Senior Algorithm Engineer

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    Reading, Berkshire

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    Aerospace and Defence

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    Amy Minnock

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    13 Months

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Senior Algorithm Engineer

Location: Green Park, Reading

Duration: 13 months

Rate: Negotiable

A Senior Algorithm Engineer is required to work on a multi-function passive Threat Warning System. The successful candidate will take ownership of Hostile Fire Indication (HFI) chain and performance analysis, support algorithm development and flight trial support (HFI and MWS trials off site).

Flight trial support being defined as:

  1. Travel to and back from trial site (overseas)
  2. Running the quick analysis tool, analyse and present results to the customer at the end of each day, address technical queries and for this requires (see next)
  3. Being able to understand the inner workings of the HFI algorithm initially
  4. Proven ability of remotely operating within the project SAL
  5. Being confident in assessing performance and anomalies and be able to exercise judgment on when to flag anomalies for reach back to the team in order to provide consistent messaging to the customer
  6. Be able to operate SAVVII and download station to ingest data and support Trials situational awareness
  7. For the live fire, will be able to carry out 1-6
  8. Has knowledge of the Mx side
  9. Knowledge gained of HFI performance will be presented to NATO SG Working Group

Proven Ability / Key Skills

  • Significant MATLAB, Algorithm development knowledge (Software and Systems knowledge would be a bonus)
  • Ability and willingness to present to customers (previous proven ability on the programme or similar would be a bonus)
  • Proactive and keen to succeed despite challenging timescales/under pressure


Due to the sensitive nature of the product all applicants must have worked within the Defence / Military industry within the last 12 months or be capable of obtaining Security Clearance (SC level minimum).