Systems Engineer


Systems Engineer

Are you a Software Engineer that likes to get involved with network engineering? Or are you a Systems Engineer that has always enjoyed the chance to write software? Are you a Network Engineer with a passion for coding?

We are looking for an individual to join the team here at Portsdown Technology Park. You will be joining a small team of systems professionals where you will be responsible for the design, development and maintenance of a broad base of integration tools and services and their associated networks.

This role will provide you with a varied and interesting workload; every day will provide a different challenge. You will get to use various technologies across projects that will vary in lifecycle for a multitude of applications. You could be responsible for: Development of Synthetic Environment interface devices, toolset training, and maintenance of the toolset deployed across the integration labs (including administration support, backup, etc.), Configuration Management of the deployed toolset or you could find yourself working within a virtual machine environment using VMware and vSphere.

What we are looking for from you:

We are happy to look at individuals from various backgrounds; however it is essential that you have a solid understanding of software design and development within either a Windows or Linux environment. Whilst we predominately use C#, if you have worked in Ada, C, C++ or scripted in Java, PHP, Ruby, Perl or Python, we would like to hear from you.

In addition to your basic understanding of IP networks (protocols, switching & routing). This could have been gained within Cisco, Juniper, Brocade, HP, or NEC network environments.

We will also need you to have exposure to In addition, previous experience of integration within a network and or systems engineering environment would be highly beneficial as would exposure to Wireshark. CCNA, CCNP, JNCIA or JNCP certifications would also be highly desirable.

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication and all round stakeholder management skills with the ability to build good working relations at all levels whilst being able to push back where appropriate. A proactive attitude with a keen eye for detail is essential to the success of this role.

Location: Maritime Integration & Support Centre (MISC), located at Portsdown Technology Park (PO6 3RU)

Salary: £34,000 to £45,000 – possibly more for the right individual.

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

Combat Systems

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.

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.