FPGA Engineer – Wireless Products

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
UK, Europe & Africa
Posting live until
14 Dec 2023

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BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

Unleash Your Potential with BAE’s Wireless Products Team

Are you ready to take your engineering career to new heights? Look no further than the Wireless Team at BAE Digital Intelligence. Discover a world of unparalleled opportunities where innovation thrives.

Why Choose Us?

Join us on a journey of cutting-edge projects with rapid design cycles, where your creativity will flourish. You’ll be developing products for extreme operational environments from under water to outer space.

Witness your concepts come to life through the entire end-to-end engineering process. Brace yourself for technical challenges that demand your problem-solving prowess.

What Sets Us Apart?

Small Project Teams – Imagine solving problems from first principles and building solutions from the ground up. Experience the energy of a “start-up” atmosphere.

Flexible Career Pathways – We value potential as much as experience. Deepen your core expertise or diversify your skill set. We encourage and support your growth.

Modern Tech Stack – Solve complex challenges with leading-edge technology. Our broad tech stack ensures every day is a new adventure.

Autonomy -  Engineer with autonomy. Take ownership of projects and evolve as you contribute your expertise to deliverables.

A Team of Visionaries

Our Wireless Products Team comprises over 125 talented individuals and growing. Collaborate with professionals from diverse backgrounds, spanning engineering, physics, and mathematics. From industry veterans to rising stars, together we drive excellence.

Pioneering Expertise

The team has leading capabilities in Electronics Design, Signal Processing, FPGA’s, RF technologies, Software & Mathematical Modelling.

Variety of Work & Technical Challenges

Personal development opportunities ensure the Wireless Team score highly on retention rate.   It’s a really good environment for ambitious techies to flourish.

Essential Requirements for applicants

  • Experience designing Firmware that runs on FPGA’s / SoC’s (system on Chips);
  • Onsite Dedication:   Work onsite to immerse in our secure environment;
  • Security Clearance:  Qualify for full, unrestricted, UK Security Clearance;
  • You’ll need to be a UK National, either from birth, or naturalised as well as being a permanent UK Resident for the last 5 years.   Due to security clearance requirements for this position we are unable to consider dual nationals and non-UK nationals for this particular role.

Our Locations

The Wireless Product Team are spread across 3 sites,  Our Guildford employees team work from the BAE Digital Intelligence HQ and Labs which is based on the beautiful Surrey Research Park with lush green surroundings and lakes.  We have facilities in the modern Circle Square building in Central Manchester as well as Gloucester.

Due to the sensitive nature of our work please be aware that Wireless Products Team roles are full-time onsite roles working in secure environments.

Benefits & Policies

  • Flexible working patterns;
  • An assigned Career Manager to support your professional development;
  • Private Healthcare covering pre-existing conditions;
  • Personal development plan & annual salary reviews.

Additional Flexible Benefits

  • Matched contribution share save scheme;
  • Private Healthcare for partner & dependants;
  • Income protection;
  • Life assurance;
  • Life assurance for your spouse/partner;
  • Critical illness insurance;
  • Health assessments;
  • Buy & sell holiday allowances;
  • Dental insurance;
  • ‘My Car’ tax effective car leasing scheme.

The Wireless Products Team

The Wireless Products team works with the UK Government and its trusted partners to develop solutions which are deployed within challenging environments around the world.

The team is passionate about developing technology that helps protect people and keep society safe.

Inclusivity Matters:

BAE want to ensure 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 BAE Recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Life at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence 

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Digital 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. 

Division overview: Capabilities

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Digital Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.

As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours. 


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BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

Why work for us
BAE Systems Digital Intelligence plays a significant role in keeping our country safe and it’s something we’re extremely proud of. We’re a team who enjoy making “things” and understanding how technology works. We are a diverse group of experts who are working at the forefront of technology, exploring how we can solve some unique challenges in support of our customers and their critically important national security wor.

Training and development
We offer a blend of professional and technical training and learning on the job, while being supported by the very best in the industry to make sure you hit the ground running. We empower you to take responsibility, with the ability to work on cutting-edge, industry-leading technology projects, where you make a real difference. All of this is designed to complement your career development, fuel your ambition, and give depth to your training and career.

Whilst your career is your own, you will be encouraged and supported to attain industry recognized qualifications.

Graduate schemes
We run three graduate programmes; engineering, project management, and consulting.

  • Our engineering programmes require a 2.2 degree (some require 2.1) in a relevant tech/cyber or STEM subject
  • The project management and consulting programmes require a 2.2 degree from any discipline.

The graduate programmes are designed to give you ownership of your career aspirations, supported by training and practical experience to help you succeed. Initially, you will be part of our Future Talent Community and be assigned a career manager, who will support and guide you throughout your career with us. All of this is designed to complement your career development, fuel your ambition, and give depth to your training and career .

What we are looking for
We’re looking for people who are hungry for a technical challenge, want a noble and rewarding mission, enjoy making things or understanding how technology works, who want to develop their skills and enjoy solving complex problems. In particular, we’re looking for:

  • Graduates typically in the fields of cyber/tech/computer science, electrical and electronic engineering, physics, mathematics (we do offer consultancy graduate programmes, which are open to any discipline).
  • Software developers/engineers, electronic engineers, DSP engineers, FPGA developers, front-end developers, consultants.

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Several locations around the world

Number of employees

Positions recently recruited for
Software engineers/developers, electronic and electrical engineers, roles in digital signal processing FPGA, computer vision scientist. We are looking to significantly expand our wireless and cross domain capabilities. Roles recently fulfilled are our wireless product engineer (physics, maths, compsci and EEE) and engineering and physics graduate roles

Desired degree disciplines/class
The majority of our graduate programmes will accept a 2.2 degree in a relevant tech/cyber or STEM subject. Some roles require 2.1 in physics, mathematics, computer science, electronic and electrical engineers or 2+ years industry experience as one of digital signal processing FPGA developer, software developer, front-end developer or electronic engineer

Eligible to work in the UK

How to apply
Apply online at https://baesystems.com/apply

Closing date
All year round

E-mail lisa.archer@baesystems.com

Company info
+44 (0) 3301585268
Waterside House
170 Priestley Road
Surrey Research Park
United Kingdom

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