Systems Engineer

BAE Systems
16 Sep 2021
30 Sep 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Systems Engineer


Are you a Systems Engineer who is looking for a role to work with the latest tech within the Radar sector? We currently have a vacancy for a Systems Engineer which can be based at Gt Baddow, Cowes or Broad Oak.


As a Systems Engineer, you will undertake design and design maintenance tasks with a strong aspect of various elements of system modelling in respect of both new products and technology insertion into legacy products.


This role will provide you an opportunity to work with new tech and put this into existing products, you will have the ability to develop your own skills in a challenging area and over time others and the opportunity to eventually build a team, you will be joining a community of systems engineers and you will cover all areas of MS and will be actively involved as a core member of the team. Over time you could develop into a system design authority or engineering manager.



Your main responsibilities as a Systems Engineer will involve:


Design aspects of radar systems, to include overall radar performance prediction, design of pulse patterns, selection of various signal processing techniques, estimate of radar loss budget.


Model and run simulations of radar performance in a variety of environmental conditions.


Usage of model and simulators to analyse and interpret real world to identify issues and improvements in radar systems.


Be able to trade off principal radar parameters in order to understand design constraints and limitations.


Assess system performance against requirements.


Direct the development of high-level algorithmic activity.



Your skills and qualifications:


Degree in Engineering or Numerate subject (technology, engineering or science related discipline).


Experience of using Matlab or equivalent programming paradigms.


Experience of Mathematical modelling / simulation for performance predictions or systems analysis purposes.


Knowledge of Simulink would be advantageous.


Depth and Breadth of general knowledge across the engineering lifecycle in particular:


  • Concepts & Demonstrations
  • Systems Requirements
  • System Design
  • Test, Integration and Acceptance
  • Through-life support & sustainability
  • Awareness of some of the following is desirable:


  • Model based systems engineering techniques
  • technology development trends for example those found under the banner of "Industry 4.0"
  • cyber security implications, vulnerabilities and precautionary measures
  • industry-wide systems engineering processes such as ISO 15288, SEBoK etc.
  • various development methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile
  • Experience in use of DOORS


What we're looking for in you:


You will need to have strong communication skills, presentation skills, problem solving skills, task leadership and team contribution experience, with high levels of energy and self-motivation.


You will be able to undertake technical guidance of others.



Location: Gt Baddow, Cowes or Broad Oak.


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.


Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace.



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 Services


Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business


From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.


With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!


Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.



At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.


We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.


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.




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