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Lead Systems Engineer - EW and Sensor Toolset Architectures

Leonardo UK
Lincolnshire, UK
Closing date
21 Jan 2021

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The Opportunity

Leonardo has a fantastic opportunity for a Lead Systems Engineer on a permanent yet flexible basis; our custom working policy gives employees the option to work on-site or remotely to balance both personal and business needs.

The Lead Systems Engineer will need to have experience of being a product owner and familiar with Electronic Warfare (EW) systems and architecture design. The Lead Systems Engineer should have significant experience of being accountable for design decisions and development prioritisation, as well as leading teams to deliver user-centric software systems within an agile development lifecycle.

The Lead Systems Engineer will have extensive experience of full lifecycle systems engineering, with key focus on architecture design, requirements elicitation, definition and decomposition, as well as evidence-based compliance to achieve certification and acceptance by internal and external assessors. The role inherently requires a strong aptitude for problem solving and an ability to understand complex interdependencies, as well as managing potentially conflicting inputs from multiple stakeholder groups.

This Lead Systems Engineer role is within the Integrated Mission Solutions business group and will focus on developing a new software framework architecture to underpin the desktop programming and analysis toolsets that provide users with the ability to configure Electronic Warfare (EW) sensor systems with mission-specific capabilities; this ability allows aircraft to more effectively identify and counter threats, as well as providing an improved understanding of detected threat systems through mission analysis to further enhance future mission effectiveness and platform survivability.

Key Responsibility Areas

What you will do:

Apply your knowledge of EW operational support products and detection / countermeasure systems in the role of product owner within an agile scrum development team.
Create the next generation of EW operational planning, programming, and analysis toolsets to support in-service and future combat aircraft.
Elicit, influence and anticipate future user needs and requirements with which to guide the product design and develop the system architecture.
Develop operational use cases to help define and shape system requirements, design, and use.
Assist the Project Chief Engineer in developing a product roadmap to define both a strategic vision and near-term goals within development sprint cycles, aligned to the vision.
Create and prioritise user stories within a backlog list to be executed within sprint cycles, considering any risks or dependencies that might inform the order of development.
Actively engage with the development team through all agile planning and review stages.
Communicate key messages and metrics to relevant stakeholders.
Assess system design compliance and traceability against user and system requirements.
Create / review / sign-off engineering specifications, reports and (url removed) / international travel as required to meet customers and industry partners.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

What we're looking for:

You really must have:

Experience of being an agile product owner; managing a prioritising backlog items.
Understanding of airborne EW detection / countermeasure system and Radar system CONOPS.
Knowledge of mission planning, mission data generation, and mission analysis.
Experience of agile systems / software agile development for product delivery to external customers.
Performed the role of agile product owner, or equivalent level of design authority.
Experience of leading design / delivery teams to develop complex, technical solutions in accordance with plans and processes.
Highly proficient at requirements elicitation, negotiation and definition.
Experience of engineering gate reviews and the associated assessment of design compliance.
Self-motivated with an aptitude for problem solving and driving difficult issues to conclusion.
Excellent verbal and written communication / collaboration skills.
Experience of working with a variety of internal and external stakeholders of varying seniorities.

It would be nice if you had:

In-depth knowledge of passive / active EW sensor systems (e.g. signal processing & identification).
Knowledge of web-based / micro-service architectures.
Understanding of issues associated with managing large data repositories.
Experience of Microsoft Azure for lifecycle management.
Experience of MathWorks products.
Experience of working alongside military end-users (e.g. to provide SME support).

What you will get

Advanced Technology: You will have the ability to contribute to the development of market-leading product development, providing advanced capability and protection to UK platforms.
Agile Systems Engineering: Apply and develop your knowledge of systems engineering in a fast-paced and dynamic agile development team.
EW Expertise: Leonardo has subject-matter experts with extensive and detailed knowledge of the EW domain, technology, performance, and operational capabilities
Continuous Learning: Whether it's EW, engineering lifecycle processes, leadership, or personal development, you'll be supported in your ongoing professional development though training and mentoring.
Teamwork: You will work alongside like-minded professional engineers in a highly collaborative environment.
Connections: You will be joining an expansive team of around 7,000 people at six major sites across the UK.EW Heritage: We are proud of our rich heritage in EW, with 100 years of pioneering EW development. Today we're providing the latest advances in sensor technology and enabling our customers to keep pace with an ever-evolving EW environment
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