Senior Systems Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


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Job Title: Senior Systems Engineer

Location: Broad Oak - We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Up to £47900 depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Apply a breadth of knowledge, skills and experience of systems engineering and company approaches, techniques and governance to design and develop solutions and resolve engineering issues and problems for a range of products and engineering situations, compiling technical reports and accompanying presentations as required

  • Apply the systems engineering principles of ISO 15288 to the design and build of systems through the entire engineering lifecycle

  • Work independently under limited technical direction across a range of products and services, resolving common engineering problems

  • Discern and decompose requirements to system and sub-system level and manage these in an approved toolset such as IBM DOORS

  • Provide, review and adhere to specifications in accordance with stakeholder requirement

Your skills and experiences:


  • Practical, hands on experience with designing and building physical product with evidence of troubleshooting or problem solving on existing systems in support of upgrades and further development
  • Understands engineering principles and approaches underpinning design and development activities and be capable of systems thinking, applying holistic approaches to complex problems

  • Demonstrates understanding, knowledge and experience of systems engineering including knowledge of appropriate systems engineering standards (e.g. ISO 15288)


  • Experience of working with contemporary technologies and concepts e.g. AR/VR, AI/ML, autonomy, IoT, digital twins, MBSE etc.
  • Experience of working with large scale complex system designs


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 Senior Systems Engineer team:

There is a short turn around in production enabling you to experience the whole breadth of the life cycle. You are supporting the team to deliver a new product onto the market. You will also get the opportunity to work with international Navies.

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

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