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Senior Systems Engineer Job at Bae systems

  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: SA-Edinburgh Parks
  • Date Advertised: 29-OCT-20
  • Job Reference: BAE/1491268
  • Job Title: Senior Systems Engineer
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  • Summary:

• This is a fantastic opportunity with a defined pathway to an engineering leadership role 

•We will provide the opportunity to work and learn in a Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) environment using a suite of tools including DOORS, Cameo and Confluence

• An unrestricted passion to develop our people and the flexibility and mobility to experience adjacent programs


Apply your talent where it counts as a Systems Engineer in our team at Edinburgh Parks, SA. This role also embraces the opportunity to work flexibly. 

Despite COVID-19, we have a strong pipeline of job opportunities and we are still hiring. We e continuing to provide the Australian Defence Force with what they need to help protect the nation. Many of our people are now safely working from home. Of course some roles cant be done from home and in those cases, were operating with an increased focus on health and safety on-site. Were finding new ways of working in response to COVID-19 and our workforce is still delivering the best capability for Australia.


About the Opportunity

The Surveillance team within the Jindalee over the Horizon Radar Network (JORN) is seeking an experienced Senior Systems Engineer to help appropriately reduce risk in a technology driven system definition and design phase.

We will provide the opportunity to work and learn in a Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) environment using a suite of tools including DOORS, Cameo and Confluence. You will work within an immediate team of 15 systems engineers, working closely with teams of other disciplines (Hardware, Software and integration).   


This opportunity will see you:

  • Deployed to critical Defence programs to supply requisite systems engineering rigour, best practice benchmarks and discipline leadership

  • Develop and manage system requirements and design including system and subsystem specifications, product breakdown structure, design documentation, component and interface specifications

  • Work within an immediate team of 15 systems engineers, working closely with teams of other disciplines

  • Support the Systems Engineering Team Lead in a variety of specific leadership tasks

  • Perform system engineering activities including requirements management, functional analysis, candidate solution development, system design, system analysis, integration, verification and validation, acceptance testing and certification

  • Embrace and champion the transition towards a Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methodology across the business

  • Participate in ensuring that designs meet all statutory and regulatory requirements

  • Perform analyses to define and characterise the system and its components

  • Utilise domain, discipline and systems engineering knowledge to enable, support and deliver products robustly, demonstrating they meet their requirements and are fit for purpose


About you

As an ideal applicant for this opportunity, youll have:

  • The ability to obtain or already hold an Australian Defence Clearance (Essential)

  • Experience in an ASDEFCON program would be advantageous

  • A University degree level engineering qualification preferably within a Systems, Electronics, Software, Mechatronics or Aerospace discipline

  • Demonstrated Systems Engineering Experience coupled with engineering experience in a relevant discipline

  • Strong communication skills and stakeholder management skills

  • This is a fantastic opportunity with a defined pathway to an engineering leadership role. 

  • Experience within JORN/OTHR or HF/radar type projects [Desirable but not essential] 

  • Experience with project planning including but not limited to activity, schedule and resource planning [Desirable but not essential] 

  • Experience with earned value and progress reporting [Desirable but not essential] 



Don meet every criteria listed above?  Dont worry. Providing you have the right foundational experience and qualifications, we encourage you to apply.  Whether it be for this role or another, your skills and competencies are of interest to us.


About us

BAE Systems advanced defence technology solutions protect people and national security, keeping critical information and infrastructure secure. For more than 65 years we have searched for new ways to provide our customers in Australia with a competitive edge across air, land, sea, cyber, space and electronic domains.

In terms of our culture, its safety focused and inclusive. For us that means ensuring that the voices and talents of our more than 4,100 employees are valued and that everyone has a sense of belonging. It also means providing a safe, family friendly, flexible and supportive place to work. Join us.



As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Further information regarding clearances is available at:

Applications should be addressed to:Greig Russell, Talent Acquisition specialist – Engineering and made online here.

Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are very welcome via email:


We welcome and strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and Veterans for these opportunities. An inclusive culture and an exciting, supportive career opportunity awaits. We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here:

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BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 88,200 people worldwide. Our wide-ranging products and services cover air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology, and support services.

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