Principal Engineer - Systems Engineering

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Would you like to play a key role supporting our Submarines Sector? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer – Systems Infrastructure at our site in Frimley.

As a Principal Engineer – Systems Infrastructure, you will be maintaining and developing key infrastructure in support of custom business applications.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work in an interesting environment on subs within the integrated combat systems.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer – Systems Infrastructure will involve:

Supporting and maintaining key systems from an infrastructure development perspective

Operating systems and COTS security awareness and administration

Adopting tools and processes to drive system management and infrastructure design improvements

Involvement in infrastructure development agile meetings to ensure timely delivery of products

Maintaining and creating supporting documentation based on a defence software development lifecycle process

Maintaining document and task activities though the various supporting tools such as Jira, SharePoint and doors

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Engineer – Systems Infrastructure:


Experienced in Linux

Scripting experience

Working experience of the Development lifecycle

Understanding of Hardware and Firmware


Defence background

Windows and networking experience

Virtualisation and storage experience would be advantageous

What we're looking for in you:

As a Principal Engineer, you will be self-driven and demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills. You will have the ability to build and improve effective and productive stakeholder relationships.

Location: Frimley

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 – Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

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.

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