Would you like to design and deploy virtualised computing infrastructure to a highly complex and unique platform? BAE Systems is currently recruiting for a Virtualisation Lead to join the team in Ash Vale, Surrey.
As a Virtualisation Lead you will play a key role in designing computing infrastructure on which the Royal Navy's submarine combat system is hosted. This includes the maintenance of networks on in-service submarines as well as leading innovation to develop virtualisation technology which will be used in future classes of submarines. You will also be working closely with commercial suppliers on their future technology roadmaps with a view to ensuring BAE Systems stays ahead of the curve in technology development.
This is an excellent opportunity to develop your virtualisation knowledge in a truly unique environment. BAE Systems offer a flexible working environment along with career progression as well as a competitive reward package and wider benefits.
Your main responsibilities will include:
Employing a systems engineering approach to the design of virtualised computing infrastructure to host combat systems on the Royal Navy's submarines. You will be gathering customer requirements and liaising with systems technical authorities to produce systems designs following the engineering life cycle management principles through to delivery.
Maintaining existing deployed systems and ensuring the ongoing functionality and safety of virtualised infrastructure currently deployed on submarine platforms. This will include software upgrade releases using new technology and new innovation.
Leading design work for future submarine platforms. Producing innovative concept designs based on your knowledge of future technology developments; working closely with commercial suppliers to gain insight into technology roadmaps.
Producing rigorous technical documentation to ensure defence standards and engineering processes are adhered to.
We are looking for you to have the following skills and experience:
Experience in the design and deployment of virtualised infrastructure
Knowledge of high availability systems and DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler)
Knowledge and experience of networking, switching protocols and storage
While not essential, the following experience would be useful:
Experience using Enterprise Architect
Experience of the design, development, test and qualification of products for use in a military deployed environment
We also look for you to have the following characteristics:
You will be self-motivated and organised with an innovative approach to problem solving and a focus on delivery. Your strong communication skills will enable you to interface and present to others effectively, as well as influence stakeholders.
Ash Vale, Surrey (Located 10 miles from Guildford - 25 minutes by car or 10 minutes by train)
BAE Systems offers a competitive salary, as part of a wider compensation package including a bonus and share incentive schemes. We also encourage flexible working which can include some home working or compressed hours.
BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.
Maritime Submarines - Combat Systems
Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century. It currently employs approximately 7,700 people, with 500 of these working for Combat Systems across our sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Ash Vale, Broad Oak, Filton, Frimley and Weymouth.
We are currently responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of the Royal Navy's latest and most capable generation of attack submarines, as well as their intelligent Combat Systems trusted to detect threats in the naval environment.
Our Combat Systems team designs, builds, integrates and supports all of the submarine combat systems in the UK fleet - essentially, the eyes and ears of each platform. We provide through-life support for combat systems, sensors and radars, and deliver complex programmes and technologies by applying expert programme management and world-class engineering.
BAE Systems welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
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