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Systems Engineer – FESS System Design

BAE Systems UK

Location: Lancashire

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Systems Design Engineer – Typhoon Future Engineering Support System (FESS)

Location: Warton

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

Salary: £45,326 - £49,834

What you’ll be doing:

  • Capturing, managing, and implementing design changes for Aircraft Capability, System Enhancements, User Requirements etc. for the Typhoon customer aircraft maintenance software application.
  • Creating an appropriate solution that serves both business and technical needs for the delivery of upgrades to the industry and customer Typhoon FESS
  • Production and management of design change artefacts, including the application of Requirements Management best practice and relevant processes
  • Ensuring sufficient rigor is put into requirements validation and verification, to remove technical risk
  • Providing support for the full project lifecycle from requirements through to deployment and maintenance
  • Ensuring that all documentation is produced and managed within a configuration-controlled manner meeting the required quality assurance process
  • Providing on-site support, as necessary, for customers during their FESS upgrades
  • Assisting in the support of all GSTS including problem analysis and resolution for customer queries raised via the FESS Technical Support team
  • Interfacing between external and internal customers, to elicit and validate all stakeholder requirements including business, technical customers, and partners

Your skills and experiences:


  • Proven experience of Systems Design or Software Design/Development
  • Experience of using at least one full project lifecycles (Agile, V-Model, Waterfall etc.)
  • Extremely strong attention to detail skills
  • Strong problem analysis and resolution skills
  • Experience of working within a Configuration Controlled environment


  • Experience working within a military or aerospace role
  • Knowledge and experience of requirements management


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 FESS Systems Design team:

A vacancy exists for a Systems Engineer to join the Ground Support & Training Services organisation working within the FESS Systems Design team designing the Typhoon maintenance software application. The successful applicant will work within a growing team of systems engineers to capture requirements from multiple sources and develop designs to ensure both Industry and Customer FESS systems fully supports the latest and developing standards of the Typhoon aircraft.

You must be professional, articulate, self-motivated, able to work with minimum supervision across and assimilate information quickly to be successful in this role. Working on multiple critical projects in parallel you must possess the ability to prioritise workload around multiple demands whilst maintaining the highest standards.

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.