Senior Systems Engineer (Sensor Systems)

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    Luton, Bedfordshire

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    £40 - £45 per hour

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    Harry Garvin

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    about 2 years ago

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Senior Systems Engineer (Sensor Systems - Architectures and Requirements)

Location: Luton

Rate: £45ph

Type: Contract

A global aerospace and defence organisation are seeking a Senior Systems Engineer with experience of creating and developing system architectures and requirements, to apply their knowledge to the development of a world-leading multispectral integrated sensing suite for a next-generation combat aircraft.

Responsibilities - Senior Systems Engineer

  • Development of architectures and control mechanisms for sensor management and sensor data exploitation.

  • Perform analysis and modelling to demonstrate the effectiveness of architectures and control mechanisms.

  • Liaise with sensors and communications technical specialist teams to:

  • Define requirements and architectures for the integrated sensing suite.

  • Design control mechanisms for elements of the integrated sensing suite.

  • Develop and challenge system modelling and analysis approaches.

  • Produce system-level requirements, architectures and interface definitions, utilising SysML (Systems Modelling Language).

Skills and Qualifications - Senior Systems Engineer

  • Significant experience working with high-performance RF / EO / IR sensor systems.

  • Familiar with use of SysML modelling tools

  • Strong proficiency in architecture and requirements generation and management.

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

  • Experienced in interface definition activities for complex systems.

  • Ability to lead work packages, assuming ownership and responsibility for deliverables in accordance with project plans and guidelines.

  • Experience in developing team members, with regards to systems architecture / engineering skills and techniques.

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

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience of delivery to a variety of internal and external stakeholders of varying seniorities.

  • Undergraduate Engineering degree or related scientific discipline.

Good but not essential:

  • In-depth knowledge of passive and active RF sensor systems, including signal processing methods for detection, measurement, identification, and countermeasure.

  • Demonstrable knowledge of Radar, EO/IR and/or EW technology, performance, operational capabilities, and operational (mission) use.

  • Proficiency in engineering / mathematical modelling using MATLAB and Simulink

  • Engineering Chartership (or a member of a professional engineering organisation).

  • Experience in hardware / firmware / software development for product delivery.

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