Tactical Data Link Engineer

MBDA UK Limited
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Role Title and Location: Tactical Data Link Engineer, Stevenage
Job Ref No: P7079
MBDA Level of role: L4
Reports to: Group Leader Data Link Systems

The Opportunity
An opportunity has arisen in a team of specialised RF professionals.

The Data Link Systems Group is responsible for the specification, assessment and delivery of a range of sub-systems used within complex weapon systems. Each member of the team performs a range of tasks and engages regularly with other areas of the business, external suppliers and customers.

The Role

- The successful applicant will work as part of a Project Team developing a complex weapon.You will be leading the acquisition of a tactical data link for the weapon system and will support its integration into a weapon system.

- In your primary role you will be working with the latest TDL technology
- In addition to this primary role, a variety of other experiences are available, including;
- Development, procurement, parameterisation, verification and/or validation of complex hardware performance models (e.g.Matlab, Simulink or similar)
- Monitoring supplier and technology roadmaps and identifying cutting edge and future technologies for investment
- Providing technical expertise in design reviews and other forums
- Supporting trials in conjunction with suppliers and the customer
- Supporting the growth and improvement of existing and future test facilities

What's in it for you?

- Varied work with a range of opportunities to support your professional development
- Support from a team with extensive experience of RF systems and subsystems and with access to testing facilities and design tools needed to supply state-of-the-art solutions
- Development of RF expertise and the opportunity to cultivate/improve knowledge of many applications of the discipline
- Collaborative international working

What's great about the team?

- You will have experience of a broad and varied work content, which is dynamically changing
- You will work in a highly skilled and experienced team covering all aspects of RF technologies from fundamental technology development to concepts and sub-system development including communication systems, radar, signature prediction and measurement
- You will be in a team working at a level of theoretical modelling through to lab and field based testing
- Some travel is involved between MBDA sites, supplier and customer locations, and test sites.

What are we looking for?

- Qualified to degree-level or equivalent experience
- Ability to motivate yourself to achieve demanding and evolving tasks while maintaining a calm professional manner
- Detailed understanding of NATO Tactical Data Link doctrine, architecture and associated documentation
- Understanding of JTIDS/Link 16; to include both JTIDS (transceiver) and Link 16 (messaging) functionalities
- Understanding of the DLCP and ICP process, including the ability to comment in detail on extant DLCPs and counter propose
- Experience of technical management of subcontractors

- Experience with good engineering practices, such as requirements definition, design certification & validation, and configuration control
- Flexible, can do attitude, enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved
- You will be able to take responsibility for your own contribution, control your own timescale and be responsible for your own budget


- Knowledge of current military communications systems
- Knowledge of spectrum management/co-siting interference calculations etc.
- Knowledge of current error correction, compression and encoding methodologies.

- Appreciation of system design & integration challenges
- Modelling skills including proficiency with tools such as MATLAB and/or Simulink
- Experience with configuration and requirements management tools such as TeamCenter PDM and DOORS

What would you get?

- Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.

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