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Engineering Manager - Central Government sector

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Coventry and London
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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We’re growing our amazing Cloud Platform engineering team. This team set the delivery and quality standards for Cloud Platform engineering within Digital Intelligence and across our customers. They help design and build applications for a range of critical public & government services and we are looking for an Engineering Manager to be part of that success. You will be working at the cutting edge of cloud technology and solutions as part of a vibrant and inclusive team that fosters positivity and development at its centre.

Our Platform Engineers design, develop and iterate on shared engineering tools and frameworks, providing capabilities across a number of areas, including monitoring and observability and incident management. They work closely with other teams to design, build and deploy secure infrastructure and release automation that fits the customer’s needs. They champion best practices and aid in delivering highly available, performant platforms and applications. We’re agile by default and we introduce and operate practices such as continuous deployment to support live applications. We strive to create solutions that are reusable, scalable and driven by automation.

As an Engineering Manager you will be responsible for managing some of our senior stakeholder relationships and ensuring that our teams are set up for success. Using your technical and business skills you will help bridge the gap between the client and our engineering teams. You will be responsible for making sure our teams live by agile values and principles, following the processes and practices that have been agreed amongst the teams and that deliver against our customer commitments.

You will build high performing teams by ensuring the right capabilities are placed effectively at the right time, creating an enthusiastic environment. You will also support our teams by reporting on the work they complete at both an internal and external stakeholder level, highlighting areas of improvement and championing their successes.

You’ll be joining a team that understands that you get the best from people by encouraging them to be themselves and by allowing creativity to flourish. We support this by empowering our teams to own a solution throughout the development lifecycle whilst providing senior engineering support where needed. You will also be supported to develop your skills through regular training and development and will be joining a community of engineers who understand the importance of knowledge sharing.

We’ve embraced hybrid working in our teams and we typically spend 1-2 days per week together on site with the rest of your time being spent remote. Requirements can be assessed on an individual basis to get the balance right and we run regular events such as team socials, virtual pub quizzes and team forums to give our teams the chance to socialise amongst each other and the wider business.

About you

The areas you will champion:

As an Engineering Manager at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence you will help co-ordinate our team to build tools and infrastructure to enable the rapid development of agile systems and applications in a secure and highly available way. Some of the areas you’ll own are:

•             Maintaining an environment where our teams can be effective

•             Maintaining a good relationship between our teams and outside stakeholders

•             Lead and mentor a team of engineers, providing coaching to help them grow and develop their careers

•             Understand our customer requirements, ensuring and evidence we are delivering against these and have sufficient capacity on an ongoing basis.

•             Understanding the technical goals and objectives of our teams

Skills that will help you succeed:

Our tech stack is focused on Microsoft Azure’s Platform as a Service offerings but if you have the right background and behaviours we’re keen to hear from you as we know finding the right people shouldn’t be a tick box exercise. Below are some of the skills and behaviours that will help you succeed at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence:

•             You’re team-oriented, keen to share your knowledge, and open to giving (and receiving) continuous feedback.

•             You’re a proponent of best practices and have a great knowledge of the methodologies and ways of working that help enforce them.

•             You’re a strong communicator and love collaborating with other teams.

•             Demonstrated ability at problem solving and an ability to communicate technical problems/challenges.

•             Passion for developing others.

Life at BAE Systems Digital 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 Digital 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 Digital 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 Digital 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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