Principal Systems Engineer

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    Edinburgh, Scotland

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    £42000 - £59600 per annum + Excellent

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    Harry Garvin

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    about 2 years ago

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Principal Systems Engineer

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: £42,000 - £59,600

A global aerospace and defence organisation specialising in defence electronics and the delivery of mission critical systems for situational awareness, electronic warfare and surveillance across land, sea and air.

This role involves the systems analysis of trials data for a radar development program. The role offers the opportunity to build a broad, system-wide base of knowledge and understanding of a cutting edge AESA Radar System. The work will span the radar lifecycle with elements of design and modelling, specification, integration, test and verification.

Responsibilities - Principal Systems Engineer

  • The analysis of recorded trials data recorded from roof lab and flight trials to evaluate and develop a cutting edge AESA radar system. This will be achieved using both bespoke analysis tools for general work and MATLAB for focussed tasks.

  • To report on analysis results, e.g. performance achieved, problems found.

  • To investigate problems and generate solutions. This is a challenging task due to the complexity of the radar. This will involve modelling (MATLAB) and working closely with a range of multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Development of analysis toolsets & data visualisation/report generators.

  • To work closely with Raven systems and software teams to integrate changes. This may be at the level of generating test vectors for testing local software changes and at higher level supporting roof lab testing of the radar system.

  • To review system requirements and define changes to address problems and develop the radar. This is done through the use of various requirements management and configuration control tools (e.g. DOORS, Dimensions, and Teamcentre).

  • To contribute to the verification of the developing radar system.

  • The leveraging of big data analytics and, potentially, machine learning techniques

  • Customer interactions. building relationships with customer-side engineers, reporting analysis results and conclusions to the customer, typically during visits to customer's site or in periodic joint customer-supplier meetings.

  • Mentoring junior engineers.

  • Supporting process improvements both acting as a source of improvement ideas that challenge the status quo and by embracing new ways of working.

  • In this role the successful candidate will be required to liaise with engineering staff from a variety of engineering disciplines and to take full ownership of allocated tasks and deliver high quality work products within defined cost and schedule limits.

Skills and Qualifications - Principal Systems Engineer

  • You will be degree qualified in an appropriate numerate discipline and demonstrate exceptional team working and interpersonal skills. The candidate should be experienced in using standard office software tools such as Word or Excel, as well as having experience of modelling tools such as MATLAB. An appreciation of requirements and configuration management tools is desirable (DOORS, Dimensions).

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