Principal Engineer - Product Assurance (Software %26 Information)

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Principal Engineer (Softwareand Information Assurance)

Wouldyou like to play a key role in the assurance of submarine systems? We currentlyhave a vacancy for a Principal Engineer (Software and Information Assurance) atour site in Barrow-in-Furness.

Asa Principal Engineer (Software and Information Assurance), working as part ofthe Engineering Product Assurance Department (EPAD) across a number ofsubmarine systems. You will be responsible for assurance activities on realtime software produced by the supply chain; you will operate at a Corporatelevel with an impartial view across projects on matters relating to Software, Control& Indication (C&I) and Information Assurance across the whole boat. Ensuringthat the design intent has been maintained, meets the stated contractrequirements, is safe to operate and compliant with statutory legal andregulatory requirements.

Thisdiverse role will provide you with the chance to work across current and futureclasses of submarine, with the opportunity to gain a broad overview of complexsystems. You will be fully supported in your professional development with thepotential for excellent career progression opportunities in the future.

Your mainresponsibilities as a Principal Engineer (Software and Information Assurance) willinvolve:

Providing Chief Engineer (Assurance and Safety) withtechnical assurance advice relevant to the Software, Control & Indication(C&I) and Information Assurance. Work closely with the Domain Assistant ChiefEngineers to provide assurance of the real time Software, Control & Indication (C&I) and Information Assurance activitiesand systems across the lifecycle of all Maritime Submarines products andservices.

Compile and review assurance evidence in support ofqualification, legislative requirements and safety justifications throughreview, surveillance and audit of design, build and certification activitiesand outputs, as required by the Technical Assurance Programme

To liaise with both internal and external customersas required, giving assurance that their requirements are adequately supportedand that their needs are fully considered and incorporated where appropriateand agreed.

Review plans for surveillance and audit for allaspects of Submarine Software, Control & Indication (C&I) andInformation Assurance activities and systems including through life capabilityand support.

Articulate and present complex technical argumentand evidence clearly, logically and simply.

To be able to access, have a clear understanding ofand apply the Quality and HS&E Management System documentation e.g. ProcessInstructions, Workmanship Standards, Risk Assessments etc. applicable to yourparticular work scope and to obey all HS&E rules and control measures.

Yourskills and qualifications:


Demonstrableknowledge and work experience of real time Software, Control & Indication(C&I) and Information Assurance, applied to maritime platforms withincomparable safety critical industries

Degreeor equivalent qualification or experience within Software or Systemsengineering or HND or closely related discipline


Experienceof marine/ defence industry

Charteredengineer or working towards

Experienceof programming different Computer languages and operating systems.

Knowledgeablein multiple software development methodologies

Appliedunderstanding of software configuration management

What we're looking forin you:

Youmust possess strong stakeholder engagement ability, quickly establishingprofessional relationships to ensure Software design and system integration areat the forefront of engineering solutions.You must also be able to effectively challenge engineering and builddata, allowing assurance issues to be collated and actioned.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness,Cumbria Other locations may be considered for this role

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Ouremployees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitivepension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed ShareIncentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexibleworking, an employee assistance programme,Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Someemployees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Maritime – Submarines

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

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy withits largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We areresponsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of thesestate-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, eachweighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

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

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

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer.We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from allbackgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of thecommunity which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, includingwomen, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use anypersonal information relating to your background at any stage of theapplication process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAESystems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions.These restrictions mean that factorsincluding your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/oryour place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for theorganisation.