R&D Hardware Engineer

BAE Systems.
Great Baddow
30 Aug 2019
20 Oct 2019
Job Type
Applied Intelligence Laboratories (AI Labs) is the research and technology arm of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence business. In partnership with the other businesses and educational establishments with whom we work, we innovate and develop to transform aspiration and vision into engineered reality.

We provide research & development, consultancy, specialist manufacturing and technical services for Applied Intelligence and other BAE Systems businesses. Additionally, our expertise helps the UK MoD, US Department of Defence, European Defence Agency, UK Sport, universities and other leading innovative organisations to achieve their goals.

AI Labs is based in Great Baddow, near Chelmsford, Essex. Our work includes:

    Radio frequency, electronic and optical systems Antennas and electromagnetics High power RF source design Ultrasonic acoustic techniques Communication systems System Modelling

The Hardware Eningeer role will involve leading the delivery of innovative research projects to quality, time and budget, leading teams of scientific and engineering staff, and developing compelling bids for a range of customers.

What you will be doing (Roles and Responsibilities):
The successful candidate would be expected to:

    Take the technical lead on projects including the direction of more junior staff Develop new business opportunities and timely generation of high quality, well planned and innovative bids with an acceptable level of risk Develop technical strategy in line with the wider AI Labs strategy Identification and delivery of PV funded work that builds capability for exploitation in line with the AI Labs strategy Develop & maintain key business relationships with internal and external customers, suppliers and external institutions to support new business and awareness of the state-of-the-art Promote the technical excellence of AI Labs through generation of patents and external publicity in scientific journals and / or the press Ensure that all projects are undertaken in line with AI Labs process & governance.

What we are looking for (Skills and Experience):
Qualifications / skills required:

    A 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Electronic/Electrical Engineering) A higher degree in a relevant area may be advantageous Solid grounding in engineering with typically >10 years' experience in an engineering or technology based environment. Prior responsibility for technical delivery of multi-disciplinary projects Practical laboroatory experience (i.e. use of test equipment) Specific technical skills, detailed knowledge of two areas and an understanding off the other Analogue design techniques Digital design tehcniques (including FPGA and Micro controllers) RF Design techniques
An appreciatation and basic skills in the following areas One or more programming languages (i.e. MatLab, Simulink, LabView, C, C++, Java VHDL). Understanding of software technciques including real time processing. Member of a relevant professional body, preferably with a CEng accreditation Able to assess and understand the impact of emerging technologies and competitors to achieve business advantage Highly motivated with the ability to quickly digest and apply new concepts and develop novel solutions to challenging problems Able to understand, influence and talk with credibility (in terms of engineering principles) about areas of technology outside of own area of specific expertise Good communication skills, able to present effectively to customers and conferences Ability to work with customers or other stakeholders to capture requirements and highlight the risks and opportunities of various approaches Able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others, to lead or be part of a team and respect the opinions of others Leads by taking action to ensure that others buy in to the vision and task, inspiring confidence, excitement and commitment Has a genuine intent to foster the long term learning and development of others Continually builds and maintains friendly, reciprocal, and warm relationships with networks of people who may be able to assist in the business About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.
Division overview: Capabilities
At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Applied Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.
As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.
Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best and brightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.

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