Mission Systems Technology Lead Engineer


Job summary

BAE Systems
£60,000 - £69,999
Electrical/Electronic, Systems Design, Electronic
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence, Design, Electronics, Manufacturing
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job title: Mission Systems Technology Lead

Location: Warton / Hybrid - We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements. Please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: £55,345 - £60,326 (Commensurate with skills and experience)

What you'll be doing:

  • Define and lead Mission Systems research activities aligned to technology road maps, including architectures, concepts, designs and requirements in collaboration with internal and external partners
  • Ensuring an appropriate level of Engineering Governance is applied to all activities, working alongside Technical Authorities and domain governance specialists, such as Ground Test, Flight Test and Flight Operations, where required, and underpinning all work with high quality reports and appropriately targeted communications
  • Contributing to Technology Watch and Capability Development activities and reporting into Systems Delivery reviews, and identifying, articulating, and monitoring technical risks
  • Contributing technical content to Business Winning activities, including the development of business cases and proposals
  • Providing day-to-day Line Management to a small team of Engineers and thinking beyond traditional Engineering Discipline and team boundaries, and driving effective collaboration between multi-disciplinary internal and external teams

Your skills and experiences

Experience / exposure to the following:

  • A degree / HND in a STEM subject or equivalent relevant experience (preferably with Systems Engineering focus)
  • Use of Model Based Engineering, Model Based Systems Engineering approaches and the use of modelling languages such as SysML/UML
  • Fundamental Software Engineering practices e.g. the use of SOLID principles and software development using one or more high-level programming languages (e.g. C, C++, Java)
  • Practical application of Agile methods across the requirements capture, planning and execution phases of projects
  • Technical data analysis, technical report writing, proposal/bid and business case development
  • Mission Systems architecting, design, development, systematic integration, qualification and certification and an understanding of experimental approaches to evaluating research hypotheses in a logical and methodical manner
  • The Pyramid Reference Architecture (PRA) and other Open Systems architectures such as FACE, ECOA, IMS, DDS etc
  • Software-driven architecture approaches such as containerisation, micro services, virtual machines etc


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 Systems Technology & Capability Delivery Team:

An exciting role has arisen for a Mission Systems Technology Lead Engineer within the Systems Technology & Capability Delivery Team, within the FalconWorks® organisation at BAE Systems. This team strives to shape the future direction of research and development, and to deliver technology value into our future products aligned with the Air Sector business strategy. Taking a multi-functional, whole product life cycle approach, we assess the future Air Sector product needs to identify technology trends and enact plans to mature early concepts through to exploitation. This is a very different operating environment to well-established requirements-led product development activities.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, adaptable, creative, and comfortable working in an agile and flexible environment where collaboration is essential to engaging with other stakeholders and building successful networks of contacts. You will have excellent communication skills to distil technical information across all stakeholders, bringing new ideas and a strategic vision to deliver technology value into our business.

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: 3rd 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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