Principal Engineer - Engineering Assurance (Software)
Would you like the opportunity to be part of one of BAE Systems Submarines Combat System development? The Combat System design is maturing and this is a great time to join our business and provide significant contribution to the development of this complex system.
This role covers all of the different stages of the software engineering lifecycle. You will have the opportunity to work across a variety of our programmes and projects. This role requires familiarity with the methods used to develop, integrate, manage, acquire and support software required to deliver complex Combat systems for in‑service and future submarines. You will work with other technical specialists as part of the Engineering Assurance team.
Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer - Software will involve:
Identify emergent technical risks to the product transversals (safety and security) to which software can contribute
Working with the development teams to ensure they identify and implement appropriate mitigation plans for these risks
Provide confidence to senior management that intermediate levels of progress against these risk mitigation plans are in line with schedule delivery
Act as an early warning system for the programme as a whole, acting as a source of expert advice and coaching for the development teams with respect to software management
Work at the relevant point of the engineering lifecycle to ensure that these systems are designed, built, integrated and accepted into service, with the correct level of authority. This will also include working with suppliers and the military users of our equipment
Understand software innovations and new technologies that will help us to continually improve the performance of Combat Systems
Delivering your outputs to agreed time, cost and quality in order to support project and business milestones, and ensuring that your work meets its contractual, safety and environmental obligations
Your skills and qualifications:
Degree level qualification (or equivalent experience) in relevant STEM subject (Engineering/ Physics/ Maths/ Science).
Knowledge of the engineering lifecycle and be able to apply good software management practices to your work
Understanding of relevant engineering standards, including safety and environmental regulations
In the process of applying for Institutional membership or chartered engineer status
Post graduate qualification in systems or software engineering.
Member of appropriate professional institution; Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership.
Specialist knowledge of Safety or Security in relation to software intensive systems
What we're looking for in you:
We welcome people with experience of the military, defence and maritime industries, who can use their knowledge and learning to help us ensure that we provide the best products into submarines. We are also keen to work with people from other industries, technical fields and working environments who can bring in innovative and fresh thinking and work with us to participate and contribute to the important work that we do.
We are looking for a motivated person who can take responsibility for their own outputs and be confident working autonomously and in a structured manner.
Location: Frimley, Weymouth, Bristol, Portsmouth, Barrow-in-Furness dependent on role and your personal circumstances
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 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
Complex Systems and Support:
Complex Systems and Support (CS&S) is part of BAE Systems Submarines. We predominantly supply to the UK MoD but with smaller derivative work done in support of international Customers. Our team is responsible for system design, build and/or procurement of the major electronic and mechanical systems on a submarine, as well as provision of test, integration and support services.
Innovation is central to our DNA and has produced the Common Combat System (CCS) to address the customer's affordability, technology and capability challenges. It is based on commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS) coupled with bespoke military hardware and software and is being progressively rolled-out into the UK's Submarine flotilla.
We effectively incorporate rapidly evolving, commercial technology, new capabilities and changes coming from the operational environment into long-term build, maintenance and in-service programmes.
As a 'system of systems' integrator we work closely with our Customer, partners and suppliers to develop and provide innovative, intelligent and value for money solutions across all classes of UK Submarine both in build and in service with the Royal Navy, ensuring our submariners always have world-class, safe, capable and available products.
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.
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