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Mission Systems Engineer

  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: Up to £79.17 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 1 day ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace, Engineering
  • Contact: Chris Hill
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Client: BAE Systems
  • Expiry Date: 23 July 2024
  • Job Ref: 81972JS_1718098391

Mission Systems Engineers
Initial 12 Month Contract
£79.17 per hour (Inside IR35)

A global leader in aerospace and defense technology, providing innovative solutions to meet the complex challenges of our customers worldwide. Their mission is to deliver advanced capabilities in areas such as missile defense, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and cyber security.

Seeking talented and experienced Mission Systems Engineer to join their dynamic teams. As a Mission Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for the design, development, integration, and testing of mission-critical systems for defense and intelligence applications. You will work on a variety of projects, collaborating with cross-functional teams to deliver cutting-edge solutions that meet customers' mission requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and integrate mission systems, including sensors, communication systems, and software applications, to support defense and intelligence missions.
  • Define system requirements, architecture, and interfaces based on customer needs and operational objectives.
  • Conduct system analysis, modeling, and simulation to assess performance, interoperability, and mission effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with hardware and software engineers, systems architects, and subject matter experts to ensure the successful integration of mission systems into larger platforms or networks.
  • Develop test plans, procedures, and protocols to verify and validate the performance and functionality of mission systems under various operating conditions.
  • Support system integration, troubleshooting, and field testing activities to identify and resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to junior engineers and project teams as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Proven experience (5+ years) in the design, development, and integration of mission systems for aerospace, defense, or intelligence applications.
  • Strong knowledge of sensor technologies, communication protocols, and software-defined systems.
  • Experience with system engineering tools and methodologies, such as requirements management, architecture design, and system integration.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to think critically and creatively in complex technical environments.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and present technical information to stakeholders.
  • Eligibility for security clearance.

Due to the nature of this role you will need to have excellent team skills, be self-motivated, fast-learning and have the ability to prioritise and manage your own work with minimal guidance.

Please be aware you will 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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.