Senior Engineer - Test Equipment

11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Engineer - Test Equipment

Are you an IT professional looking to work in a new and challenging environment? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineer at our site in Ash Vale.

As a Senior Engineer, you will be breaking down requirements, designing and documenting solutions then developing and conducting design proving activities.

This role contributes to the eyes and ears of the submarine and will offer you a challenge in taking your commercial experience and translating it into a demanding defence orientated environment.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Engineer - Test Equipment will involve:

Preparing and supporting presentations of design review material at product phase reviews to allow progression through the engineering lifecycle

Providing technical input to the project management team to produce robust cost estimates, technical risk assessment and reduction

Developing and testing components of the CI Product suite ensuring that both functional and non-functional requirements have been met prior to submission into formal test

Investigating and addressing technical issues by modifying existing designs or correcting design defects

Ensuring that all change records are maintained to accurately track the product's design baseline

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience of programming with either C++ and or C#
Knowledge of scripting, e.g. PowerShell, Python, Perl, Bash scripting
Experience with network programming, using sockets TCP and UDP etc
Knowledge of software development processes


Experience of software integration
Experience with UML modelling
Experience of Enterprise Architect, Serena Dimensions, Subversion, DOORS, TeamCenter, JIRA

What we're looking for in you:

You will be self-motivated and organised with an innovative approach to problem solving and a focus on delivery. Your strong communication skills will enable you to interface and present to others effectively.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Ash Vale

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, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Maritime Submarines - Combat Systems

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century. It currently employs approximately 7,700 people, with 500 of these working for Combat Systems across our sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Ash Vale, Broad Oak, Filton, Frimley and Weymouth.

We are currently responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of the Royal Navy's latest and most capable generation of attack submarines, as well as their intelligent Combat Systems trusted to detect threats in the naval environment.

Our Combat Systems team designs, builds, integrates and supports all of the submarine combat systems in the UK fleet - essentially, the eyes and ears of each platform. We provide through-life support for combat systems, sensors and radars, and deliver complex programmes and technologies by applying expert programme management and world-class engineering.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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