Technical Analyst


IT Technical Analyst

Would you like to play a key role in designing and supporting the military information systems & services of the future?Do you want to help ensure that our armed forces have the information intelligence advantage?We currently have a vacancy for an IT Technical Analyst specialising in secure military information systems and services within our Defence Information business at our Christchurch site.

As an IT Technical Analyst, you will be responsible for providing technical support and advice across our portfolio of military information systems.You will have a keen and natural interest in current and emerging technologies along with an appreciation of the supply chain to deliver COTS and tailored bespoke solutions.You will work closely with our System Designers to maintain existing systems and infrastructure, while also supporting the development of future innovative solutions against stretching requirements, all within budget.

You should have some hardware and software knowledge (or be prepared to rapidly learn) in the domains such as data centre or computer room design and operation, cloud computing, virtualisation, system and protective monitoring, and local/wide area networks within secure IT environments.You may also have an appreciation of electrical and cooling requirements, and ruggedisation of deployable military solutions.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to develop your career and extend your knowledge in a niche and strategically important area of the business and provide you with the opportunity to work across a wide range of significant military land, air and sea platforms.If you have the drive and aptitude to work in this cutting-edge domain then we want to hear from you.

Your main responsibilities as an IT Technical Analyst

You will be part of team with overall responsibilities for:

Working with the IT Supply Chain to support existing infrastructure and new requirements

Identify hardware and software solutions to meet customer requirements

Create Bill of Materials (BoMs) and identify competitive compliant suppliers with budget

Work closely with Procurement to purchase and process all materials

Maintain a thorough knowledge of current COTS hardware and software IT technologies

Awareness of competitors and their capabilities

What we're looking for in you:

You may have qualifications, skills or experience covering some of:

Degree or equivalent in relevant engineering discipline

Security architectures and COTS integration within military environment

Cloud computing, virtualisation, data storage, application hosting

Operational support, system monitoring, protective monitoring

MoD or Industry IT projects and programmes

Data centre and computer room design

Product safety, certification and legislative standards

Budgets and forecasting

Professional registration or willingness to obtain

You must be a good communicator, with the ability to build effective relationships.The role will provide opportunities to travel both within the UK and abroad, and you will need to have or able to attain the required levels of security clearance for the role.

Location: Christchurch, Dorset

Salary: £32,000 based on experience

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes relocation, a competitive pension scheme, annual leave allowance and a company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts.

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.

BAE Systems Air

BAE Systems Air brings together the company’s international capabilities and expertise to respond to customers' current and future requirements, and compete for international export and collaborative opportunities. In the UK, BAE Systems Air has an unrivalled track record and expertise in the development, delivery and support of military air platforms, components and technologies through Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II, Tornado and Hawk.

BAE Systems Air has the capability to provide customers with information superiority through the delivery of actionable intelligence and information, together with the provision of innovative information systems and services. Training is a key enabler to delivering military capability, and at BAE Systems we bring together our expertise in the analysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions into a powerful combination for our military customers around the world.

Working as an integral part of the team delivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is to provide our customers with the capabilities and intelligence that really matters.

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.