Linux Systems Engineer

BAE Systems

Location: Edinburgh

Job Type: Full time


  • Design and deliver a new Linux SOE based on Red Hat Satellite and Ansible
  • Technically engaging work on critical Australian Defence radar system
  • Work/life balance, 9-Day Fortnight, study leave & career development

At BAE Systems we are all systems go as we continue to drive innovation and seek passionate and talented people to join our business. We currently have new and exciting opportunities for Linux Systems Engineers within our JORN project based in Adelaide SA (DSTG). Interstate candidates who are willing to relocate to SA are welcome to apply and a relocation package will be offered to the successful candidate.

What this opportunity will mean for you:

  • Purposeful work where your efforts are recognised in an environment where you can thrive
  • Joining an organisation that is passionate about developing some of the most impressive careers in the world
  • Industry-leading flexibility options to unlock the talent and diversity of every individual
  • Unique opportunities to contribute to programs of national significance whilst growing your skills
  • A strong safety culture, inclusive teams and work to be proud of, underpinned by a compelling set of values

Your new role:
As a Linux Systems Engineer, you will perform Linux development and administration of JORN project Linux systems as well as performing secondary functions such as fault detection, performance monitoring, general systems management and Level 3 support. The Linux team will also deliver as part of the Acquisition program new Linux SOEs and contribute to delivering new ICT Infrastructure, engineering applications and various automation and monitoring tools.
Reporting to the Linux Team Lead, you will:

  • Design, build, and deploy Linux changes into the project environment
  • Develop and implement technical solutions for Linux defects and enhancements
  • Produce relevant artefacts associated with changes to the system
  • Maintain, patch and develop updates and enhancements to the Linux SOE
  • Direct user, application support and troubleshooting of system issues

About you
As an ideal applicant for this opportunity, you'll have:

  • Industry experience in developing and maintaining Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems
  • Experience in a similar role preferably within the Defence sector
  • Experience with tools such as Satellite, Ansible and the Atlassian product suite
  • Administration and infrastructure deployment in large multi-site environments
  • A strong team focus and good interpersonal skills
  • Whilst not essential, an Information, Communication and Technology Degree (ICT) or Engineering related degree or Red Hat certifications is desirable
  • Knowledge of cyber security and Information Systems Security Policies and Procedures including the Defence Security Principles Framework
  • Whilst not essential, experience in working with Agile and Scrum processes will be an advantage
  • A willingness to provide occasional out of hours support as required coupled with a can do attitude

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.
Further information regarding clearances is available at:

Applications should be addressed to: Ammar Bakos, Talent Acquisition Specialist- Engineering and made online here. Confidential enquiries are welcome via email:

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