Principal Engineer - Software Engineering

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Job Title: Principal Engineer - Software Engineering

Location: Portsmouth BroadOak. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £43,373 - 59,908

What you'll be doing:

  • Maintaining the software for the SCADA system on the Vanguard class submarines (TMaSS). This will involve responding to real-time issues, queries, and defects from the operators, as well as looking at design change and system improvement
  • Managing change, obsolescence, integration, testing, and support of the software
  • Undertaking defect rectification and periodic health checks for in-service submarine systems
  • Maintaining the reference set for the TMaSS (Machinery Surveillance System), in order to test new and existing software, and integrate software and hardware
  • Managing project support Databases in order to handle and record defects and defect rectification
  • Updating Windows operating systems as well as modernising some of the legacy applications

Your skills and experiences:


  • Experience in systems and software engineering, including knowledge of the engineering V-Diagram / Waterfall model
  • Experience with report writing and technical documentation
  • Knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel and Visio
  • Software programming experience specifically C# / / C++


  • Broad software experience in some (not necessarily all) of the below:

o Networking (maintenance, defect rectification, analysis)

o Windows application development

o Ethernet network development (TCP/IP and UDP knowledge)

o GUI (Graphical User Interface)

o Databases

o Virtualisation (e.g. VMWare, VirtualBox)

o Legacy software e.g. Visual Studio 6

o Raspberry Pi, Arduino or similar

o Windows Operating System Administration Skills

o VXWorks Knowledge


You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The CC&S team:

The CC&S (Centralised Control & Surveillance) team is a small group of multi-disciplined engineers providing in-service support for complex submarine systems. As a Principal Systems Engineer - Software, you will be maintaining the software for the machinery surveillance system on the Vanguard class submarines (TMaSS).

This role will provide you with the opportunity to make a real difference to the availability and effectiveness of submarine machinery, and work across all three in-service platforms, all at various stages of their life. In this role no two days are the same as you will be engaged in broad variety of work and constantly interacting with people. It will allow to expand your knowledge and professional network.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

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