BAE Systems • Frimley, United Kingdom

Software Acquisition Management 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: Principal Engineer – Software Acquisition Management

Location: Frimley, Broad Oak, Weymouth 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: £43,373 plus depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Reporting to Dreadnought combat systems Software Manager on progress of tasks
  • Advising design and technical authorities on interpretation and acceptance of Software deliverables to ensure the delivered solutions meet the specified contractual and regulatory requirements
  • Collaborating with subcontractors on interpretation and acceptance of Software requirements
  • Engaging with Customer on interpretation and acceptance of Software requirements
  • Working closely with Design Assurance team to ensure a consistent approach to the above

Your skills and experiences:


  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Experience of requirements management, preferably in DOORS
  • Demonstratable experience of governance across the Software development lifecycle
  • Previous experience in stakeholder management with ability to influence decisions
  • Experience in software product and/or quality assurance


  • Some knowledge of DEVOPS (Software Factory) and baseline management would be advantageous


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 Dreadnought Transversal Engineering team:

Our team provides the first line of assurance for software products, ensuring quality and pedigree of deliverables from various suppliers. This position offers a fantastic opportunity to work on a long term, complex programme, collaborating with stakeholders across various organisations and leading teams comprised of individuals from multiple engineering disciplines. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to make an impact on a truly exciting project. We offer relocation support packages across all Submarines roles, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.

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: 17th 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

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