RF Research Space 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 a wide range of topics but we currently have a particulate interest in expanding our Space offering primarily into UK MoD and ESA. This includes:

    RF Systems design and simulation relating to space and ground systems segments Communication systems and algorithms related to ground stations and satellites Understanding of Space Situational Awareness and Earth observation

The Engineer role will involve leading the delivery of innovative research projects to quality, time and budget while working with teams of scientific and engineering staff. Candidates will be expected to provide both technical input into programmes and support bidding activities, and be willing to take an active role in finding and securing future work. For motivated candidates there will be future opportunities for project and people management.
What you will be doing (Roles and Responsibilities):
The successful candidate would be expected to:

    Work with a team of multi-disciplined scientists and / or engineers to execute projects for customers. A large proportion of the projects undertaken will results in practical demonstrations at TRL 2 to 5 and operational system up to TRL 9 Assist with the development of new business opportunities and participate in the timely generation of high quality, well planned and innovative bids with an acceptable level of risk Identification and delivery of internally funded work that builds capability for exploitation in line with the AI Labs strategy Engage with customers and AI Labs management on a daily basis 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. Communications, Electronic/Electrical Engineering; or a related discipline) A higher degree in a relevant area would be advantageous Solid grounding in engineering with typically >10 years' experience in an engineering or technology based environment, working on complex, multi-disciplinary projects Knowledge of RF and Microwave frequency engineering with relevance to space exploration Experience in digital signal processing techniques and the ability to design processing architecture relating to space systems including communications, general signal processing and command, control and telemetry systems. Have a good knowledge of communications protocols Have a good knowledge of Matlab Working knowledge of one or more programming languages is essential, preferable C/C++ Working knowledge of Unix Familiarity with general purpose IT systems Ability to assess and understand the impact of emerging technologies and how these can be applied Able to understand, influence and talk with credibility (in terms of engineering principles) about areas of technology outside of own area of specific expertise Highly motivated with the ability to quickly digest and apply new concepts and develop novel solutions to challenging problems Good communication skills, able to present effectively to customers and at conferences if appropriate Continually build and maintain friendly, reciprocal, and warm relationships with networks of people who may be able to assist in business winning and delivery Ability to work with customers or other stakeholders to capture requirements and highlight the risks and opportunities in a plan Able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others, to lead or be part of a team and respect the opinions of others Member of a relevant professional body, preferably a Charter Engineer or equivalent, would be advantageous. Must be able to obtain a SC clearance and participate on 'UK EYES ONLY' and '5 EYES' programmes of work. Ability and willingness to obtain higher clearance in the future would be advantageous
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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