Integrated Network Equipment Technical Authority

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Network Technical Authority

Would you like to work on the Royal Navy’s premier programme for the carriers? We currently have a vacancy for a Network Technical Authority at our site in Broad Oak.

As an Network Technical Authority, you will be undertaking a range of engineering activities in line with the relevant processes and quality requirements. The role will cover the development of the new INE capabilities for the QEC class.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work Working on the royal navy’s premier programme for the carriers. Technologically challenging and its diverse with integration of a lot of new systems and equipment onto the ship.

Your main responsibilities as a Network Technical Authority will involve:

  • Responsibility for the network design changes, requirements compliance and customer acceptance for the aircraft carrier programme deliveries.

  • Liaising with key stakeholders in the customer and Technical Authority community to establish, understand, and deliver against, the requirements.

  • Ensuring consistency between the design for the QEC PWLS and JSS2 development stream wherever possible.

  • Negotiation and agreement with customers, of design change proposals and investigations.

  • Authorization (authorized for use/implementation/issue) of technical reports and specifications.

  • Involvement in and intervention on systems issues and matters arising on the SNI and INE in the interests of improving quality, consistency and compatibility.

  • Support to the approval of Safety Cases and Security Accreditation of system.

  • Support to design reviews in accordance with LCM governance.

  • Support to Customer design reviews, Customer working groups and Customer Safety & Configuration Control boards

  • Support to knowledge sharing between programmes

Your skills and qualifications as a Network Technical Authority:

  • Thorough understanding of switched architecture and its workings (DNS, DHCP, Security, IP Switching/Routing, HTTP, VPN, etc.)

  • Thorough understanding of Local Area Networking (LAN) and Wide Area Networking (WAN) technologies

  • Requirements shaping and management.

  • Clear evidence of achievement in a commercially complex environment operating successfully with multiple stakeholders

  • Clear evidence of working directly with the MoD customer

  • Experience of working with CISCO

  • Working knowledge of Life Cycle Management


  • Experience working within a network programme with CISCO and/or Juniper technologies

  • Experience of task estimation and producing costed schedules.

What we're looking for in you:

  • Continuously improves standards of excellence in drive and commitment

  • A well-motivated individual with a strong desire to succeed despite setbacks

  • Demonstrates good Customer Focus through understanding of needs and programme drivers.

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 Naval Ships

We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That’s work that inspires us. That’s BAE Systems.

You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you’ll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. 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. We offer the flexibility you need 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. Talk to us about Smart Working.

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.