Opportunities like this don’t come along every day…Would you like the new challenge of making an impact on some of the biggest projects in the UK defence market right now? Join our highly-skilled Combat Systems team and you'll be part of something you can be proud of; equipping the Royal Navy with another world class capability.
Technology Refresh Network Engineer
Would you like to help ensure mission critical equipment on the Navy’s future flagship is as good as it can be? We currently have a vacancy for a Technology Refresh Network Engineer at our site in Broad Oak.
As a Technology Refresh Network Engineer , you will support the Obsolescence monitoring process and monitor progression of potential support solutions involving Internal Networks Electronics (INE) hosted on the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. You will demonstrate a background in Networking and/or support and use these skills to help ensure our cutting edge Naval Ships technologies remain market leading.
This role will provide you with the opportunity to step into a new team and grow with it whilst working with a wide range of stakeholders including physical design personnel, network engineers, the ship support team, the ILS team, management and the client.
Your main responsibilities as a Technology Refresh Network Engineer will involve:
Monitoring progression of potential support solutions against plans to ensure all requirements are met and that actions are taken in a timely and effective manner in response to any issues or problems.
Supporting the Obsolescence monitoring process which flags up INE equipment replacement.
Preparation of study papers recommending replacement of INE equipment.
Working closely with the JSS2 INE Technical Refresh Lead to manage new technology insertion with the JSS2 INE maintenance releases.
Supporting and undertaking equipment delivery to the platform
Ensuring that defects reported from platform/shore sites are investigated and considered in terms of obsolescence for incorporating into the design and technical solution in a timely manner
Your skills and qualifications:
Experience in design, technical refresh or product support
Background in software or hardware
Demonstrate an understanding of technologies such as: Cisco, Juniper, Virtualisation, Software rooting and switching, VMware, IT Security, VOIP
Demonstrable technical experience in IT Infrastructure or networking
What we're looking for in you:
You will be able to accept responsibility and demonstrate a visible commitment to quality and high standards and actively communicates on these as and where appropriate. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal are key to the success of this role.
Location: Broad Oak
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.
We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life threatening situations.
In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy’s surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.
We pride ourselves on being the combat systems integrator of choice, not only integrating our own products, but those of other defence companies too. Our highly-skilled combat systems team has evolved from decades of technical expertise, designing, developing and delivering combat systems for both the Royal Navy and international customers.
We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that’s why we offer the flexibility for you to do what’s important to you, whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.
Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer and our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process
BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.
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