Communication Solution Architect - Bedfordshire

Ref: 1675 Date Posted: Friday 13 May 2022
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Communication Solution Architect
Location:                 Bedfordshire – With home working options
Salary:                      £60,000 to £85,000 (dependant on experience) + Pension, 4 day week
We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Communication Solution Architect who will take responsibility for specifying, developing, and delivering the overall architecture of defence communication systems in conjunction with other SMEs and Technical leaders.
Due to growth, we need critical subject matter experts to underpin these developing business streams, in order to design, integrate and deliver real systems. As the successful applicant, you will operate at the core of this expanding team driving technical direction and developing junior staff.
As the Communication Solution Architect, you will act as the subject matter expert and technical authority for all aspects of RF Communications design and integration, reporting to the Chief Engineer. The Communication Solution Architect is part of the Systems Engineering team and is responsible for providing consultation and leading the development of solution architectures. You will also provide company representation and mentoring for all RF Communications-related engineering matters.

You will have specific and substantial experience in developing and integrating tactical communications solutions with experience including mission analysis, requirements development, system design, modelling and simulation, integration, verification test, acceptance and certification for both hardware and software aspects of communications systems.
Specifically, you will:
  • Undertake technical trade studies on communications technology options.
  • Work with potential communications suppliers to understand the benefits, performance and growth paths for their product
  • Understand the impact of the communications system(s) on overall system behaviour and performance
  • Understand the impact of the communications system(s) on different solution architectures.
  • Technically review and challenge communications suppliers on their products, reports and observed performance.
  • Maintain currency on Communications developments and relevant standards
  • Understand nuances of communications system limitations and behaviours at system level.
  • Understand and develop at sub-system level, requirements and interface definition for any communications interfaces.
  • Represent the company at industry and customer events
Communication Solution Architect skills and experience
  • Experience designing and integrating tactical/strategic RF data & voice communications networks into Land-based Command & Control systems.
  • Experience of technologies across the spectrum from HF to Microwave and including MANET, Tactical 4G LTE and Satcom products.
  • Experience in conducting technical trade studies on communications options.
  • Understanding of current military waveforms and standards.
  • Understand and Manage Cyber Security aspects of the communications design/solution.
  • Understand the impact of the comms system(s) on the overall system behaviour and performance.
  • Experience of managing sub-system requirements and ICD for a Communications system.
  • Experience working with potential Communication System suppliers to understand the benefits, performance and growth paths for their products
  • Knowledge of communications systems limitations and behaviours at system level.
  • Knowledge of the integration of Integrate Software Defined Radio (SDR) technologies and their application in military systems.
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