Principal Virtualisation Engineer

  • Job Reference: 75798
  • Date Posted: 4 February 2021
  • Employer: BAE Systems
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  • Location: New Malden, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Government & Defence, I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Principal Virtualisation Engineer

Would you like to play a key role developing a console solution based on COTS technology, with the ability to deploy technical solution for Royal Navy platform? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Virtualisation Console Engineer at our site in New Malden or Portsmouth

As a Principal Virtualisation Console Engineer, you will be undertaking a defined role within SI (Shared Infrastructure) related, systems engineering activities in line with all relevant processes and quality requirements under the direction of the Common Console Team Leader and Common Console Technical Authority.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to see the design and development of a system through to deployment on board a Royal Navy platform. This role also gives you the ability to work on multiple projects and be a part of the project that spans the whole engineering lifecycle.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Virtualisation Console Engineer will involve:

Carrying out complex technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options, and prepare reports with suggested recommendations to support the resolution of problems and the improvement of engineering capability

Carrying out investigations and taking ownership of operational problems or development and developing and preparing solutions, individually or as a member of the project team

Preparing specifications, developing designs in line with specifications and all quality and technical standards, and carrying out design appraisals in assigned areas to ensure all standards are maintained

Participating fully in capturing requirements, designing, implementing and testing software for the Shared Infrastructure system with particular focus on the Common Console aspects

Acting as the main point of contact with customers and/or suppliers in assigned areas on specific engineering matters, to resolve relatively complex problems and issues and to maintain awareness in both parties of priorities and objectives.

Your skills and qualifications:


Experienced Systems Engineer who has used the following technologies:

VMware, VMWare Horizon Views, vGPU & PCoIP

Experience of working within a system development environment (Project work)

Experience working within a multi-project environment with ability to interface with multiple teams and to organise your work with multiple project demands

Experience of capturing system design in a formal documentation set


Exposure to the following technologies is desirable: VNC, RDP, Powershell Scripting and Automation

Experience of mentoring and guiding others from a technology standpoint

Experience of the complete development lifecycle - from requirements and design through to implementation and test

What we're looking for in you:

You will have experience working within continuously improves standards of excellence in drive and commitment. You will be a highly motivated individual with a strong desire to succeed despite setbacks, you will have strong communication skills with the ability to demonstrate good customer focus through understanding of needs and programme drivers.

Location: New Malden or Portsmouth

Salary: Competitive

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, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts.

BAE Systems

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.

Maritime Naval Ships

We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That's work that inspires us. That's BAE Systems.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. 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. We offer the flexibility you need to do what's important to you, whether that's 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. Talk to us about Smart Working.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.