Defence Analyst

Recruiter
Leonardo
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Feb 2018
Closes
18 Mar 2018
Discipline
Software, Systems Design
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description and Skills

Our central London team is looking for talented and enthusiastic analysts to perform weapon system assessments for our UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) customer.

Working within a multi-disciplinary team and embedded within the MOD, you will be responsible for the technical analysis and assessment of various weapon systems, as well as the production and delivery of associated reports, models, and presentations to our MOD customer, their customers, and wider audiences.

The role will suit either recent graduates or those with relevant industry experience of Systems or Software Engineering who wish to apply their abilities in a technical analysis and systems assessment environment.

A degree in a STEM subject and strong numerical and analytical ability is required, and a postgraduate qualification would be advantageous. Candidates should have experience, aptitude or appreciation in some of the following areas:

  • Aerospace technologies, such as aerodynamics, propulsion or guidance & control;
  • Weapon systems sensors, such as passive / active RF or EO / IR seekers;
  • Mathematical techniques;
  • MATLAB;
  • Simulink;
  • Dynamic systems modelling;
  • Software Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) and/or modern programming languages.

You should have a proactive approach to your work and be able to communicate clearly with a variety of stakeholders at various levels of seniority.

We will support your personal development and help you to work towards professional accreditation if you wish.

This role requires applicants to hold sole UK nationality, in accordance with UK MOD requirements. Offers will be dependent on the ability to gain suitable security clearance; current holders of DV-level clearance would be advantageous.

Intrinsic Factors

This is a full-time post based in Whitehall, London. The role is office based with substantial use of display screen equipment. The post holder will be expected to attend infrequent meetings elsewhere in the UK, potentially involving overnight stays, and may be asked to undertake foreign trips, typically once a year to the USA.

As part of a team working in an integrated group with MOD staff the normal working hours are 9 to 5, and standard company flexitime arrangements are available.