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BAE Systems • Rochester, United Kingdom

Senior/ Principal Systems Engineer

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.

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Job Description

Job title: Senior/Principal Systems Engineer

Location: Rochester (Minimum 2 days on site). We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements such as part and full time opportunities

Salary: Up to £80,000 dependent on experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Understanding our customers’ complex needs and collaborating to develop, validate and manage requirements at multiple levels
  • Developing complex system architectures and sub-systems using a Model Based Systems Engineering approach
  • Integration, analysis and test of real time systems containing multiple technical disciplines such as electronic, mechanical, optical and software sub-systems.
  • Taking accountability for collaborative technical work package execution and associated outcomes
  • Providing guidance, coaching and nurturing talent in other engineers
  • Verifying that customer needs are satisfied
  • Steering new and improved systems development through implementation whilst making use of best practice systems lifecycle processes alongside techniques such as Learn First and Agile

Your skills and experiences:


  • Proven experience developing systems in relevant product markets and/or domains, such as control systems, real time displays or other safety related systems
  • Proven experience in requirements management, design analyses, modelling and simulation, using tools such as DOORS, Siemens Polarion, Enterprise Architect, MATLAB and/or Simulink and design methodologies such as SysML
  • A degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant Scientific/Engineering subject (e.g. Systems Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Physics or Mathematics)


  • Experience in integration, test, and/or verification of real time and/or safety related systems
  • Understanding of safety assessment processes including how these processes influence the design
  • Customer and/or supplier liaison experience for technical aspects, verifying and obtaining agreement that customer needs are satisfied
  • An understanding of information assurance, cyber security and environmental impact aspects relating to real time embedded engineering products


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 Engineering team:

You’ll 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 Vehicle Control Systems. We encourage our Systems Engineers to gain a breadth of knowledge across these domains to become subject matter experts in one or more product domain, or systems engineering specialism.

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: 21st 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
More information needed
Role modelling
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Working at BAE Systems

Company employees


Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom