Principle Engineer - Virtualisation

BAE Systems
England, Dorset, Christchurch
Closing date
23 Sep 2020
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Principle Engineer - Virtualisation

Would you like to play a key role in Defence Information vision to be a premier provider of business and mission critical, highly secure and assured information systems and services across our UK and international markets? We currently have a vacancy for a Principle Engineer - Virtualisation at our site in Christchurch.

As a Principle Engineer - Virtualisation, you will be collaborating securely in order to gain information advantage. This role will give you the opportunity to rapidly deployable secure communications globally enabling operational advantage whilst using a fusion of information intelligently to enable informed decision making.

This is a new role in the business that will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to lead and shape how technology drives the business forward over the coming years.

Your main responsibilities as a Principle Engineer - Virtualisation will involve:

Establishing and delivering a strategic roadmap for future virtualisation technologies to be incorporated in military deployable communication and information systems

Technology domain expert in the design of complex, highly secure and highly available information systems and networks utilising a range of virtualisation technologies

Staying current on emerging industry trends, technologies and issues and have demonstrated the ability to identify and drive customer requirements & market needs into actionable goals

Having a good understanding of customer requirements, using proof of concepts (POC's) to drive the early technology adoption that results in creating demand for our solutions

Influencing technology selection and integration

Your skills and qualifications:

Essential skills

Working knowledge of private cloud based architectures, including but not limited to AWS or Azure

Understanding of virtualisation technologies including but not limited to Docker containers, Kubernetes, OpenShift, VMware and Hyper-V

Expert level automation skills converting manual and maintenance functions into fully orchestrated automation

Experience with Hyper Converged Infrastructure, software defined storage and software defined networking technologies

Design and implementation of secure cloud architectures

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for an individual that can demonstrate leadership behaviours such as creativity, adaptability, collaboration and inspiration. You will have had experience delivering leading edge systems and services. You will be a big team player with strong communication skills.

Location: Christchurch

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.

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If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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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