Systems Engineer (Entry Level)

BAE Systems
Cowes, England, Isle of Wight
Closing date
13 Nov 2019

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Systems Engineer (Entry Level)

Would you like to join a team of engineers working on some of the world's most advanced radar systems, for one of the UK's largest defence companies? We are currently looking for someone to join our site at Cowes as a Systems Engineer.

As a Systems Engineer you will be using your problem solving skills to design, analyse and investigate complex radar systems. You will learn and grow your skillset within a mixed team of developing and already experienced engineers. You will also have the chance to work alongside other specialists such as software, mechanical and radio-frequency engineers as well as collaborating with people from other non-engineering disciplines on a wide variety of projects. In your role you will also have the opportunity to cooperate with professionals from other industry leading organisations and present findings and solutions to customers such as the Ministry of Defence.

Your main responsibilities as a Systems Engineer:

As a systems engineer, you will be involved in the design and support of radar systems throughout the engineering development lifecycle; from requirements definition and management through to system design and in service support. Your responsibilities will include:

Conducting testing of radar systems to collect data on system performance, sometimes as part of wider trials involving the Royal Navy and other organisations

Analysing data to assess system performance and investigate the effect of design changes and experimental builds

Creating, modifying and using computational models to simulate radar behaviour to inform design decisions

Designing outcomes to improve existing and future systems using knowledge gained from analysis, modelling and testing

Discussing requirements, presenting findings and articulating complex solutions to clients

Discussing and sharing ideas with other members of the team to better understand a problem and help develop a response

Your skills and qualifications:


Engineering Degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering, Mathematical or Scientific subject

Interested in learning about new concepts and understanding novel ideas and importantly, be comfortable in not knowing something and happy to ask questions

A familiarity with computational modelling, coding or analysis (e.g using Matlab or Python)


Capable of articulating technical information effectively to a range of audiences of varying levels of technical knowledge

Enjoys applying mathematical and scientific knowledge to solving real world problems

Experience of working with radar (or similar system) design

Experience of signal processing and tracking techniques

What we're looking for in you:

You will have the ability to think analytically and solve emerging technical problems. You will be able to apply reasoning and original thought when faced with a problem. You will also be concise, logical and accurate with high attention to detail. Taking ownership of you work will also be key to this role.

Location: Cowes

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, a company contributed Share Incentive Plan and an annual bonus. Flexible hours so you can adapt work around your personal life. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work programme and many local and national employee discounts.

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.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business

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.

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.

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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