Synthetic Environment and Integration Tools Engineer

BAE Systems
England, Hampshire, Portsmouth
02 Jan 2019
16 Jan 2019
Charlotte Light
Job Type

Synthetic Environment and Integration Tools Engineer

Would you like to work with cutting edge technology within our Naval Ships Combat Systems function? We currently have a vacancy for a Synthetic Environment and Integration Tools Engineer at our site in the Maritime Integration & Support Centre (MISC), located at Ports down Technology Park.

As a Synthetic Environment and Integration Tools Engineer, you will ensure that an appropriate set of tools is available to support the MISC Integration Service activities. However, the role will also include toolset and synthetic environment support to the wider NCSISS programme.

This role will provide you with a varied and interesting workload, every day is different, the technology that is used, short lifecycle, wide range of technologies used and the variety of end to end processes

Your main responsibilities as a Synthetic Environment and Integration Tools Engineer will involve:

Maintenance of the toolset deployed across the NCSISS integration labs (including administration support, backup, etc.)

Development & Maintenance of other Integration Support services

Development of Synthetic Environment interface devices

Post event analysis of recorded Combat System data

Toolset Training

Configuration Management of the deployed toolset

Your skills and qualifications:


Sound understanding of IP networks (protocols, switching & routing);

Software & Script development experience on Windows and Linux platforms in some or all of the following: Ada, C/C++/C#, Shell scripts, Perl, Python;

Previous Network/Systems engineering - Integrations Experience background


Good understanding of SAINTT, TRACIT, Wireshark & other integration tools, and their application over the integration lifecycle;

Good understanding of the Combat System integration lifecycle;

Good understanding of how synthetic environments support integration, and how they interface to the Combat System Equipment (CSEs).

Understanding of Industry standard protocols

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication and all round stakeholder management skills with the ability to build good working relations at all levels whilst being able to push back where appropriate. A proactive attitude with a keen eye for detail is essential to the success of this role

Location: Maritime Integration & Support Centre (MISC), located at Ports down Technology Park

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

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.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer and 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. 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.