Red Ochre Autonomy and Sensors is BAE Systems Australia’s hub for collaboration with industry, Defence and academia to develop new, world leading sovereign disruptive technologies to meet the future requirements of the Australian Defence Force.

The Red Ochre Autonomy and Sensors identity unites our technical experts who work across different states, sites and projects, but collectively are deeply committed to delivering world-leading strategic technology advancement.

Therefore we’re looking for engineers who can:

  • Confidently deal with ambiguity as we explore new ideas
  • Collaborate, leveraging experience from others and digest insights from multiple perspectives
  • Push the boundaries and try new things, even if there is a risk of failure.

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Key projects

At the heart of Red Ochre Autonomy and Sensors will be Australian air, land and sea and cyber technologies focused on:

  • Autonomous systems
  • Hypersonics
  • High Frequency Systems
  • Electronic warfare
  • Anti-Submarine Warfare capabilities through the Hunter Class Frigate program.

Explore our Red Ochre Autonomy and Sensors projects today.

The specifics

While headquartered in Victoria, Red Ochre Autonomy and Sensors links research and development projects across BAE Systems’ Australian sites therefore opportunities are available nationally.


As part of Red Ochre Autonomy and Sensors at BAE Systems you’ll enjoy diverse, challenging and exciting work as well as benefits including but not limited to flexible working conditions, a strong safety culture and support for your development.

Join our team

Red Ochre Autonomy and Sensors brings together our most talented engineers across Australia to pioneer advanced technology and future-altering solutions. If you’re ready to take the next step in your career, find your next opportunity at Red Ochre Autonomy and Sensors.


People are the priority at BAE Systems and as a team, we pride ourselves on being an equal opportunity employer of choice.

We are committed to environmental zero harm and the safety and well-being of our colleagues. We thrive in a culture that fosters diversity and inclusivity where people lead by example. We also enjoy flexible working practices that allow us to work in a way that suits us best. This flexibility isn't for the few at BAE Systems; it is something we all enjoy.

We seek out and support development to ensure that employees can reach their full potential and we recognise them for the achievements they make and the effort they contribute..

People at BAE Systems work with a sense of pride and purpose, uphold a strong set of values and know, that together, we make a difference.

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