BAE Systems • Warton, United Kingdom

Senior Systems ESS Hardware 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.

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Systems Hardware Engineer

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

What you’ll be doing:

· Provide hardware and software support, including installation and maintenance, for Typhoon Production systems and ESS (Engineering Support Sub-System) in the UK, KSA, Qatar, and Oman

· Manage software installation, application administration, and system build documentation for the Typhoon maintenance system ESS

· Support the ESS Support team in resolving customer technical queries, conducting product investigations, and maintaining service level agreements

· Assist with the deployment of new product capabilities for all customers, requiring frequent domestic and international travel, especially to the Middle East

· Manage hardware suppliers and provide inputs into Service Delivery Technical Reviews, ensuring products progress through the engineering lifecycle

· Possess strong knowledge of Cisco, networking operations, Juniper, and Eternus, as well as system administration techniques including Active Directory and Windows 10 infrastructure management

Your skills and experiences:

Essential Criteria:

  • Proven experience with Cisco, Juniper, and Eternus
  • Degree in a STEM field or HND in a STEM subject
  • Experience in IT systems-based roles
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally, particularly to the Middle East
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of Windows Server installation, 2008R2, 2019, 2022, configuration,, administration and management of Active Directory and Group Policies. In addition to physical servers are virtual servers (VM Ware) hosting roles such as McAfee ePO, Microsoft WSUS, FTP and other server functions as the environment demands
  • Windows 7, 10, 11 client administration/management

Desirable Criteria:

  • Strong project management and coordination skills
  • Experience supporting customer technical queries and product investigations


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 ESS Support team:

The role is responsible for supporting the delivery of hardware products such as the Typhoon Future Engineering Support System (FESS) and the Engineering Support System for Development (ESS-D), which are critical to the operation of our customers’ Typhoon aircraft. The position offers the opportunity to work in a hardware support capacity and collaborate across a diverse range of teams.

Working in the ESS support team involves managing complex systems that are essential for maintaining airworthiness and ensuring the aircraft can fly. The role is critical and highly significant, providing substantial job satisfaction. The environment is pressured but rewarding, as the ESS must be operational to keep the aircraft in the air and maintain accurate maintenance records.

This position also offers excellent opportunities to collaborate with other teams and work with a variety of stakeholders, providing great exposure to different aspects of the business and various cultures. The importance of the role, combined with the chance to engage with diverse teams, makes for a highly fulfilling and dynamic work experience.

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
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
More information needed
More information needed

Working at BAE Systems

Company employees


Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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