Senior Software/Systems Engineer
11th June 2019
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Senior Software/Systems Engineer
Would you like to be pivotal member of a highly trained and specialised team, integrating complex, cutting edge Combat Systems into modern Royal Navy platforms? If so we currently have a vacancy for a Senior Software/Systems Engineer at our site in the Maritime Integration & Support Centre (MISC), located at Ports down Technology Park.
As a Senior Software/Systems Engineer, you will ensure that an appropriate set of tools is available to support Integration Service activities. However, the role will also include toolset and synthetic environment support to the wider Naval Combat Systems Integration Support Services (NCSISS) programme. There will also be an opportunity to work with and potentially develop the latest Royal Navy networks.
This role will provide you with a varied and interesting workload, every day is different, the technology that is used, short lifecycle, wide range of technologies used and the variety of end to end processes
Your main responsibilities as a Senior Software/Systems Engineer will involve:
Maintenance of the toolset deployed across the NCSISS integration labs (including administration support, backup, etc.)
Development & Maintenance of other Integration Support web based services and networks
Development of Synthetic Environment interface devices
Post event analysis of recorded Combat System data
Configuration Management of the deployed toolset
Your skills and qualifications:
Basic understanding of IP networks (protocols, switching & routing);
Software & Script development experience on Windows and Linux platforms in some or all of the following: Ada, C/C++/C#, Shell scripts, Perl, Python;
Previous Network/Systems engineering - Integrations Experience background
An understanding of integration toolsets, and their application over the integration lifecycle;
Good understanding of the system integration lifecycle;
Understanding of Industry standard protocols
Sound understanding of IP networks (protocols, switching & routing); preferably CCNA or equivalent.
What we're looking for in you:
You will have excellent communication and all round stakeholder management skills with the ability to build good working relations at all levels whilst being able to push back where appropriate. A proactive attitude with a keen eye for detail is essential to the success of this role
Location: Maritime Integration & Support Centre (MISC), located at Portsdown Technology Park
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts.
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
We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life threatening situations.
In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy's surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.
We pride ourselves on being the combat systems integrator of choice, not only integrating our own products, but those of other defence companies too in delivering combat systems for both the Royal Navy and international customers.
We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that's why we offer the flexibility for you to do what's important to you, whether that's part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.
Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer and our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.
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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.