BAE Systems • Warton, United Kingdom

Senior Avionic Systems Engineer – Test Requirements & Software Problem Management

2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

Job Description

Job title: Senior Avionic Systems Engineer – Test Requirements & Software problem management

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: £45,326 – £49, 834 (Commensurate with skills and experience)

What you’ll be doing:

  • Support to the creation of Avionics qualification plans and test requirements documentation – ultimately helping to determine the level of testing (rig and flight) required to certify new Avionic functionality
  • Analysis of test evidence, to determine the levels of compliance against qualification plans, and the impact of any non-compliances that may result in user advice and/or platform limitations
  • Working with the Safety team to determining the minimum test requirements associated with Safety Critical Function Chains (SCFC) required for Safety of Flight
  • Managing, allocating and actioning software problems and fixes; supporting associated management forums across all Eurofighter companies and relevant customer representatives
  • Support to the provision of an In Service Query answer service for urgent Customer issues
  • This is a key role in supporting the qualification of Typhoon Avionics design changes, and you will work closely with the Avionic Safety and Clearance teams to release new capability in line with programme demands. As a senior engineer, you will operate with more autonomy and less supervision, assisting the Group Leader with discharging more of the team duty set, and coaching junior team members

Your skills and experiences:


  • Mission Systems experience, ideally in an aerospace and/or military context
  • Knowledge of system (or sub system) level functional test processes
  • Experience of working with equipment interface specifications
  • Must be capable of progressing a number of concurrent tasks
  • Must be capable of working to agreed standards and procedures, and understand the importance of configuration control
  • Must be a good communicator and the ability to work as part of a team


  • Knowledge of the Typhoon platform
  • Experience in trials data analysis, and trials management
  • Experience of Design Tools / methodology (e.g. Statemate, Artisan, Rhapsody, UML & DOORS)
  • Requirements Management experience
  • Experience of system qualification and certification processes
  • Experience of JIRA project management tool


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 AJT Systems Engineering Team:

Joining the Typhoon Avionics Joint Team (AJT) at BAE Systems provides a unique and pivotal role in the design and qualification of Avionic system changes. The AJT oversees the entire Avionic System, managing seven crucial sub-systems. This role offers the chance to gain extensive knowledge of Typhoon Avionics across its engineering lifecycle and collaborate with a diverse network of technical stakeholders. The AJT is a collaboration across the whole Eurofighter consortium, and offers the opportunity to work alongside several external partner companies and customer communities.

The AJT, responsible for coordinating Avionic system level efforts across all sub-systems, actively contributes to major upgrade programmes, shaping significant platform capabilities for Typhoon’s Core Nation and Export customers. This is an exciting and impactful opportunity within a team at the forefront of the aerospace industry.

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: 14th 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.



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
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Working at BAE Systems

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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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