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Assistant Software Engineering Domain Lead

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Recruiter: BAE Systems
Listed on: 16th February
Location: Barrow-In-Furness
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent

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Assistant Software Engineering Domain Lead

Would you like to play a pivotal role supporting engineering projects across Royal Navy submarine programmes? We currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Software Engineering Domain Lead at one of our sites in Weymouth, Filton, Portsmouth (Broad Oak) or Barrow.

As the Assistant Software Engineering Domain Lead, you will be working within the software engineering discipline as part of the main engineering function. You will assist the Software Engineering Domain Lead in developing and maintaining software capability within the engineering function covering People, Process, Toolsets, Technology, Information and Facilities. This will involve engaging with the program teams to understand their requirements to enable delivery. Take responsibility for elements of the overall software domain capability plan, and support onward reporting to Submarines, Maritime and Corporate functional reviews, to ensure the engineering capability within the software engineering discipline is fit for purpose.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to make a significant impact on the development of a software engineering capability for BAE Systems Submarines. You will help to determine the direction of this discipline for the whole business unit, across all programmes current and future. It will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills in capability management and will provide a good steppingstone into engineering leadership roles in the future. You will also have a good amount of interaction with senior stakeholders, as well as the chance to influence change.

Your main responsibilities as an Assistant Software Engineering Domain Lead will involve:

Acting as a point of contact on resourcing and recruitment matters for software engineering.

Understanding the resource demands of multiple programmes and projects to ensure a timely supply of engineers.

Supporting the Software Engineering Domain Lead in highlighting prioritisation decisions required for SQEP (Suitably Qualified and Experienced Person) resources in software Engineering covering software development and acquisition to meet the programmes needs and the career development of individuals.

Ensuring the continued technical and professional development of the software engineering community to achieve and sustain the necessary SQEP and thus to ensure quality of engineering activities.

Attendance and participation at meetings and workshops to develop improve and sustain processes within Software Engineering, deployed to all programmes. Supporting delivery of governance (compliance) and ensuring quality control of the application of software engineering processes across the Programmes.

Being part of the development and maintenance of the domain plan for specialist toolsets across the Software Engineering discipline, which in turn is integrated with the overall Engineering Toolsets strategy and plan in order to ensure engineering tools are fit for purpose and are as efficient as they can be.

Supporting the Software Engineering Domain Lead in establishing a technology plan for Software Engineering, which when integrated with the Domain Group technology plan, provides governance and optimises the development of new technology working closely with the Technology Capability team to ensure value and alignment to business direction.

Your skills and qualifications as an Engineering Manager:


  • Experience of the full end-to-end lifecycle of software products, for acquisition or development and the ability to apply good software management practices to yours and others work
  • Experience of working to relevant engineering standards (eg ISO Standards, Mil-Standards), including safety and environmental regulations
  • Related Engineering degree (or equivalent qualification or experience)


  • Member of appropriate professional institution; Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership
  • Experience of being responsible for the management, delivery and sign off of software products and systems
  • Knowledge of Safety and/or Security in relation to software intensive systems
  • Experience working in an Agile environment

What we're looking for in you:

You must possess excellent communication skills, alongside influencing ability to build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders and to be able to implement improvements. You must also have good organisational skills to be able to effectively prioritise your workload.

Location: Weymouth, Filton, Portsmouth or Barrow

Salary: Competitive

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. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

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.

Integrated Combat Systems:

Integrated Combat Systems is part of BAE Systems Submarines. We predominantly supply to the UK MoD but with smaller derivative work done in support of international Customers. Our team is responsible for system design, build and/or procurement of the major electronic and mechanical systems on a submarine, as well as provision of test, integration and support services.

Innovation is central to our DNA and has produced the Common Combat System (CCS) to address the customer's affordability, technology and capability challenges. It is based on commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS) coupled with bespoke military hardware and software and is being progressively rolled-out into the UK's Submarine flotilla.

We effectively incorporate rapidly evolving, commercial technology, new capabilities and changes coming from the operational environment into long-term build, maintenance and in-service programmes.

As a 'system of systems' integrator we work closely with our Customer, partners and suppliers to develop and provide innovative, intelligent and value for money solutions across all classes of UK Submarine both in build and in service with the Royal Navy, ensuring our submariners always have world-class, safe, capable and available products.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.