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Graduate Electronic Engineer - Wireless Products Team - (Physics, Maths, CompSci & EEE) - 2024

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Guildford, United Kingdom
Closing date
6 Jan 2024

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BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 10 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.

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence

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

Start Date: 2024 (July or September)

Base location: Guildford

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.

The Wireless Products Team is part of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we are passionate about creating innovative, mission critical technology for our customers. Our industry-leading products are created by fusing together a wide spectrum of engineering disciplines from electronic hardware, including RF and optics, through to FPGA development, C/C++ and web technologies.

The boundaries of wireless technology are moving forwards rapidly, providing ever more capability and delivering tremendous benefits to society. However, that same technology is being ever more exploited by those who seek to cause harm. The Wireless Products Team works with UK government and its trusted partners, playing a significant role in keeping our country safe. It’s something we’re extremely proud of.

Role Profile

The Wireless Products Team 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.

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 research and development, through concept and design 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 and applications and GUIs (typically using C, C++, Java, Javascript or React)
  • Creating FPGA-based digital signal processing applications (typically using VHDL)
  • 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 have a strong career development framework that allows a focus on both technical expertise and engineering leadership. 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, understanding how stuff works and are motivated to deliver solutions that ultimately make a difference to the safety and security of the world in which we live.

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 our team. 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’s in it for you?

Digital Intelligence Graduate Programme (working in the Wireless Products Team)

Work on projects from the outset with close mentoring and support provided. These roles include participation of the Digital Intelligence Graduate Programme for 18 months which includes personal development training and networking opportunities with the wider business.

  • Work-life balance is important; you’ll get 25 days holiday a year and, via our flexible benefits package the option to buy/sell and carry over from the year before
  • Our flexible benefits package includes; private medical and dental insurance, a competitive pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, taste cards and more
  • You’ll have a dedicated Career Manager to help you develop your career and guide you on your journey through BAE
  • You are welcome to join any/all of our Diversity and Support groups. These groups cover everything from gender diversity to mental health and wellbeing
  • £34,000 starting salary, rising to £40,000 on completion of the Graduate Programme after 24 months
  • £2,000 welcome payment
  • Flexible benefits including discounts on private medical insurance, life insurance, income protection, gym membership, restaurants, cinemas, shops and many more
  • Share incentive plan
  • Annual bonus scheme

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.

Division overview: Capabilities

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Digital Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.

As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. 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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