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Principal Virtualisation Console Engineer

BAE Systems
England, London, New Malden
Closing date
29 Nov 2020
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Principal Virtualisation Console Engineer

Would you like to play a key role developing a console solution based on COTS technology, with the ability to deploy technical solution for Royal Navy platform? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Virtualisation Console Engineer at our site in New Malden.

As a Principal Virtualisation Console Engineer, you will be undertaking a defined role within SI (Shared infrastructure) related, systems engineering activities in line with all relevant processes and quality requirements under the direction of the Common Console Team Leader and Common Console Technical Authority.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to see the design and development of a system through to deployment on board the Royal Navy platform. This role also gives you the ability to work on multiple projects and be a part of the project across the whole engineering lifecycle.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Virtualisation Console Engineer will involve:

Carrying 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

Carrying out investigations and take ownership of operational problems or developments and develop and prepare solutions, individually or as a member of a project team

Preparing specifications, develop designs in line with specifications and all quality and technical standards, and carry out design appraisals in assigned areas to ensure all standards are maintained

Participating fully in capturing requirements, designing, implementing and testing software for the Shared Infrastructure system with particular focus on the Common Console aspects

Acting as the main point of contact with customers and/or suppliers in assigned areas on specific engineering matters, to resolve relatively complex problems and issues and to maintain awareness in both parties of priorities and objectives.

Your skills and qualifications:


Experienced Systems Engineer who has used the following technologies: VMware, VMWare Horizon Views, vGPU & PCoIP

Experience of working within a System Development lifecycle

Experience working within a multi-project environment with ability to interface with multiple teams

Experience of capturing system design in a formal documentation set



Exposure to the following technologies is desired: VNC, RDP, Powershell Scripting and Automation

Experience of mentoring and guiding others from a technology standpoint

Experience of the complete development lifecycle - from requirements and design through to implementation and test

What we're looking for in you:

You will have experience working within continuously improves standards of excellence in drive and commitment. You will be a highly motivated individual with a strong desire to succeed despite setbacks, you will have strong communication skills with the ability to demonstrate good customer focus through understanding of needs and programme drivers.

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.


Maritime Naval Ships

We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That's work that inspires us. That's BAE Systems.

You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you'll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.

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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