Technical Manager - Systems Architecture
System Designer - Systems Architectures
Would you like to play a leading role in designing the large and complex military system architectures and services of the future? Do you want to help ensure that our armed forces have the timely dissemination of operational information within the battlespace using secure communication paths? We currently have a vacancy for a System Designer specialising in large military system architectures within our Defence Information business at our Christchurch site.
As a System Designer, you will be responsible for leading the designing of large and complex military system architectures, building close working relationships with our customer communities, maintaining a thorough knowledge of market leading technologies and providing direction and support to our development teams to produce new innovative products, solutions and services.
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 a System Designer will include:
- Lead the designing of large complex systems and services
- Building strong customer relationships
- Decomposition of customer requirements into competitive architectures and bid proposals
- Elaboration of high level architecture into low level subsystems, interfaces and behaviours
- Managing a team of likeminded individuals
- Awareness of competitors and their capabilities
You will manage a growing team, all with an underlying passion for technology and drive to continually learn, innovate and demonstrate their skills and abilities to all stakeholders. You will have a track record as a system designer, underpinned with practical hands on experience. You should have qualifications, skills or experience covering:
- Degree or equivalent in relevant engineering discipline
- Tools for capturing systems and service architectures - MOOD, System Architect, Artisan
- MoD platforms, programmes and projects - including MoD's Generic Vehicle Architecture
- Integration of platforms, COTS equipment and software
- Service management frameworks and tools - ITIL
- Product safety, certification and legislative standards
What we're looking for in you:
- Recent experience designing for military programmes
- Management of design teams
- Behaviours, such as Collaboration; Inspiration; Creativity
- A network of contacts across industry
- Professional registration, chartership or willingness to obtain
You must be an excellent communicator, with the ability to manage people and build effective relationships. You must have the ability to think strategically and consider the bigger-picture with your role. 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: Up to £65,000 based on experience, with performance related bonus and car allowance
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 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.
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