Communications Systems Engineer

£42 - £48 per hour
30 May 2017
27 Jun 2017
Michael Clarke
Contract Type
Full Time
Communications Systems Engineer – Bristol – 6 months – Up to £48.00p/h

System Engineering Support Engineer for Data Link Communications Sub-System Development covering support to the following areas:

• Link 16 Network design and performance assessment;

• Data link communications sub-system architecture;

• Design module development;

• Requirements management;

• Communications sub-system behaviour model;

• Data link and aircraft Interoperability assessment;

• Customer Working Groups as required (primarily Communications Sub-Working Group);

• Coordinate with MoD to establish network design in support of network enabled connectivity/weapons (NEC/NEW).

Essential: Knowledge/Experience:

* Sound understanding of Systems engineering process and use of systems methods and tools; including requirements management (DOORS), system architecture and proving;
* Good understanding of Communication Systems and communications protocols;
* Good understanding of data link networking (NEC/NEW). • Communication system development;
* Development and implementation of Data Links (preferably Link 16) Sub-Systems.
* Use of data link simulation tools;
* Use of System Modelling using SysML (& UML) (preferably using Rhapsody), requirements management (DOORS) and MS tools;
* Working with MoD Customer, with familiarity of MoD acquisition processes and procedures;
* Working with US suppliers and TAA procedures. Core Competence/Achievements:
* A systematic thinker with the ability to solve problems in a structured manner;
* An ability to adapt to changing priorities, programme needs and tasks;
* Good analytical and problem solving skills;
* Good interpersonal skills;
* Excellent communication skills – verbal and written;
* Relevant Engineering or Science based Degree (or equivalent).

Highly Desirable: Knowledge/Experience:

* Network design and working with Joint Data Link Management Organisation (JDLMO);
* Basic TEMPEST, RF, EMI/RFI, EMC experience;
* Development & implementation of Data Link (preferably Link 16) Sub-System Assembly Integration and Test activities Functional Competence/Achievements:
* Higher relevant Engineering or Science based Degree (or equivalent);
* CEng (or equivalent).

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