System Design Engineer

  • Location

    Preston, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £44.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Amy Minnock

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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System Design Engineer

Location: Warton

Duration: 12 months

Rate: £44 per hour LTD

A System Design Engineer is required for a fast jet Diagnostics Products Team, focussing on all phases of the Development Life Cycle. Primary responsibility will be to maintain or create design and documentation requirements for the Engineering Support System Tablet (ESS-T) applications, this may also be extended to supporting or taking ownership of additional capabilities and projects from initial concept to implementation.

TheESS &ESS-T products use the following technologies; OracleRDBMS, COM,VB6, Visual C++, C#,OO implementation, XML and .NET. on a windows OS platform.

The successful candidate will be required to perform tasks suitable to the internal level of this role. The role will contain, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • To support the System Design activities for the ESS-T product in the design, documentation and development of new or existing System functionality in line with locally agreed plans and procedures
  • Support the Diagnostics Team in performing the required Safety Analysis activities
  • Manage and perform liaison with external suppliers and end users as required
  • To manage requirements analysis in order to ascertain the needs of the customer, this will require making presentations and running/supporting meetings with the relevant stakeholders
  • Support the Diagnostics Team in establishing strategies to deal with product route maps and obsolescence
  • Support Training and Technical Publication provision
  • Hold and support LCM reviews of designed functionality
  • Manage System Design liaison with software programmers and end-users during product development to ensure satisfactory product implementation
  • Manage System Design liaison with the ESS System Design Team to ensure full integration of the ESS-T product with its host ESS capability

Proven Ability / Key Skills

  • Good understanding of the 'V' lifecycle and requirements, in addition, knowledge of DOORS for requirements management and IBM Rational Products for engineering activities
  • Proven ability of design in information systems
  • Knowledge of relational database such as Oracle and additionally; IBM Rational products would be useful but not essential
  • Some exposure to AGE and / or Typhoon / Tornado Avionic / electronic systems would also be an advantage but not essential
  • A degree of on the job training will be provided to the successful applicant to cover specific internal processes. Other areas that would be beneficial are: Aircraft support/maintenance/diagnostics knowledge; knowledge of conducting on aircraft trials to qualify / demonstrate new equipment capability; Knowledge of change management and configuration control