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BAE Systems • Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom

Principal Engineer – Support Engineering (Maintenance Design – Software Support)

2 days/week at home

A little flex time

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Job Description

Job title: Principal Engineer – Support Engineering (Maintenance Design – Software Support)

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Brough or Filton. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: Negotiable dependant on experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Using BAES processes, analyse software products (COTS, Bespoke, Modified COTS) and derive software support strategies
  • Review software source documentation, interpret technical information and derive written recommendations on how best to support the software product through life via the production of system level software support case reports
  • Support stakeholder engagement and attend collaboration working groups in support of BAES scope of work for maintenance design (software)
  • Provide software SME advice to the wider ILS community, and support mapping activity between the BAE software analysis outputs and other key ILS stakeholders and their support outputs

Your skills and experiences:


  • Degree or equivalent skills knowledge and experience in the software support discipline
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • The ability to analyse complex problems specifically related to software support, and identify the most critical support related issues


  • Understanding of JSP 935, DefStan 00-055, IEC 61508, DLF SSE GP.2.11


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 Support Engineering Team:

The Principal Engineer – Support Engineering Maintenance Design – Software Support role will utilise best practice, professional engineering judgement and initiative to undertake tasks in production of system and equipment level software analysis and software support reports. The analysis will be undertaken in accordance with BAE processes. Activities will be undertaken working alone or in a team, with the support and guidance of the Engineering Manager if required.

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:

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.



Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
More information needed
More information needed
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
More information needed
More information needed

Working at BAE Systems

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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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