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Electronics Engineer - Wireless

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Guildford or Gloucester
Closing date
8 Jan 2023

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Opportunity summary

The Wireless Products team, within BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, is recruiting talented graduates, typically in the fields of Electronic Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science.

From underwater to outer space, work on a wide range of complex problems and develop your skills in areas such electronics, software, signal processing and mathematical modelling.

Hungry for a technical challenge? Want a noble and rewarding mission? Enjoy making things or understanding how technology works? If so, we’d love you to apply so we can tell you more.

About the business

The Wireless Products team develop innovative mission critical technology for our customers. We design, build and support high performance electronic systems. Our core work lies in software defined radios from their physical design and build to the applications that run on them. We conduct research and modelling (particularly in electromagnetics, optics and radio systems).

Our team is part of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, a leading supplier of cyber, intelligence and security capabilities. The company plays a significant role in keeping our country safe and it’s something we’re extremely proud of.

About the role

You will join a project team of talented engineers and technologists, who will coach and support you to gain the necessary skills. You will work closely with our customers to find solutions to their most complex problems. You will also have the opportunity to work on all stages of a product lifecycle, from concept and design through to build and support.

Within the Wireless Products team there are a variety of roles suitable for graduates, and while you may specialise in one or more, you will be encouraged to develop a broad set of skills and understanding. Opportunities include:

  • Designing high performance electronics (digital/RF/analogue) for our products
  • Manufacturing devices designed to operate in extreme environments
  • Creating software applications and GUIs (typically using C, C++, Java, Javascript or React)
  • Developing software and/or firmware for a range of target devices including FPGAs, ARM processors, GPUs and microcontrollers (typically using VHDL or Verilog)
  • Designing signal processing algorithms
  • Mathematical modelling

Within the Wireless Products team, we understand you’re not going to know everything straight away so you will participate in specialised training to bring you up to speed. You will also have a buddy assigned to help you find your feet. We will support you with a career mentor who will guide you through your career as it develops. We will encourage you to work towards professional registration and get involved in engineering outreach activities to inspire future generations of engineers.

Who are we looking for?

Our team needs people with excellent problem solving skills, enthusiasts for technology, who enjoy making things and understanding how they work.

Entry Requirements:

  • On track to achieve or achieved (within the last 3 years) 2:1 degree in Engineering (typically EEE), Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or similar.
  • Only those with the permanent and unrestricted right to live and work in the UK will be considered for a position within specific areas of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. Due to the nature of our work successful candidates for this role will be required to go through Government SC clearance prior to starting with us.

Desired Competencies

We will support you in developing the right skills for both your role and career, but are looking for people who show:

  • An interest and aptitude in solving problems
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • Highly motivated and a desire to learn
  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team

What you will receive – there are two options on offer

Digital Intelligence Graduate Programme

  • £30,000 starting salary, rising to £35,000 over 18+ months
  • £2000 sign-on bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Flexible benefits including discounts on restaurants, cinemas and shops
  • Share incentive plan
  • Part of the Digital Intelligence Future Talent programme which includes a programme of training and networking opportunities with the wider business.

Wireless Products Engineer (Physics, Maths, CompSci and EEE Graduates)

  • £35,000 starting salary
  • £2000 sign-on bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Flexible benefits including discounts on restaurants, cinemas and shops
  • Share incentive plan
  • Candidates entering this role will have relevant experience for the roles (eg gained via industry placements or outside interests). This path gives people the chance to ramp-up more quickly onto project roles. Coaching and support is still provided but less than that provided to those on the Graduate Programme.

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 well-being.

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

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.

Launched in 2022, Digital Intelligence is part of BAE Systems, and has a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses around the world from advanced threats.


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to more than 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. With a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses from advanced threats, we work collaboratively across 10 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data. We use the latest technologies, best practices and processes – combined with expertise gained from over forty years of application – to empower customers to detect and defend against the latest threats, transform their organisations, and secure their communications across multiple domains.

Everything we do creates a safer future. In a new age of cyber threats, our people have a shared vision to protect the connected world, to create and deliver intelligent global solutions across a dynamic technological landscape.  

The nature of our business means that we’re constantly looking for the very best people to fulfil our ambitions, and help you realise yours.

We’ve built a place that supports the changing needs of our multi-cultural, diverse, global workforce and we believe everyone can make a difference.

Careers webpage: Careers | BAE Systems






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