The successful candidate will be responsible for the technical analysis and assessment of satellite systems and the production and delivery of associated reports and presentations to customers and larger audiences. The work involves the application of mathematical techniques, and is accomplished through interaction with software suites and scripting, ad-hoc coding where necessary, with COTS tools and languages including Perl, Fortran, C, Oracle and Satellite Tool Kit (STK). The post holder will also play a significant role in maintaining and developing in-house tools and devising and implementing a modernisation programme. The post is part of a close-knit and supportive team, working as part of a small MOD project team, and embedded within a larger group.
A solid foundation in the principles and application of mathematics and physics with aptitude for programming and the ad-hoc development of algorithms is required.
Key Responsibility Areas:
Characterisation and assessment of satellite systems to meet customer requirements.
Application of physical principles, mathematical analysis and numerical manipulation to meet analysis aims.
Production and delivery of technical reports and presentations based upon analysis and assessments to customer and larger audiences.
Development and maintenance of software tools, algorithms, techniques and processes, and the execution of a modernisation programme.
Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge:
An aptitude for programming and the ad-hoc development of algorithms.
Ability to employ degree-standard mathematical techniques to perform analysis: A solid foundation in the principles of maths and physics is required.
Ability to communicate clearly and articulately, through well-constructed technical reports, formal presentations and informal discussions.
Presentation of a professional image working within customer’s organisation
Understanding of the scientific hypothesis/experiment cycle.
Mathematical modelling and/or programming experience advantageous.
Knowledge of (or demonstrable interest in) satellite systems and their operations.
An honours first degree in mathematics, science or engineering with high mathematical content.
A 1st or 2.1 degree classification; Research degree or similar research experience outside academia.
This is a full-time post based in Whitehall, London. The role is office-based with substantial use of display screen equipment. The post holder would on average spend 10-20% of the working month at meetings elsewhere in the UK, potentially involving overnight stays, and may be asked to undertake a small number of foreign trips, typically to the USA, in each year.
To apply for this position, you must be eligible to live and work in the UK and either possess or be able to obtain UK MOD Security Clearance to SC Level.Apply Now