Systems Engineer - Test & Integration

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  • Location:

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    ICT, Networking

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  • Salary:

    £35000 - £55000 per annum + + excellent bens.

  • Contact:

    Sam Bason

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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Systems Engineer - Test & Integration

  • Systems Engineer; Trials; Testing; Integration; Data Analysis

  • Defence; Maritime; MOD; Network Infrastructure; Complex Systems

  • Portsmouth (Hybrid working model)

  • £35,000 - £55,000 + excellent bens.

Are you an Engineer that enjoys a challenge? Are you experienced in working with complex systems or large-scale networked infrastructure? Do you enjoy work with a variety and series of differing assignments? If all of the above sounds like you, then we may have just the role.

This role will provide you with the chance to operate out of a unique facility, working across multiple complex systems on a range of different OEM equipment. You will be carrying out various testing and trialling to ensure a high level of design assurance and functional integration. This work supports the Royal Navy in ensuring the level of potential faults is as low as reasonably practical. This is a great opportunity to work on the most cutting-edge equipment entering the fleet.

As a Systems Engineer, you will support the provision of independent engineering advice for the Systems Integration Authority. The role is dynamic and tasking is driven by the embedded customer to meet the demands and operational requirements of the Royal Navy. This technical advice as a trusted Systems Engineer, allows the Integration Authority to make statements about the safe integration of Systems capability onto Royal Navy Ships

Your main responsibilities as a Systems Engineer - Complex Systems will involve:

  • Participating in the trials, testing and integration activities of complex systems

  • Post analysis of data

  • Production of assurance reports and/or technical notes that provides supporting evidence to the customer for the issuing of clearance of equipment to be put on our end platforms

  • On a task by task basis you will be nominated as the task lead, you will coordinate several other engineers to ensure that the task is completed to the estimate and in a timely manner and the output meets expectations

  • Participating in meetings, reviews and workshops as required by the Customer and external stakeholders

  • Communicating in verbal and written format tailored to the audience

Your skills and qualifications:


  • Experience of complex Systems Engineering (understanding of the system of systems approach)

  • Experience with testing, commissioning and the acceptance process

  • Experience of Integration Testing (Bottom-up, Top-down or Sandwich)

  • Understanding of the interaction of equipment in a complex systems environment.

  • Demonstrable ability in investigative fault-finding


  • Experience of virtualisation approaches and technologies (VMs, Virtual Memory, VDI, Virtual applications, etc.)

  • Knowledge of Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Model framework

  • Exposure to network architecture in a virtual or traditional environment (working within, not designing)

  • Experienced stakeholder management skills

  • Exposure to the VMware product range (vSphere, Tanzu, vSAN, vCenter Server, vRealize, etc.)