Senior Cockpit User Interface Design Engineer (HMI/UX)


Job summary

BAE Systems
£50,000 - £59,999
Electrical/Electronic, Software, Systems Design
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence, Design, Electronics, Manufacturing, Software
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job title: Senior Cockpit User Interface Design Engineer (HMI / UX)

Location: Warton

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £47,683 - £52,426 (Commensurate with skills and experience)

What you'll be doing:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define HMI requirements and specifications
  • Design and develop an intuitive cockpit HMI that meet industry standards and regulations
  • Conduct user research to gain insights into user behaviours and preferences (e.g. via Hierarchical Task Analysis)
  • Create wireframes, and mock-ups to visualize HMI concepts, and support the prototyping for evaluation through full mission simulators
  • Test HMI designs on hardware and software platforms
  • Evaluate and improve HMI designs based on user feedback and usability testing with industry and customer test pilots
  • Support Flight Testing

Your skills and experiences:


  • A Degree in a STEM subject, or equivalent relevant experience / qualifications.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative environment
  • Excellent communication & collaboration skills
  • Experience of; Human Factors, and/or Systems Engineering


  • Education Modules in; Human Factors, and/or Systems Engineering
  • Experience of Computer Graphics, and/or Software Engineering
  • Experience in designing any type of User Interface such as web site or apps
  • Familiarity with DOORs and Visio
  • Familiarity with industry-specific regulations and standards (e.g., ISO 9241-210, MIL-STD-1472, DEF-STD-00-251) would be a plus


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 Typhoon Cockpit Group:

An exciting and rewarding opportunity has arisen within the Typhoon Cockpit Group, as a Senior Cockpit User Interface Design Engineer (HMI / UX). You will be working on cutting edge technology, designing how a pilot operates in the next generation of military aircraft, and playing a key role in designing and developing an intuitive and user-friendly HMI for the Eurofighter Typhoon Cockpit.

You will be a self-starter, happy in a fast-paced working environment with excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to create innovative solutions that enhance user experiences and support the mission-critical functions for the Typhoon multi-role combat aircraft.

There will be opportunities for career progression, which is actively encourage within the team and the wider 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: 23rd 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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