Principal Software Integration Engineer

BAE Systems
Hampshire, England, Portsmouth / New Malden, England, Surrey
02 Nov 2018
16 Nov 2018
Jonathan Patton

Principal Software Integration Engineer

Would you like to join our software Integration team in ensuring that complex software system builds are robust, reliable and satisfy the non-functional requirements of the system? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Software Integration Engineer at our site in New Malden.

The software Integration team provides software build, test rig management, system integration and software release services for a number of projects supplying naval combat system equipment (CSE). As a Principal Software Integration Engineer, you will be integrating a Windows-based Naval Combat Management System on a networked virtualised shared infrastructure or black-box PC based system architecture. You will be working on representative combat system equipment to investigate and resolve challenging software integration issues.

This role will also provide you with opportunities to work at land-based UK test sites and on board Royal Navy ships. You will get the chance to work closely with subject matter experts on a number of interesting programmes as having the opportunity to develop Senior Software Engineers and lead tasks and investigations.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Software Integration Engineer will involve:

Integrating software applications into system builds

Installing software on local integration facilities

Supporting systems at UK test sites and on board Royal Navy ships

Demonstrating system integrity with both scripted and informal testing

Supporting usage of representative target hardware

Investigating potential issues

Releasing system builds for use on ship

Your skills and qualifications:


  • Familiar with Windows 7/10/Server 2008/2012/2016 functionality
  • Ability to methodically investigate a symptom to understand and isolate the root cause
  • Ability to quickly understand how areas of a complex system work
  • Able to influence new approaches and advise on new tools
  • Knowledge of Ada, C++ or C# software languages
  • A solid background within Integration


  • Experience with Virtual machines and VMware
  • ESXiUnderstanding of networks (architecture and protocols)
  • Use of OS diagnostic tools (e.g. for Windows, Perfmon and the SysInternals tools)

What we're looking for in you:

You will be an excellent problem solver, capable of applying past experience to support the understanding and investigation of new issues. Your determination will ensure you are not fazed by complexity. Your communication and interpersonal skills will include the ability to work effectively with others.

Location: New Malden or Broad Oak

Grade: 17

Salary: Competitive

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.