BAE Systems is now looking for Principal Systems Engineers in Rochester, Kent

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Oct 2, 2014
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Are you creative and positive with a passion for technology and commitment to provide capabilities that make a difference? Can you collaborate to share technical knowledge and expertise, nurturing others to yield positive results together? Would you like to feel proud of the work that you do, how you do it and who you do it with? We work hard to create an inclusive, collaborative and rewarding environment, where you are truly inspired to achieve remarkable things and be an influencer in your field.

As a senior member of the team in one of the world's leading defence, security and aerospace companies, you will play a key part in the development and supply of products across a diverse mix of commercial and military platforms; Head Up and Head Worn Displays, Safety Critical Pilot Control and Flight Control Systems.

The role:
We are looking for experienced and talented Principal Systems Engineers to join us in the creation of a wide range of state-of-the-art products whilst developing themselves and others to become subject matter experts and leaders in the systems engineering community.
Your role will involve; Understanding operational scenarios and complex customers’ needs to specify and manage requirements at multiple levels. Steering new and improved systems development through implementation whilst making use of best practice systems lifecycle processes alongside techniques such as Learn First and Agile. Providing a role model to others with clear technical and strategic guidance, coaching and nurturing talent in other engineers.

Your skills and qualifications:
Significant proven experience developing and delivering systems in relevant product markets and/or domains, such as control systems, real time displays or other safety related systems, containing multiple technical disciplines such as electronics, mechanics, optics and/or software.

Proven experience in requirements management, design analyses, modelling and simulation, using tools such as DOORS, Siemens Polarion, Enterprise Architect, MATLAB and/or Simulink and design methodologies such as SysML and Model Based Systems Engineering

Proven experience in integration, test and verification of real time and/or safety related systems, with understanding of safety assessment and/or flight clearance processes including how these processes influence the product CONOPS, architecture and design

Proven ability to connect and maintain effective interpersonal networks internally and across the community including significant customer and/or supplier liaison experience for technical aspects, verifying and obtaining agreement that customer needs are satisfied

Proven ability to work with minimal guidance and make sound strategic decisions whilst collaborating to ensure the team understand, co-operate and support those decisions, taking responsibility for interdependent technical work package execution and associated outcomes

An understanding of information assurance, cyber security and/or environmental impact aspects relating to real time embedded engineering products would be beneficial

A degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant Scientific/Engineering subject (e.g. Systems Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Physics or Mathematics)

Location: Rochester, Kent
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

Apply here: Principal Systems Engineer

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