Senior Systems Engineer

  • Location

    Preston, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Software and Systems

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  • Salary:

    Up to £44.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Douglas Oluoch

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Senior Systems Engineer

Location: Warton, UK | Duration: 12 Months | Pay Rate: £44.00 per hour (Ltd)

A vacancy exists within a multinational aerospace, security and defence company for a highly motivated Systems Engineer to support major upgrades to a fast-jet's avionics suite. Travel overseas and within the UK will be mandatory.

Key Responsibilities

  • To be the focal point in the Avionics team for an upgrade capability;
  • Production and Maintenance of Avionic Systems design, test requirements & clearance documentation;
  • Support life cycle, design and progress reviews;
  • To assist in understanding Customer Requirements including the generation of feasibility study reports, specifications and technical definition documentation;
  • Detailing of Qualification & Acceptance requirements;
  • Deliver the Weapon System level design deliverables - Avionic System Requirements, System Requirements Specification, Design Concept Analysis, Functional Interface Control Documents etc;
  • Allocate to hardware and software configured items where appropriate in order that an integrated design solution can be achieved;
  • Creation of test specifications (ie a Trials Requirements Document/Verification Goals) and support to rig & flight trials; and
  • Systems certification activities.

Skills/Proven Ability

  • An understanding of the Systems Development Life-cycle is essential;
  • Proven ability in Avionics, Systems Test, Software Requirements or an equivalent is preferable;
  • Knowledge of the product's Avionic Systems, MIL-STD 1553 Data Bus or Virtual Applications Prototyping Systems would be an advantage.

Additional Security Information

Due to the sensitive nature of the product, all applicants must have worked in the defence industry within the last 12 months or be capable of obtaining a UK MoD Security Clearance (SC level minimum).