Shared Infrastructure Technical Authority

BAE Systems
Surrey, New Malden, England
29 Nov 2018
27 Dec 2018
Jonathan Patton
Job Type

Shared Infrastructure Technical Authority

Would you like to play a key role in defining the technical solution and supporting the development of the Shared Infrastructure solution for the Type 45 platform? We currently have a vacancy for a Shared Infrastructure Technical Authority at our site in New Malden.

As a Shared Infrastructure Technical Authority, you will be undertaking the management of a broad range of technical areas including hardware, software, systems and networking and demonstrate a strong background in development projects.

As well as great technical knowledge, the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to draw individuals together from all different areas within the business, so strong stakeholder engagement skills is a must. You will also be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently with little direction within a complex business and provide strong technical guidance while liaising with individuals at all levels.

In return, this role will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to be involved in some of the most complex engineering projects in the UK, including the opportunity to work on a significant Naval project within BAE Systems.

Your main responsibilities as a Shared Infrastructure Technical Authority will involve:

Lead the preparation of specifications, develop designs in line with specifications and all quality and technical standards, and carry out design appraisals in assigned areas to ensure all standards are maintained.

Lead on complex technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options, and prepare reports with suggested recommendations to support the resolution of problems and the improvement of engineering capability.

Lead on investigations into operational problems or developments and develop and prepare solutions, individually or as a member of a project team.

Act as a point of contact with customers and/or suppliers in assigned areas on engineering matters, to resolve complex problems and issues and to maintain awareness in both parties of priorities and objectives.

Support the identification of business opportunities and the preparation of bids in area(s) of expertise to facilitate the development of the highest quality bids.

Support Product Design Certification activities including Product Safety & Environmental matters.

Your skills and qualifications as a Shared Infrastructure Technical Authority

Ability to operate in a large, complex multi-project environment

Possesses good knowledge in a number of the following areas:

    • General Combat Systems experience
    • System Design
    • Requirements Analysis
    • Previous exposure to: Requirements and Acceptance process, Interface Management, Human Factors, System Performance, Networking, Software Development and virtualisation, COTS Hardware, server and blade technology.
    • Knowledge of the requirements for Product Safety & Environmental matters as captured in the appropriate Project Plans
    • Knowledge of the Design Certification process

What we're looking for in you:

You will be highly self-motivated and strive for "zero defects" and "zero rework" in your own work. Alongside you will a team player with good communication skills. You will understand quality performance and actively seek improvement.

Location: New Malden

Salary: Competetive

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 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.

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.

This advert will run for a full month meaning provisional closing date will be 27/12/18. 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.

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