Systems Engineer - Defence Technology

Expiring today

17 Mar 2021
14 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Draken Europe are recruiting for a Systems Engineer - Defence Technology to work on a broad range of technology projects ranging from dealing with obsolescent sub systems to implementing state of the art new systems. We work with UK and allied air forces and navies to provide a series of airborne training effects based around a core electronic warfare suite of capabilities. Investment in cloud services and new technology is opening opportunities to show leadership in injecting virtual and constructive (LVC) effects. This purpose of this role is to exploit those opportunities.

The position is based at our Bournemouth Airport site and requires minimal travel. The position could suit a candidate coming off a graduate/ apprenticeship scheme or early-mid career level as a Systems Engineer.

As a Systems Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

* Essential

* Early career level experience in virtual or constructive technologies, preferably applied to a collective training or operating environment in a military or secure context.

* Knowledge and experience in capability technology demonstrators, bringing together off the shelf technology from suppliers and partners to provide enhanced user outcomes

* Demonstrable experience in creating novel solutions and designs

* Foundation level understanding of UK MOD IT security standards, processes and departments

* Foundation understanding of interfacing standards and protocols for LVC systems

* Desirable (any from)

* Experience of working to the Systems Engineering V Model lifecycle

* Air and/or Maritime Mission Systems

* Mission planning, briefing and debriefing tools and systems

* Air Combat Manoeuvrability Instrumentation

* Electronic warfare including jamming, spoofing, threat injection

* LOS and BLOS communications data links

As a Systems Engineer your main responsibilities will involve:

* Systems level specification, design and acceptance of future systems (including but not limited to LVC Capability)

* Architect and deliver technology capability demonstrations for application into Airborne Operational Readiness Training Portfolio

* Technology watch - keeping abreast of market trends and supplier offerings

* Systems level design and realisation of air and ground based synthetic injection technology demonstration

* Broaden RF experience in the team through coaching and mentoring

* Defining technology solutions as required

* Create opportunities for experimentation/demonstration through liaison with potential suppliers in conjunction with programme/commercial team

* Generate system architectures

* Generate experimental/demonstration system designs that comply with safety and security requirements

* Decompose system requirements into sub-system and component level requirements, allocate to appropriate supplier or internal discipline, generate/review written specifications

* Generate system block diagrams, interconnection drawings (ICDs), and assembly outline drawings

* Produce work and material estimates in support of proposals

* Perform work planning, budget/schedule management, and identify technical deliverables for System Engineering section of proposals

* Participate in Government/Industry sponsored activities; industry-days, CONOP exercises, technical interchanges

* Identify and manage project risks

* Demonstrate ability to identify best-of-breed capabilities which could potentially deliver value to the end user

Draken Europe

Protecting borders, saving lives and enhancing the effectiveness of defence personnel.

We combine state-of-the-art technology with complex air platforms to deliver customised airborne surveillance, operational readiness training and search and rescue services.

Our end-to-end capabilities benefit government and military customers with responsive and cost-effective turn-key solutions for optimal mission performance

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