Systems Engineer - Tactical Data Links - Requirements - Defence

20 Sep 2019
18 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, a global defence and aerospace organisation have a long and proud heritage in the development, manufacture upgrade and support of world-leading combat and fast jet trainer aircraft.

As a Systems Engineer in our Tactical Datalinks (TDL) product area you will report to the Lead Engineer and Project Design Authority, and will be responsible to estimate and plan development activities, design technical solutions, procure and implement hardware/software, and test the resulting systems. You will also be required to help in diagnosing and solving customer reported issues with in-service equipment.

There is a vacancy for a TDL Systems Engineer at our site in Yeovil, Somerset.

We are looking for people who can be independent, accountable and are output driven. You will need to be flexible and mobile to meet changing business and customer demands, be willing to share best practice and engage in the future of our business. You will be open to new ideas, new approaches and willing to adapt in a fast-paced technology driven company.

What you will be doing

As a TDL Systems Engineer your responsibilities will include:

Development and implementation of technical solutions that meet the customer requirements
Provision of realistic estimates for specified activities to the Lead Engineer
Accurately report on progress
Complete work to a high standard and to scope, quality and budget
Complete System Integration activities
Support operational delivered systems
The safe design of the system prior to delivery and for the preparation of information required by the Design Authority to support the Design Certification and Certificate of Design activities

As part of the engineering team you will be expected to work closely with team members, and support the team and/or project leadership in daily activities.

What we are looking for in you

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

A strong Systems Engineering, hardware and software background, preferably with a degree in a related discipline.
An excellent understanding of the complete engineering lifecycle
An excellent working knowledge of the development processes (e.g. requirements, design, specification, implementation, integration and testing, acceptance), and development tools (e.g. Requirements Management, Modelling and defect reporting systems).
A strong working knowledge of electrical safety.
Experience in using and installing operating systems and application software.

Demonstrable knowledge or experience in some or all of the following would be especially desirable, in particular their applications in a military context:

Electrical engineering disciplines e.g. BS7671 qualified would be desirable
Communications technologies: IP networking (including network design), VOIP, network security, network management
A good understanding of designing equipment to meet stringent environmental requirements such as EMC and CE marking, Environmental etc
Understanding of Design Certification and Product Safety Processes
Familiarity with Export control and ITAR rules and regulations

You should be able to demonstrate:

A 'can do' attitude; deliver on commitments within agreed budgets and timescales
You enjoy team dynamics and encourage a positive team spirit
A willingness to work away from your home site for periods of time
Self-organisation and good with management of time and conflicting priorities
You are innovative and able to drive improvement

You will be required to obtain full Security Clearance (e.g. evidence covering the last 5 years of continual UK residency).

For more info, please contact Chris Hill at JAM via the apply button...thanks

If this isn't right for you right now, but you know someone who is skilled in this area, we do offer GBP200 referral fees.

JAM Recruitment is acting as an employment business with regards to this position.

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