We are looking for a System Engineer to join the systems team at Leonardo in Edinburgh. Leonardo is a global leader in defence electronics and delivers mission critical systems for situational awareness, electronic warfare and surveillance across land, sea and air.
Working within Leonardo's Radar and Advanced Targeting line of business, you will work to develop new and improve existing features for a Fire-Control Radar system.
This is a great opportunity to join a challenging sector of business addressing customer requirements for flexible, high performance systems capable of performing the role of primary sensor on some of the world's most technically advanced combat aircraft. Contemporary radar systems are both highly evolved and complex. This role resides at the heart of these exciting systems, developing the control and interface definitions necessary to coordinate sub-system components to achieve an increasingly diverse range of system-level functions. Interfacing our leading edge products to the avionics systems of high performance jet aircraft and defining methods of adaptively managing finite system resources in highly dynamic and varied operational engagement scenarios.
This system engineering role presents an exciting opportunity for you to develop and grow into a pivotal post at Leonardo, supporting the further development of an in-service Fire Control Radar product.
You will have the opportunity to work directly with the end user, taking feedback to implement further improvements to the existing design. The work is technically demanding requiring you to rapidly develop skills in radar system design and the operational complexities of modern radar systems. You will be part of a team who will support you.
You will have experience in some aspects of the systems engineering lifecycle and will be expected to operate effectively with engineers drawn from a potentially diverse group of engineering disciplines. You will be involved in analysing and presenting large volumes of radar data in order to provide technical support to internal and external customers.
You will have a great opportunity to develop concepts, architectures and define system designs – taking these forward to implementation, integration, test and evaluation.
What we can offer you:
Annual leave of 25 days plus bank holidays.
Award-winning pension scheme, including an attractive employer contribution.
Flexible working and additional flex-leave schemes to give you the time and flexibility you need to enjoy a balanced life.
Salary sacrifice schemes.
Onsite Occupational Health Service to look after your physical and mental wellbeing, and keep you safe at work.
Restaurant facilities, including a coffee shop and restaurant.
Employee discount schemes for you and your family, including retail, cinema, hotel bookings and vehicle benefits.
Family friendly policies.
Access to thousands of online courses free of charge.
What you will do:
Support the Systems Team Lead to undertake own task as part of a wider programme to integrate new functionality into the existing radar software.
Ownership of aspects of product design, development & qualification.
Creating, updating and managing requirements.
Designing algorithms for internal radar control.
Creating models to evaluate the behaviour of the radar.
Creating, updating and managing test procedures to prove system requirements.
Analysis of large and complex volumes of radar data from ground and flight trials
Managing end-to-end lifecycle traceability & reporting to achieve certification and delivery.
Technical aptitude and willingness to learn about radar systems and the ability to address the challenges of introducing new technologies into in-service equipment.
Perform technical peer reviews.
Interact with a range of technical & non-technical project stakeholders across multiple disciplines.
Actively support knowledge sharing and exploitation of best practice.
This role is predominantly office based but occasional UK/Europe travel may be required to support the programme.
Occasional support to ground and/or flight trials will be required off-site.
What you will bring:
You will have some experience of engineering within a commercial environment or an equivalent research and development organisation. You will be degree qualified in an appropriate numerate discipline and demonstrate exceptional team working and interpersonal skills to ensure that effective links with internal and external customers are maintained and developed.
Although previous radar experience is preferred this is not essential. Experience using MATLAB for modelling and data analysis is desirable and experience with Rational Rhapsody modelling environment is preferred but again not essential. You will be should be proficient in using the Microsoft Office toolset as well as requirements and configuration management tools such as DOORS. You will have the ability to effectively manage your own time, potentially across multiple activities. Current UK SC Clearance is required