ESM Mission Data Developer

Outsource UK Ltd
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

ESM Mission Data Developer - EW, ESM, DASS.

An ESM Mission Data Developer with EW, ESM or DASS is required to work on permanent basis for our Defence client based in Lincolnshire

Our client is a market leader in the development of Electronic Warfare (EW) sensor systems and the provision of EW Operational Support (EWOS) capabilities. They are required to support the development and operation of a national EW Centre (EWC), in which an indigenous EWOS capability shall be established, inclusive of the ability to generate platform-specific Mission Data Sets (MDS).

Overview of the ESM Mission Data Developer role

We are seeking a candidate who is experienced with MDS design, development, and programming, with particular focus on Electronic Support Measures (ESM) aspects - i.e. the detection, classification, and identification of RF signals. The successful candidate will ideally have MDS experience in relation to (DASS) fitted to a military Aircraft platform. The role will focus on the successful candidate using their MDS expertise to support our customer acquiring the skills to independently design and build their own indigenous MDS - this will include design support so as to ensure that all component MDS elements operate effectively together.

Working alongside an established engineering community, you will be responsible for:

  • Generating processes and procedures for MDS design, development and programming
  • Supporting the creation of formal training courses for all aspects for MDS generation
  • Delivery of (or at least support to) classroom training for MDS programmers within the EWC
  • Providing informal on-the-job training to MDS programmers within the EWC
  • Assist with the set-up, operation and maintenance of the EWC
  • Delivering to, and reporting on, agreed performance targets, including cost and schedule
  • Working closely with all stakeholders, including the internal IPT and external customers

You will have knowledge and experience in several of the following areas:

Key skills required for the ESM Mission Data Developer

  • Recent experience of operational MDS design, development, and programming (ideally for the Typhoon Platform)
  • Understanding of EWOS and the EWOS lifecycle
  • Knowledge of the tools, data and/or processes used by end-users, such as the teams at the Joint EW Operational Support Centre (JEWOSC) at RAF Waddington
  • Understanding of ESM system technology, operation, function and performance
  • Experience of delivering classroom training (preferred, but not essential)
  • Ability to produce clear and concise technical documentation for designs, reports and presentations and tailor communication method to be appropriate for the given audience
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, and the ability to interact with subject matter experts regarding a range of technical and operational topics
  • Self-motivated with an aptitude to problem solving and ability to drive difficult issues to conclusion
  • Able to work with minimum direction/supervision on complex tasks
  • Confidence and ability to challenge/respond to technical/process issues.
  • Willing to obtain SC-level security clearance. In addition, some roles may require clearance to access caveated information, such as Eyes Only and ITAR

If you are looking for a new role either apply online or if would like to find out about other opportunities please contact Paul Scott on or phone 0161 694 9200

The role is based in Lincolnshire - commutable from Lincoln, Sleaford, Boston, Skegness, Spilsby and Horncastle.

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