Principal Systems Engineer - Mathematical Radar System Models

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    Luton, Bedfordshire

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    £45 - £55 per hour

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    Harry Garvin

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    about 1 year ago

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Principal Systems Engineer - Mathematical Radar System Models

Contract role

Rate: up to £55ph

A global aerospace and defence organisation specialising in complex systems within the defence industry are seeking a Principal Systems Engineer within the Combat Air business group focusing on the development model of a real-world avionic receiver / transmitter system.

This model will subsequently integrate with similar models developed by parallel teams, with the aim of modelling and analysing proposed enhancements to the interactions within the overall system. The developed model will become a long-term capability for the ongoing development of the systems and subsystems on the host aircraft.

You will be talented in systems engineering and developing system models, and also familiar with working on large and complex systems within the defence industry with a mindset towards system-of-system design and development.

The Principal Systems Engineer will have extensive experience mathematical- and physics-based modelling and model-based design / development, for conceptual system design of engineering solutions / products.

The role will require strong technical and stakeholder management abilities with which to identify and manage a broad range of stakeholder needs that will inform system requirements, architectures, and design, to ensure the delivery of fully compliant solutions to our customer.

Responsibilities - Principal Systems Engineer - Mathematical Radar System Models

  • Development of mathematical- and physics-based models to support concepts development, trade-off studies, and inform design considerations.

  • Develop models utilising Matlab and Simulink.

  • Understand and interpret user needs / requirements in order to influence and define the model requirements and design, liaising with system technical specialist teams.

  • Perform systems functional analysis to model the architecture of complex multi-sensor systems of systems.

  • Assess model design compliance against user and system requirements, alongside key performance parameters.

  • Identify performance improvements and propose candidate solutions and implementation methods.

  • Develop reports and presentations for delivery to customers & industry partners.

  • Travel within the UK to meet with our customers and industry partners.

Skills and qualifications - Principal Systems Engineer - Mathematical Radar System Models

  • Highly experienced with maths- and physics-based modelling and the use of industry-standard toolsets (e.g. MATLAB and Simulink).

  • Experience of modelling electronic RF/EO/IR sensor systems.

  • Experience of modelling complex technology systems in a system-of-systems context.

  • Proficiency in requirements management methods and toolsets.

  • Strong analytical ability, e.g. to support of trade-off studies (functionality, performance, technology, etc.) to inform designs and operational capabilities.

  • Experience of working in the defence (ideally airborne) sector

  • Experience of developing performance and operational capabilities for defence systems.

  • Self-motivated with a strong aptitude for problem-solving and decision-making within projects involving design complexity and uncertainty.

  • Excellent communication and collaborations skills across internal / external stakeholders at varying levels, including industry partners.

  • Excellent written and verbal presentation ability.

It would be nice if you had:

  • Experience of virtual and constructive simulations to support software and hardware integration and test.

  • Experience of technology demonstrator programmes.

  • Knowledge of system processes, performance, and operational capabilities for airborne Electronic Warfare systems (e.g. DAS, Radar, EO / IR, Communications).

  • Understanding of critical enabling technologies for a multirole future combat air system.