Hardware Electronics Engineer

Employer
BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Location
Gloucester, UK
Salary
Unspecified
Closing date
13 Oct 2022

Job Details

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.

Launched in 2022, Digital Intelligence is part of BAE Systems, and has a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses around the world from advanced threats.

The Cross-Domain team deliver high performance appliances for the Defensive Cyber market. We develop from a blank sheet with security as a primary consideration, designing the whole appliance from high performance C++, embedded software, FPGA firmware (VHDL), custom PCBs, power distribution, and thermal management. All of which has to deliver a reliable, supportable, and maintainable capability for our customers.

What you will be doing (role duties and responsibilities)

You will work with a team of highly-skilled engineers from a range of backgrounds and contributing the design and implementation of electronics systems. We design and deliver high-performance systems, generating interesting and complex electronics design challenges. Depending on your experience level, you might use your skills and experience to lead teams of engineers to design, implement and deliver electronic systems. Or, as an early-years professional, you might develop your electronics skills as part of a dynamic and skilled engineering team, working towards taking on ever-greater project responsibility.

We’d like to hear from people who have experience in some or all of the following areas:

  • High speed digital and support logic PCB design: We develop a wide range of boards supporting high bandwidth network traffic processing. The designs include the latest generation of FPGAs, power distribution and system monitoring.
  • FPGA Integration:  Our PCBs host multiple FPGAs supporting the latest memory technologies and high speed networking interfaces.
  • Mechanical and system integration: We design enclosures to incorporate our PCBs and other subsystems. The designs have to be easily assembled and provide for cooling and protection in challenging environments. This work often involves environmental and compliance testing.
  • Systems: Our solutions comprise of a blend of hardware, firmware (FPGA) and software. Early in the development lifecycle you will be involved in the design activity responsible for partitioning the functionality in to these domains taking into account the system requirements and constraints.

What we are looking for (skills and experience)

We are looking for ambitious, high-calibre people with the following characteristics:

Essential:

  • Highly motivated with a strong academic background, typically in Electronics; or significant relevant experience.
  • A keen interest in the cyber or defence sector and awareness of latest industry developments.
  • Understanding of the principles of practical electronics and PCB circuit design and layout.
  • Ability to fault find and debug problems in a logical and thorough manner.
  • Competent in the use of laboratory measurement equipment.
  • Comfortable working on multiple projects at the same time and in a dynamic environment where deadlines and priorities are changeable.
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary development teams in a project-based environment.
  • Good inter-personal skills; able to work well in a dynamic, collaborative team.

Desirable:

  • Understanding of the principles of mechanical design. Experience with 3D CAD would be an advantage, but is not essential.
  • Experience in the use of software and FPGA development tools and environments, e.g. Python, C/C++, Linux, particularly as needed to support hardware test and debug.
  • Experience of FPGA or software development.
  • Experience of designing products for real world use outside a lab.
  • Experience of designing products for environmental and compliance testing and knowledge of the relevant standards.
  • Experience of test and trials and acceptance testing activities.

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
  • Don’t know a particular technology? Your learning and development is key to your future career
  • 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.

Security Clearance

Only those with the permanent and unrestricted right to live and work in the UK will be considered for a position within BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Due to the nature of our work, successful candidates for this role will be required to go through Government SC clearance prior to starting with us. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance

Life at BAE Systems Digital 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 well-being.

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. 

About BAE Systems Digital Intelligence

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.

Launched in 2022, Digital Intelligence is part of BAE Systems, and has a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses around the world from advanced threats.

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. 

Company

BAE profile imageBAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4800 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 is something that 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 work.

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. While 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 also offer consultancy graduate programmes, which are open to any discipline)
  • Software developers/engineers, electronic engineers, DSP engineers, FPGA developers, front-end developers, consultants etc.

Locations
Our clients span multiple technologies, platforms and media across the globe. With office locations around the world – there's probably an office near you

Number of employees
BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4800

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 degree grade of 2.2 in a relevant tech/cyber or STEM subject. Also 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

Pre-requisites
Eligible to work in the UK

How to apply
www.baesystems.com/en/cybersecurity/careers

Closing date
All year round

Contact
Tel +44 (0)3301585268
E-mail harry.evans@baesystems.com
www.baesystems.com/en/cybersecurity

Find Us
Website
Telephone
+44 (0) 3301585268
Location
Waterside House
170 Priestley Road
Surrey Research Park
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7RQ
United Kingdom

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