Systems Capability Tools Support Engineer - Defence

Cubiq Recruitment
£40000 - £45000/annum Benefits + Pension + Bonus
14 Jul 2017
13 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Systems Capability Tools Support Engineer


Based in Stevenage


Our client is a successful and well established organisation who designs and manufactures high quality and advanced missile system products for the global market.

The role requires taking on responsibility for a number of the Systems Engineering tools within the overall collaborative engineering toolset, ensuring their availability, future proofing and day-to-day usage by projects to develop Weapon Systems.

Key Responsibilities

* You will lead Design, Development and Proving activities, throughout the product lifecycle, for a wide range of missile system hardware.
* You will manage interfaces with suppliers and subcontractors.
* Being the prime contact for projects and project personnel needing support with Systems and other Engineering tools, their installation, configuration, availability, usage and long term management.
* Key tools and capabilities currently being supported by the team include: DOORS, Rhapsody, Rational Team Concert, Matlab Simulink, High Performance Computing
* Developing, delivering and maintaining guidance and training associated with the agreed tools under your portfolio.
* You will have responsibilities for supporting the Systems Engineering capability, tool upgrade planning and deployment activity.
* There is an additional future opportunity as Matrix matures and rolls out across the business to be involved with supporting non-Systems Engineering tools and capabilities; particularly in the PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) workspace and the 'Windchill' toolset.
* Support other areas of the business such as Software Engineering and the Software Capability Group in their needs and use of common and comparable tools.
* Support other areas of the business such as Information Management (IM) who are developing their capabilities to provide more appropriate type and levels of support of Systems Engineering tools.
* Support the evolution and maintenance of the High Performance Computing facility which will entail gaining a deeper insight into the day-to-day support tasks and future planned activities.
* Periodically report tool support activity including identified risks, issues, opportunities and successes to the Tools Support Lead.
* Actively collaborate with and support other members of the Tools Support Team and members of the Project Support Team within the overall Systems Capability Support Group.


We are looking for an individual with the following essential attributes and experience:

* Demonstrable background in Systems Engineering, with an understanding of associated tools across the system development lifecycle dealing with: Requirements, Model-Based Architecture and Design, Verification and Validation (V&V) and Support.
* Ability to present technical information to technical audiences and engage in open discussion, as well as 'simplify' technical concepts for presentation to and engagement with not so technical audiences.
* Evidence of appropriate formal education and training associated with IT and Systems engineering tooling and capabilities, supplemented by self-learning.
* Demonstrable approach to personal professional development by keeping up to date in relevant technical areas, and the development of personal skills and capabilities to provide more effective service.
* Self-sufficient, motivated and proactive supporting individuals, projects and other functions, but comfortable to share and ask for help w hen needed.

The following desirable attributes would be very welcome, to either complement and/or mitigate deficiencies in essential attributes and experience:

* Knowledge and experience of 'other' tools associated with Product Development in areas other than Systems and Software Engineering that contribute to an overall collaborative Product Development toolset.
* Knowledge and experience of Product Line Engineering and associated methodology, approach and tooling aligned to ALM/CLM and PLM capabilities.
* Development and delivery of training to large groups in a formal structured Learning and Development environment and/or to small bespoke groups and individuals.
* Practical experience of deploying such tools on secure networks and the responsibility for appropriate licensing, user access and robust administration.

If you're interested in finding out more, please submit your up to date CV via the link provided and we will contact you shortly for a confidential discussion