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Senior/Principal Systems Engineer - System Architect

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BAE Systems UK
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Job Title: Senior/Principal Systems Engineer – System Architect

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Frimley, Bristol, Portsmouth, Weymouth and Brough. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Understanding our customers’ challenging needs and acting as a subject matter expert; analysing, preparing and communicating these through the use of architectural methodologies
  • Developing complex system architectures and sub-systems and providing evidence of fitness for purpose
  • Supporting the development of our Architecture capability through workshops, direct support to other Engineering teams and is part of a growing community of System Engineers
  • Taking accountability for technical work packages
  • Providing leadership, guidance and coaching to other engineers
  • Steering new systems development through implementation of best practice systems lifecycle processes
  • Working with customers to support delivered systems and resolve issues

Your skills and experiences:

  • Degree level qualification in relevant STEM subject (Engineering/ Physics/ Maths/ Science) or equivalent industry / armed forces experience
  • Significant experience in System Architecture definition and development using frameworks such as: MoDAF, TOSAF, SOSAF, NAF, UAF etc.
  • Significant experience with MBSE tools sets (Sparx Enterprise Architect (EA), Rhapsody, Capella, Cameo Systems Modeler,)
  • Understanding of relevant engineering standards, including safety and environmental regulations


  • Experience undertaking other Systems Engineering activities. This should include some combination of:
  • Requirements Engineering and Management (DOORs)
  • Systems Integration, Validation, Verification
  • Implementing and Governing Engineering Lifecycles
  • Defining and managing System interfaces


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:

Our broad range of Systems teams cover all aspects of the products design throughout its lifecycle implementing a variety of tool and techniques tailored to support the specialist requirements of our products. From Agile methodologies to a Model Based Approach to Systems Engineering we are keen in maintaining our role as a leader in the field of Defence engineering by investing in our people.

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.