Systems Engineer/Architect - SC CLEARED

LA International Computer Consultants Ltd
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
As part of the engineering function, the successful contractor will be part of the team working on designing a secure ground Tracking, Telemetry and Control (TT&C) system, from requirements review, requirement management using DOORS, identification of verification methods, modelling using MATLAB and ground-subsystem design up to the preliminary design review. The work will also involve selecting the components based on performance requirements and preparing the development plans up to TRL6/8.

The Group functions include:

* Software Defined Radio (SDR)
* Deep Space Command and Control
* Ground & Satellite Communication Engineering
* Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
* Spacecraft Tracking Algorithms
* Codec Development
* FPGA Design & Simulation
* VHDL Development
* Communication Protocols
* Messaging Standards

The Senior Engineer role would be involved in a range of activities in the areas outlined above including:

* Ground TT&C system design
* TT&C (secure) waveforms
* Ground TT&C development & production planning
* Modelling & simulation for performance predictions

The successful candidate would be expected to:

* Review specifications and assess customer technical requirements
* Prepare written reports and presentations as part of customer deliverables
* Develop relationships with internal and external suppliers to support awareness of the state-of-the-art technologies

Qualifications / skills required:

* Complex signal processing experience with satellite communications and/or space command and control / spacecraft tracking background
* Knowledge of SDR, TT&C for ground segment, secure communications
* Understanding of systems engineering principles and experience in subsystem as well as end-to-end system design from requirements capture up to TRL6/8 development covering waveform, transmitter, receiver and modem systems
* Solid grounding in science/engineering with more than 10 years of experience of working in a science/engineering or technology based environment, typically on complex, multi-disciplinary projects
* Fluent in MATLAB
* Knowledge of DOORS may be advantageous
* Highly motivated with the ability to quickly digest and apply new concepts and develop novel solutions to challenging problems
* Proven analytical and problem solving skills
* Able to assess and understand the impact of emerging technologies on a technical field or on a business area
* Good communication skills, able to present effectively to customers and to specialist technical audiences
* May already be recognised Nationally as a technical expert in specific area(s) of expertise
* Able to understand and talk with credibility (in terms of scientific/engineering principles) about areas of technology outside of own area of specific expertise
* Works cooperatively and collaboratively with others as part of a team and respects the opinions of others
* Able to work independently when required and as part of various teams

Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 10 weeks.

LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds. Award Winning LA International Computer Consultants Ltd (Recruiter Awards for Excellence - Best IT, Best Public Sector & Gold Awards) and the most prestigious award that any business can receive The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2015.
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