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Principal Software Integration Engineer

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Recruiter: BAE Systems
Listed on: 24th March
Location: New Malden
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Principal Software Integration Engineer

We're looking for a Principal Software Integration Engineer to help us shape the future of naval combat systems - the systems that keep the Royal Navy's ships and crews safe at sea.

We have a rich 30-year heritage in the design, development, integration and support of naval combat systems that are used for combat, humanitarian and intelligence gathering operations.

The Software Integration team provides software build, test rig management, system integration and software release services for a number of projects supplying the Naval Combat Management Systems (CMS). As a Principal Software Integration Engineer, you will be integrating a Windows-based Naval Combat Management System on a networked virtualised shared infrastructure or black-box PC based system architecture. You will be working on representative combat system equipment to investigate and resolve challenging software integration issues for a variety of RN ships including the new Type 26 frigate, the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier, the Type 45 Destroyer and other in-service ships.

Based at our New Malden site the Principal Software Integration Engineer will join the CMS Product Team adding expertise to a team of experienced engineers tackling complex system integration issues in a Windows domain. As a software system the CMS comprises multi-million lines of source code developed in-house and integrated with a host of 3rd party COTS software packages

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Software Integration Engineer will involve:

  • Integrating software applications into system builds
  • Installing software on local integration facilities
  • Supporting systems at UK test sites and on-board Royal Navy ships
  • Demonstrating system integrity with both scripted and informal testing
  • Supporting usage of representative target hardware
  • Investigating potential issues
  • Releasing system builds for use on ship

Your skills and qualifications:

Essential skills

  • Familiar with Windows 7/10/Server 2008/2012/2016 functionality
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of Software System Integration
  • Ability to methodically investigate a symptom to understand and isolate the root cause
  • Ability to quickly understand how areas of a complex system work


  • Experience with Virtual machines and VMware ESXi.
  • Understanding of Networks (architecture and protocols)
  • Use of OS diagnostic tools (e.g. for Windows, Perfmon and the SysInternals tools).
  • Defence, Avionics or big systems background

What we're looking for in you:

You will be an excellent problem solver, capable of applying past experience to support the understanding and investigation of new issues. Your determination will ensure you are not fazed by complexity. Your communication and interpersonal skills will include the ability to work effectively with others including coaching and mentoring others within the team.

Location: New Malden

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.

Maritime Naval Ships

We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That's work that inspires us. That's BAE Systems.

You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you'll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. 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. We offer the flexibility you need to do what's important to you, whether that's 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. Talk to us about Smart Working.

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.