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Principal Engineer - Software - SI Virtualisation Specialist

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
London, England, New Malden
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11 Aug 2022

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Principal Engineer - Software - SI Virtualisation Specialist

Location: New Malden. We offer hybrid working arrangements (3 days in the office/2 days from home).

Salary: up to £71 000

What you'll be doing:

    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 capabilityCarrying out investigations into operational problems or developments and develop and prepare solutions, individually or as a member of a project teamPreparing specifications, developing designs in line with specifications and all quality and technical standards, and carry out design appraisals in assigned areas to ensure all standards are maintainedActing 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 objectivesParticipating fully in capturing requirements, designing, implementing and testing software for the Shared Infrastructure system with particular focus on the Common Console aspects, which makes use of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to display multiple Combat System equipment's across a single piece of shared glassSupporting the identification of business opportunities and the preparation of bids in area(s) of expertise to facilitate the development of the highest quality bids

Your skills and experiences:


    Experience of working in a large System Development project; able to implement and integrate complex technical solutionsSignificant experience using VMware - working with VMWare HorizonView (ideally HorizonView 6 or later) and vGPU technologyAbility to capture and document system design and changes for example writing design specifications

    VMware qualifiedExperience with some of the following: VNC, RDP, RemoteApp experience, PCoIP, Powershell scripting and automationExperience of developing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions


You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive

The Naval Ships Combat Systems team:

As a Principal Engineer - Software - SI Virtualisation Specialist, you will be designing an available, scalable, secure, and resilient enterprise - IT infrastructure. As a lead engineer your role is focused on defining the low-level technical solution and investigations required to support both existing elements of the product and to give future direction and support to the product line. This is a demanding technical role for a candidate with a strong engineering (virtualisation) background.

Naval Ships Combat Systems design, develop, integrate, and support combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. We provide a range of combat system products and services that support ships throughout their lives, working with our customers to ensure they can respond to ever-evolving maritime threats.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work with modern technology in a unique defence/MoD project.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation


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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