Junior Systems Engineer – Security

Bristol, United Kingdom (UK), Boeing UK [00000186633]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology Space Systems Engineering
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About this job

BDUK is a subsidiary of the Boeing Company and currently employs over 1,300 people in the UK. BDUK is responsible for delivering several exciting contracts to our UK defence customers including Through Life Support for a variety of aircraft, Logistic Information Services, Training Programmes and C4ISR services.

We are looking for a Junior Systems Engineer with an interest in cyber and security design engineering, who likes being challenged and solving wicked complex problems, to join our rapidly expanding team. You don’t need to be a security Subject Matter Expert (SME) just yet (we aim to develop you into one) but you do need to have a technical interest in learning about security aspects of system solutions.

As part of the engineering function, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of programmes and business development opportunities and contribute to engineering excellence across the company.

The successful candidate for this position will be responsible to the Boeing Defence UK Systems Engineering Manager, Chief Programme Engineering or Lead Engineer for supporting the design of systems solutions, providing technical input for all aspects of projects, including design and system integration and providing support in order to facilitate the delivery of projects within time and budget, and maintain customer satisfaction.

The role is fundamental in translating customer needs/requirements into appropriate solutions. It requires the successful candidate to work in multidisciplinary teams to generate proposals and develop solutions.

Responsibilities include working collaboratively as part of an integrated Boeing and supplier team, working autonomously and as part of various teams and may involve the specification and procurement of materials for projects in order to meet project delivery timescales.

The successful candidate will also assess customer technical requirements, apply engineering best practices and processes and support continuous improvement.


  • Support towards the design and definition of the security aspects of solutions.
  • Requirements capture and detailed design of the security enforcing subsystems and components in accordance with the customer requirements.
  • Supporting the specification of the solution to meet the allocated requirements.
  • Liaising with suppliers via Supply Chain Management to identify the best-fit components for the solution using trade-studies where applicable.
  • Supporting any related in-house software development and integration required.
  • Managing interfaces provided to other elements of the system.
  • Documenting the solution design in the Solution Architecture Design document and other key documents encompassing the technical baseline.
  • Ensuring the allocated sub-system is documented for input to end-user training and technical publications.
  • Liaising closely with other Security SMEs to ensure the solution meets the applicable security requirements and standards and is accreditable.
  • Attending Customer and internal Security Working Groups to progress the security subsystem specification, implementation and acceptance.


Experience in some of the following is beneficial:

  • System Design including: Architectural design, Functional analysis, Interface Management, Maintaining Design Integrity, Modelling and Simulation, Solution Trade-Offs, Integration & Test, Verification, Validation and Transition to Operation.
  • The application of the fundamental concepts of systems thinking to systems engineering. These include: understanding what a system is; its context within its environment; its boundaries and interfaces; its lifecycle and an appreciation of the role the system plays in the super system of which it is a part.
  • The delivery of Information Security focussed tasks or projects.
  • The application of security principles to common Engineering, Development & Integration methodologies (Security application within the V model, Incorporating Security Best Practices within Agile, DevSecOps).
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite, IBM DOORS, Enterprise Architect Suite.
  • Experience of working within the UK Government Sector, or awareness of security & engineering principles from HM Government.

An aptitude and willingness to learn about & develop Security & Systems Engineering expertise is essential. Professional Qualifications such as BCS Foundation Certificate in IS/CompTIA Security +/SSCP, whilst not essential, would demonstrate familiarity with the domain area.

A Degree level qualification (or equivalent experience) in Systems Engineering or a related engineering field is preferred with experience in the development of complex systems and Systems of Systems.  A degree that included a focus on InfoSec or some InfoSec related modules would be ideal (but not essential). Systems engineering experience relating to Cross-domain / secure communications systems, Synthetic Training Systems, autonomous systems or C4ISR is desirable.

All information provided will be checked and may be verified.

Important information regarding this requisition: This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. CANDIDATES MUST HAVE CURRENT LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK IMMEDIATELY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. BOEING WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN IMMIGRATION AND LABOR SPONSORSHIP FOR ANY APPLICANTS. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level and are not part of Boeing U.S. based payroll.

PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate will be expected to undergo a SECURITY CHECK/CLEARANCE.

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