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Senior Systems Engineer

BAE Systems Rochester is entering an area of unprecedented growth and we are looking for experienced and talented systems engineers to join us to support the development of a wide range of state-of-the-art products.

As part of one of the world's leading defence, security and aerospace companies, you will be part of the development and supply of products across a diverse mix of commercial and military platforms; Head Up and Head Worn Displays, Safety Critical Pilot Control and Flight Control Systems for military and civil aircraft.

We encourage our Systems Engineers to gain a breadth of knowledge across these product domains and also develop to become subject matter experts in one or more product domain, or systems engineering specialism.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Systems Engineer will involve:

Understanding our customers' challenging needs and developing, validating and managing requirements

Developing complex system architectures and sub-systems

Integrating systems containing electronic, mechanical, optical and software sub-systems

Verifying that customer needs are satisfied

Taking accountability for technical work packages

Providing guidance and coaching to other engineers

Steering new systems development through implementation of best practice systems lifecycle processes

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Systems Engineer:

Proven experience in systems engineering activities in relevant product markets

Proven experience in requirements and design analysis, modelling and simulation, using tools such as DOORS and Simulink and design methodologies such as SysML

Proven experience in safety-related systems and safety assessment processes with an understanding of how these processes influence the design

Significant customer liaison experience for technical issues

Ability to work with no guidance and make sound strategic decisions

Practical experience in estimating, planning and tracking engineering activities

Ability to perform design review assessments and technically guide the work of others

Detailed electronic engineering experience is highly desirable. Exposure to other engineering disciplines (design, manufacture, etc.) is also desirable

A degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant Scientific/Engineering subject (e.g. Systems Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Physics or Mathematics)

What we're looking for in you:

Can operate effectively as part of a larger team, demonstrating excellent communication skills

Can reliably estimate and plan their own work, understanding budget and schedule constraints, and accurately report progress

Can actively support other team members or other teams and are able to provide constructive feedback

Are proactive in looking for improvement opportunities

Ability to context switch and prioritise work

Location: Rochester

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.

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.

Electronic Systems

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of. You'll have the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects. Whatever you do, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference to people's lives.

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