D&A Technical Design & Assurance Senior Practitioner


Job summary

BAE Systems
£40,000 - £49,999
Business Management, Civil, Software, Systems Design, Testing
Aerospace / Avionics, Computing & IT/Hardware, Defence, Design, Electronics, Engineering Consultancy, Marine, Software, Technical Writing
Contract Type:
Full Time
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About the job

Job Title: D&A Technical Design & Assurance Senior Practitioner

Location: Preston - (Hybrid Model) - We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Circa £49,000 - Depending on experience and skills

What you'll be doing:

  • We are looking for a Technical Design & Assurance Senior Practitioner to join our Data and Analytics team, working across a range of technologies. The ideal candidate will support our architects and will be responsible for ensuring that our data products and associated services are built, developed, and used in line with our standards. Your day-to-day responsibilities would also include the following:
  • Reviewing and approving the technical design of new data products, ensuring that these designs align to defined standards and best practice
  • Ensuring that developers build in line with the approved technical design, and playing a part in pre-deployment checks
  • Being able to advise developers on application of standards against specific project requirements
  • Reviewing technical documentation for completeness and accuracy
  • Engaging with developers to align existing solutions to enhanced standards without compromising ongoing delivery

Your skills and experiences:


  • You will be able to demonstrate a mature understanding of best practice in analytical data products and/or data pipelines
  • You can demonstrate that you have experience in influencing developers where technical designs are suboptimal
  • A desire to adopt lower risk technical solutions, and prior experience, either in a Data Warehouse, visualisation layer, or other similar technological environment, to be able to understand relative risk levels
  • You will have a good track record in working with a wide variety of Business datasets
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn a range of toolsets such as SQL, SSIS, Alteryx & Tableau to facilitate integration between the Data Warehouse and analysis and visualisation layers and to support cross-skilling within team


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 Shared Services Data & Analytics team:

The Shared Services Data & Analytics Team is at the heart of our company data landscape, bringing together data from our global operations and generating a broad range of insights to inform key business decisions.

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.

Closing Date: 19th June 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.



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