Principal Systems Engineer

Aeropeople Limited
09 Jun 2018
24 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Principal Systems Engineer
Full time permanent
Isle of Wight

Would you like to play a key role in the design and development of radar products? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Systems Engineer at our site in Cowes, Isle of Wight.

As a Principal Systems Engineer, you will be working as part of the Product and Training Services (P&TS) Engineering Function that delivers all design, development, support to manufacturing and in-service support of radar products. You will be working across products such as: the Sampson multi-function radar fitted to the T45 Destroyer, the Artisan surveillance and target indication radar fitted to T23 Frigates, and the Commander Air Defence land-based radar, in service with the RAF.
Working as part of a multidiscipline team, you will be reporting to the System Design Authority for the radar product and may have one or more Systems Engineers reporting into you for key tasks and activities.
Radar is an exciting and unique engineering field, with increasingly sophisticated electronics, materials, and signal processing, leading to remarkable advances in the cost and performance of individual and networked radar systems. This role will provide you with the chance to develop as an engineer, with the potential for excellent career progression opportunities in the future.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Systems Engineer will involve:

Leading and carrying out design aspects of radar systems, to include overall radar performance prediction, design of pulse patterns, selection of various signal processing techniques, modelling and design of Moving Target Indication (MTI)/ Moving Target Detection (MTD) filter banks, estimate of radar loss budget
Modelling and running simulations of radar performance in a variety of clutter and environmental conditions to provide coverage diagrams, Probability of Detection/ Range and plot and track accuracy data
Being able to trade off principal radar parameters in order to understand design constraints and limitations
Understanding and decomposing user requirements to sub-system levels of requirements
Articulating acceptance strategies in order to sell off requirements at all systems levels
Assessing radar system performance against requirements
Directing the development of high level algorithmic activity
Specifying and managing interfaces with external systems and subsystems
Designing, developing and demonstrating system integrations
Underwriting and estimating bids, within authorised value levels, to ensure that they capture all requirements, customer obligations and acceptance criteria, achievable solutions with acceptable levels of technical risk and conformance with company and product policies and standards
Supporting the development of individuals and teams to enhance skills and competencies, such that technical capability is maintained

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Systems Engineer:

Experience of advanced signal processing techniques
Engineering Degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering or Science subject
Good level of IT literacy
Experience of working with radar (or similar system) design

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