes

Defining and specifying torpedo design modules for software implementation and verification

Design proving, sub-system integration and compliance reporting

Developing and integrating weapon and sonar environment models and validating torpedo simulators

Using torpedo simulations to conduct Effectiveness Assessments, trade off studies and validation

Your skills and qualifications:


Systems Analysis skills – understanding how a system works

Knowledge on how to improve / create systems and sub systems design

Experience in using and developing computer software

General interest in science and Engineering technologies

Educated to degree level in Engineering or Science related discipline or equivalent employment experience

Knowledge of Electronics

Software development skills

Location: Broad Oak
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.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy’s complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there’s Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you’ll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. 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.

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.