Technical Lead

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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Role summary

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence delivers complex projects to international customers around the world. We are currently recruiting for programmes in the UK, Middle East and Asia Pac regions. We deliver complex, world leading capabilities in Cyber Security and require highly skilled, motivated and enthusiastic individuals in a variety of roles across our delivery teams.

Are you passionate about working with innovative technology and owning the design and engineering on projects delivering solutions that are central to our customer’s missions? Join BAE Systems as a Technical Lead.

You’ll be working with our global teams and be responsible for ensuring that the solution meets its functional and non-functional requirements, and the correct application of relevant technologies, processes and tool chains. You will need to define innovative solutions to problems, underpinned by robust delivery and engineering methods.

You will enjoy working as part of a team, working with other engineers to get the best out of the team, allowing everyone to contribute. You will be an excellent communicator both internally within your project, as well as externally to senior customer stakeholders to facilitate decision making and co-ordinate design activities with related teams. This role requires international travel, potentially for up to several months at a time.

What you’ll be doing

  • Designing the solution architecture
  • Requirements decomposition and working with the team leaders to determine reuse of subsystems and code from other product capability areas
  • Interfacing with the existing programme/project/product teams to ensure that any development work is aligned to the product and project objectives and deliver to time, resource and performance parameters.
  • Ensuring that all sizing, performance and throughput calculations are completed, documented and maintained.
  • Conducting network discovery to determine the actual traffic makeup and routing and highlighting anything that is outside of the requirements and design constraints.
  • Integrating the mid-space solution into the wider system architecture
  • Delivering a coherent and integrated solution in line with the requirements.
  • Run support and attend all appropriate workshops and meetings.
  • Managing requirement baselines and changes to the baseline.
  • Managing and delivering the design of the solution
  • Managing the development of the solution across all the development teams
  • Managing the release of the solution into live service and ensuring a seamless handover to the transition director.
  • Ensuring that the as built implementation is documented and handed over.
  • Managing and mitigating technical risk
  • Managing the engineering teams
  • Stakeholder management as it pertains to solution
  • Delivering to time, cost, contingency and performance requirements as effectively and efficiently as possible.
  • Integrating with the Engineering pillar to ensure that all work in aligned to the appropriate Quality and Engineering standards.
  • Adherence to the with the Engineering Management Plan and specifically in meeting the solution requirements of the project and adhering to Engineering policies and mandates and reporting progress through engineering metrics..
  • The development of the business processes associated with the operation of Mid-space being delivered.
  • Ensuring all dependencies identified are included in the schedule and that all assumptions are validated and accepted by the responsible party.

What we’re looking for

The ideal candidate for this role will have solution engineering experience in a high-performance secure environment from requirements and the full software lifecycle through to acceptance. Experience designing innovative solutions to meet challenging requirements where reference designs are not sufficient. We will be delivering a highly complex world leading capability that requires highly skilled motivated and enthusiastic individuals to ensure successful delivery.

Essential skill and experience

  • Significant experience within an operational IT environment
  • Extensive experience working in telecommunications
  • Extensive experience working with telecoms data acquisition and how to extract metadata from bulk CSP traffic
  • Designing and specifying systems for automated deployment
  • Experience designing, solving and implementing complex network and data analysis problems
  • Experience working in software development projects
  • Experience working as an engineering manager leading and managing engineering and development teams
  • Experience working in agile development
  • Leading teams developing C++, Java software
  • Extensive experience managing diverse stakeholders
  • Significant experience in requirements management, requirements analysis and decomposition
  • Significant experience in Systems design
  • Through life engineering of complex IT solutions covering applications and operational aspects
  • Ability to analyse and understand existing designs and requirements
  • Experience of interacting and presenting to both internal and external stakeholders to understand, influence and shape requirements and solution approaches
  • Experience in the complete development lifecycle using a range of methodologies
  • Extensive experience in designing and deploying cyber threat detection systems

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Ability to run a team and mentor team members

How we will support you

  • Work-life balance is important; you’ll get 25 days holiday a year and, via our flexible benefits package the option to buy/sell and carry over from the year before
  • Our flexible benefits package includes; private medical and dental insurance, a competitive pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, taste cards and more
  • You’ll have a dedicated Career Manager to help you develop your career and guide you on your journey through BAE
  • You’ll be part of our bonus scheme
  • You are welcome to join any/all of our Diversity and Support groups. These groups cover everything from gender diversity to mental health and wellbeing.

Life at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day. By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance wellbeing.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential.

About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.

Division overview: Government

At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Government contracts are an area we have many decades of experience in. Our Government business unit houses four of our critical client groups: UK National Security, Global National Security, defence and central government. Government and key infrastructure networks are critical targets to defend as the effects of these networks being breached can be devastating.

As a member of the Government business unit, you will defend the connected world and ensure the protection of nations. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.

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