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Network Enabled Weapon Systems Engineer - Stevenage

Aerospace & Defence
Ref: 6237 Date Posted: Monday 29 Jan 2024
Network Enabled Weapons Systems Engineer
 
Location:                 Stevenage
 
Salary:                      £45,000 - £52,000
Package includes:
  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Annual salary review
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 days flexi leave
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and more
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
 
We have an exciting opportunity for a Network Enabled Weapons Systems Engineer to join an ambitious, highly regarded, scientific engineering / manufacturing business who are at the forefront of the one of the most exciting and challenging programmes within Defence – to design and deliver a Future Combat Air Systems (FCAS) for the RAF and international partners in record time!
 
The FCAS Acquisition Programme is currently in concept stage, and we are identifying and assessing a broad range of Weapons Effects Domain concepts including Network Enabled Weapons; considering how different networking approaches and technologies could provide operational advantage to the users.
 
We’re seeking systems engineers and systems architects with knowledge and experience in networking, particularly Radio Frequency (RF) networks to join us to define, evaluate and refine concepts for future capability working closely with stakeholders within FCAS, inside the business and the wider FCAS community, in the UK and potentially partner nations.
 
This Network Enabled Weapons Systems Engineer role is accountable for working on a range of system engineering activities relating to Network Enabled Weapons and wider Effects Optimisation.
 
Areas of work during 2023/24 include:
  • Functional and Mission analysis.
  • Developing, evaluating, and refining NEW concepts for FCAS.
  • Developing candidate architectures and deriving requirements.
  • Driving out options and defining systems boundaries.
  • Identifying and analysing technologies for application to the NEW problem space.
  • Generating representations of NEW concepts and underlying network designs in selected tools (e.g., MATLAB, Simulink, Riverbed).
  • Defining and managing technology maturation studies.
 
Travel within the UK to other sites and Enterprise partner sites will likely be required. With the introduction of international partners into the FCAS programme, there is the possibility that international travel may be required.
 
Network Enabled Weapons Systems Engineer Skills Required 
  • Relevant experience in systems engineering and architecting, including system modelling.
  • A passion for technology and engineering – preferably in RF networks, tactical data links and/or communication systems.
  • Able to work in a team and to prioritise and manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Experience of, or willingness to learn to operate within the scrum framework and adopt AGILE values and behaviours.
  • Ability to work in a complex multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Experience of MBSE tools and techniques, creation and management of System Requirements and Information Exchange Requirements.
 
You should be able and willing to gain security clearance
 
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