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System Architect

BAE Systems UK

Location: Dorset

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: System Architect

Location: South West

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this role.

Salary: Up to £50,000

What you’ll be doing:

  • Analysis, design, and delivery of solutions to meet programme, business and customer requirements
  • Design and development of secure information or communication systems
  • Applying engineering and architecture expertise to solve complex problems
  • Leading, inspiring, and developing engineering teams
  • Maintaining knowledge of the latest technologies and how they can be applied to complex problems
  • Building relationships with customers and stakeholders
  • Facilitating the evolution of innovative ideas, prototyping, development, and productionising

Your skills and experiences:

Experience with:

  • Systems Engineering and integration
  • Providing technical leadership of engineering teams
  • Understanding customer requirements (both in terms of technology need and operational context)
  • Cost/benefits analysis for appropriate technologies in designs, including security aspects
  • Ability to balance seemingly opposed views: big picture and detail; strategic and tactical; methodical and creative

Understanding of:

  • Information Systems and security architectures
  • MoD or Industry IT projects and programmes
  • NCSC secure design principles and industry best practice in the design of system and security architectures


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 leave incentive.

The System Architect team:

Our System Architects provide the technical lead in the design, development and delivery of Assured Information Systems, Services and Products. They are instrumental in developing new technology roadmaps, architectures and designs required to both sustain an existing portfolio of IT cyber products, systems, and services but, and to develop new products for the future.

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.