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Principal Systems Engineer, London

Annual Salary:
Job REF: D1614
Published Date: 12-21-2018

My client delivers advanced research, development services and products and is a vendor neutral supplier, picking the most appropriate technologies to achieve the required performance and capabilities.


As the Principal Systems Engineer, you will:


  • Be crafting and building strategic system architecture roadmaps with senior partners, corralling support and backing for them.
  • Applying and adapting your system design skills to switch focus between specific areas of business challenge or opportunity, spanning a range of existing and emerging technologies including (but not limited to) applications, middleware, cloud computing, search, machine automation and analytics;
  • Understand & interpret business or technical requirements and translate these into defined system models;
  • Produce system designs from feasibility through to high level design


What else will your role look like:


  • Engaging with relevant partners to establish consensus on viability of solution options and the associated benefits and risks;
  • Seek to develop system solutions in alignment with the Enterprise Architecture and support a systems ongoing evolution;
  • Support the customer’s investment decision-making process in the context of implementing wider investment portfolio
  • To qualify for the role, you will have the following domain knowledge, technical and general competencies


What do we expect from you:


Domain knowledge:

  • Defense, National Security or Commercial domain knowledge


Technical competencies:

  • Business and systems analysis
  • Systems Verification and Validation
  • Architecture Options Assessment
  • Operational Analysis.
  • Understanding of architecture methodologies, standards, frameworks and tools (e.g. TOGAF, MODAF, UML, Zachman etc.);
  • Identification, mitigation planning and management of Engineering Risks;


General competencies:

  • Technical leadership and decision-making authority
  • Partner engagement, both internal and external
  • Passionate about delivering business value through creative application of technology;
  • Ability to tackle problems and define solutions from a commercial perspective; flexibility in approach and attitude;
  • Willingness to learn and adapt quickly with the ability to work independently and under pressure, whilst prioritising the work effectively;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication;
  • A proven desire to seek out and exploit new technology in IT;
  • Ability to assimilate and retain knowledge quickly;
  • Able to influence and be a part of the key decision-making process; and
  • Ability to articulate and interpret technical language to non-technical individuals




We would like a degree qualification (2.1 or above) in a related subject or have the equivalent in a relevant engineering, scientific or technical-based discipline.

Due to the nature of this position, you will ideally hold security clearance and be willing to undergo, and eligible to achieve DV clearance. As a result, you will need to be a British Citizen, have resided in the UK for the last 10 years.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including bonus scheme, private medical insurance and pension, along with a whole host of flexible benefits to include childcare vouchers, travel insurance and dental care.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion. Our working environment is friendly, innovative and inclusive. We can accommodate flexible working arrangements, and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs.


If this is of interest or you would like more information, then please get in touch and either call Debs at Dome Recruitment on 0208 246 660 76 or email her at