Algorithm Development Engineer

  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence, Morson

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  • Contact:

    Nick Wallwork

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Job Role:

Support the design, development and test of Mid-Course Guidance, Homing Guidance, Control and Navigation algorithms for missile applications.

The work involves designing algorithms for aerospace applications (navigation, C&C, autopilot, data fusion etc.)

NOTE: this is NOT a systems engineer role - the work will be based around algorithm development.

- Analysis of closed-loop model simulations.
- Analysis of sub-system and system trials/firing data.
- Generate/maintain justification documentation.
- Prepare and present material at Design Reviews.

Work with Systems, Simulation & Modelling and Software Engineers to support the validation and verification process, particularly in terms of algorithm integration and test in the 6-DoF Performance Model and generation of Embedded Software through auto coding via the Mathworks toolset.

Skills and Knowledge:

- Strong Mathematics
- Practical experience of modelling flight dynamics
- Practical experience of developing Guidance, Control & Navigation systems (preferable) e.g. Guidance Laws, Estimators/Observers, Kalman Filters, Autopilots, Optimal Control, Multivariable Control, H-infinity, Mu-analysis, Integrated Navigation
- Trajectory optimisation (preferable)
- Knowledge of sensors (preferable) e.g. Accelerometers, Gyros, Inertial Measurement Units, GPS, RF and IR Seekers.
- Knowledge of actuation systems in relation to autopilot design (preferable)
- Experience of delivering on a product development programme (preferable).


Knowledge/Experience with Flight Dynamics/Kinematics
Knowledge of stochastic processes
Experience with electro-optics / accelerometers
Robotics / UAV Autonomous Systems / Aircraft Navigation
Algorithm Development / Image processing / computer vision (past job titles)