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Deputy System Design Authority

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job Title: Deputy System Design Authority

Location: Portsmouth, 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 £65,500 (dependent on skillset and experience)

What you’ll be doing:

  • Support the Sting Ray Mod-2 System Design Authority as deputy in all delegated engineering tasks and make technical authority decisions relating to the development, testing and qualification of the Sting Ray Mod-2 underwater weapon system
  • Guide and underwrite the decomposition of requirements to system and sub-system level co‑ordinating management of these in an approved toolset such as IBM DOORS Next
  • Direct and facilitate system design decomposition and architectural modelling to subsystem level, supporting production of architectural models in an approved toolset such as Cameo
  • Support definition and oversight of system integration, test planning and execution
  • Define and articulate acceptance strategies in order to verify requirement compliance at each level of system design, supporting production of customer acceptance evidence
  • Liaise with the end customer to agree design principles, acceptance and trials strategies
  • Support the Sting Ray Mod-2 Systems Design Authority to attain design certification and acceptance of the underwater weapon system
  • Apply and champion the Systems Engineering principles of ISO 15288 to the design of systems through the entire engineering lifecycle

Your skills and experiences:


  • Demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of Systems Engineering, applying holistic approaches to complex problems, with understanding and experience of the principles and approaches that underpin design and development activities
  • Requirements management experience
  • Experience of working with and leading large scale complex system designs
  • Further education in a relevant STEM discipline or relevant working experience


  • Experience of using a high-level design methodology (e.g. UAF, NAF, TOGAF, SysML, UML)
  • A good working knowledge of contemporary Systems Engineering practices including Model Based Engineering (MBE/MBSE), digital threads, cyber security and safety procedures


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.

Sting Ray Product Team:

As the Deputy System Design Authority for the Sting Ray Mod-2 torpedo you will directly support the Sting Ray Mod-2 Systems Design Authority in the development and delivery of this torpedo’s mid-life upgrade programme with delegated authority and responsibility for aspects of the weapon’s delivery.

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.