Principal Systems Engineer - EW Digital Receiver System Design

Principal Systems Engineer - EW Digital Receiver System Design

  • Developing system requirements and design concepts for advanced digital RF systems

  • Systems Engineering, RF, digital, FPGA, DSP, embedded software systems, Matlab, Simulink, DOORS

  • £50ph ltd

  • 6 months minimum

  • Luton

A fantastic opportunity to contribute to the development of market-leading product development, providing advanced capability and protection to UK platforms. You will apply and develop your knowledge of systems engineering in a fast-paced and dynamic agile development team, working with subject-matter experts with extensive and detailed knowledge of the EW domain, technology, performance, and operational capabilities.

You will have extensive experience of

  • Full lifecycle systems engineering, with a key focus on creating multi-level requirements and developing effective verification and validation plans

  • Developing system-level design concepts and working alongside implementation teams to realise effective design solutions

  • Strong aptitude for problem solving, as well as managing potentially conflicting inputs from multiple stakeholder groups.

What you will do

  • Define system requirements and influence architectures for an advanced digital receiver system.

  • Work closely with RF and digital design specialist teams to inform system design concepts.

  • Develop digital receiver system design concepts and perform analyses of candidate solutions.

  • Use modelling to evaluate concept designs, perform trade-off studies, and evaluate results.

  • Present key findings and recommendations to stakeholder groups.

  • Develop detailed system and subsystem specifications to inform / guide implementation teams.

  • Develop integration and test plans / procedures to assess system design compliance.

  • Perform system verification to evaluate system performance within synthetic and live environments.

  • Produce evidence to demonstrate system compliance with design and requirements specifications.

  • Attend technical meetings and workshops with customers and industry partners.

What we're looking for

  • Experience with digital receivers and/or software defined radios.

  • Knowledge of (some/all): RF, digital, FPGA, DSP, embedded software systems.

  • Experience in the use of mathematical modelling tools (e.g. MATLAB and Simulink).

  • High proficiency in requirements generation and management using IBM DOORS.

  • Skilled in writing and interpreting requirements specifications and designing test procedures.

  • Good understanding of design compliance and acceptance criteria relating to requirements and architecture sign-off at varying stages of maturity.

  • Strong understanding of systems engineering principles across the development lifecycle.

  • Awareness of agile development methodologies - Self-motivated with an aptitude for problem solving and driving difficult issues to conclusion.

  • Ability to cope with a high degree of design complexity and significant levels of uncertainty.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication / collaboration skills.

  • Experience of working with a variety of internal and external stakeholders of varying seniorities.

It would be nice if you had:

  • Knowledge of model-based design and auto-coding from models.

  • Proficiency with SysML modelling tools (e.g. Cameo Systems Modeler, MagicDraw).

  • Experience working with configuration management tools (e.g. Azure, Git).

  • Understanding of passive / active EW surveillance and detection systems, including methods for detection, measurement, and identification.

Apply now to start your application!