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Electronic Engineer

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Guildford, Surrey
Closing date
8 Feb 2022

Job Details

Role definition
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence produces state-of-the-art electronic products which are critical for the safety of our society and the protection of industry in the UK and across the globe. A rigorous production and support framework underpins these products, ensuring that deliveries to our customers are of consistently high quality, and ensuring our products are resilient throughout their service life. 
Electronic Engineers working in our Manufacturing Engineering capability work across all phases of the product lifecycle, including productionisation, production, support, and through-life management of our electronic products. They develop a deep technical understanding of our products and apply digital, analog, RF and mechanical engineering principles to identify improvements and rectify issues quickly, and implement solutions to ensure the same issues don’t reoccur. 
Due to the sensitive nature of the work we do, candidates must be willing to undergo a UK security vetting procedure.

Key duties 

•    Integrating, testing and supporting electronic products.
•    Working with products across the product lifecycle: from the earliest standalone prototype systems to mature products that are in widespread operation with our customers.
•    Managing the engineering aspects of a production build, tracking its maturity through faults/issues management, yields and reviews.
•    Undertaking fault diagnosis and resolution down to component level.
•    Configuration management of our products deployed across our customers’ fleets.
•    Designing and implementing test systems and processes, including programming and deploying complex ATE.
•    Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, often involving 3rd party compliance testing.
•    Managing obsolescence of components used in our designs.
•    Reviewing the product safety factors associated with our products and build projects.
•    Producing and presenting customer deliverable documentation and reports.
•    Proactively identifying and recommending opportunities for process improvement.
•    Proactively identifying and recommending opportunities to improve the working environment.
•    Understanding the functionality of electronic products.
•    Modifying the design of electronic products.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following qualities and personal attributes:

•    Able to work flexibly across multiple concurrent projects, responding quickly to changing priorities.
•    Working effectively without close supervision.
•    Applying a methodical and organised approach, with good attention to detail.
•    Able to propose pragmatic engineering solutions.
•    Use oral, written and electronic methods for the effective communication of technical information.
•    Work effectively with colleagues, both within the immediate team and more widely.
•    Accept and exercise personal responsibility.
•    Develop and apply interpersonal skills.
•    Act in accordance with the Company’s Code of Conduct and of the engineering profession.
•    Give due consideration to health and safety during the production process.
•    An awareness and understanding of commercial contracts and Service Level Agreements.
•    Ensure proper consideration is given to environmental impact within the engineering lifecycle.

Desirable skills and experience
•    A degree-level qualification in a science or engineering discipline.
•    Familiarity with electronic components and their in-circuit functionality. 
•    Working in a live production and/or support environment, delivering against tight timescales and being adaptable to changing requirements.
•    Operation of advanced electronic test equipment (oscilloscopes, spectrum analysers, network analysers, function generators, etc.).
•    Fundamental principles of software development.
•    Fundamental principles of mechanical design.
•    Awareness of legislative compliance (e.g. CE marking).
•    Linux operating environment and scripting functions.
•    Microsoft Office suite of applications.
•    Defect tracking systems and configuration control systems.
•    Stakeholder management.

Life at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence 

We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day. By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance wellbeing.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. 

About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.

Division overview: Government

At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Government contracts are an area we have many decades of experience in. Our Government business unit houses four of our critical client groups: UK National Security, Global National Security, defence and central government. Government and key infrastructure networks are critical targets to defend as the effects of these networks being breached can be devastating.

As a member of the Government business unit, you will defend the connected world and ensure the protection of nations. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we believe that digital technology is the key to unlocking our customers’ advantage. By advancing digital technologies, we open doors to worlds of opportunities, together. We work across 6 main areas, Cyber, Defence, Delivery & Advisory, FinCrime, Intelligence and Space. Come visit us at the expo, or our website, to learn more about our opportunities.

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