Lead Digital Technologist

Last updated 6 days ago


Would you like to be part of an exciting opportunity to help shape the Digital Technology landscape that will enable creation, support and operation of the Future Combat Air System? We currently have a vacancy for a Lead Digital Technologist at our site in Warton.

As a Lead Digital Technologist, you will help shape how the programme understands and exploits digital technologies such as AI, IoT, process automation, micro services, big data, bots, hybrid cloud and containerisation, to create world-leading capabilities in Design, Manufacture and Support operations. You will draw upon your experience in a senior technology innovation or enterprise architecture role in a digital business, a related industry or as a consultant working in the same capacity.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work within a fast paced, proactive and motivated environment to deliver against our commitments. It could also offer a number of development and progression opportunities if you demonstrate independence and the ability to deliver. This role is highly varied, working across the whole of BAE Systems, partners, research organisations and with customers. This role provides high exposure to a range of stakeholders and contracts and a great opportunity to develop one’s network internally and externally.

Your main responsibilities as a Lead Digital Technologist will involve:

Contributing to technology strategy

Horizon scanning, engaging within with vendors and research institutes

Developing technology roadmaps, defining and executing experiments and demonstrations with new digital technologies

Developing and maintaining the FCAS digital technology strategy, identifying opportunities for digital technologies and approaches that will support the project objectives, specifically but not limited to operational pace and efficiency, digital services and digital business model

Acting as the internal consultant for the Digital and Information elements across the Tempest programme, including engaging with the appropriate teams and Tempest partners to create the design of the future architecture and infrastructure for FCAS

Ensuring that the digital story is well articulated and demonstrated as an integral part of the overall Tempest programme

Contributing to the development and maintenance of the Digital Enterprise Models for the Air Extended Enterprise

Maintaining and communicating the organisation’s defined strategy for digital managing information, ensuring that uniformly recognised and accepted data definitions are developed and applied throughout the organisation

Modelling the processes and information required to support the organisation and devises corresponding data structures and architectures

Identifying the impact of any relevant statutory, internal or external regulations on the organisation's use of information

Managing provision of specialist knowledge over a range of topics including the role of IT in the business; in own areas of expertise provides advice and guidance influencing the effectiveness of the organisation’s business processes

Maintaining an in-depth knowledge of specific technical specialisms and provides expert advice regarding their application. Can supervise specialist technical consultancy. The specialism can be any aspect of information or communication technology, architecture, technique, method, and product or application area.

Your skills and qualifications:
Educated to degree level or equivalent
Digital Technology Innovation
Ability to work in a cross functional team
Experience leading a team
Partnership working
Digital Business models
Enterprise Architecture
Project Management
What we're looking for in you:

As a Lead Digital Technologist, you will be a self-motived individual with a proactive approach. You will be self-motivated with the ability to also work well in a team. You will have a positive approach to problem solving. You will have strong organisational skills. You will have demonstrated key stakeholder management/ influencing skills. You will have large organisations awareness with an understanding of how big business works.

Location: Warton
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 Air

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 our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

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.