Shared infrastructure assistant technical authority

BAE Systems
England, Surrey
18 Jan 2019
01 Feb 2019
Charlotte Light
Job Type

Shared Infrastructure Assistant 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 Assistant Technical Authority at our site in New Malden.

As a Shared Infrastructure Assistant Technical Authority, you will gain exposure to a broad range of technical areas including hardware, software, systems and networking and will give vast experience across the lifecycle of a development project.

As well as relevant technical knowledge, the successful candidate should be able to demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills and desire to progress within their role and ability to Support hands-on System Integration activities where demanded

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, and a great opportunity to work towards a Technical Authority/System Design Authority role.

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

Support the Technical Authority in preparing specifications, developing designs in line with quality and technical standards.

Support hands-on System Integration activities where demanded.

Carry out 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.

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

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 Assistant Technical Authority

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

Possesses some knowledge in a number of the following areas:

  • * General Combat Systems experience
  • * System Design
  • * Requirements Analysis
  • * Requirements and Acceptance process, Interface Management, Human Factors, System Performance, Networking, Software Development and virtualisation, COTS Hardware, server and blade technology.
  • Ability to write technical documents to a high standard
  • Able to pick up complex technical issues and help facilitate solutions
  • Able to work with different people with varying degrees of experience and to understand their views
  • Be able to take ownership of a task and see it through to completion

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: 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.

We pride ourselves on being the combat systems integrator of choice, not only integrating our own products, but those of other defence companies too in delivering combat systems for both the Royal Navy and international customers.

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