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Job Title: Laser Image Processing and Control Systems Engineer
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Company: CV-Library
Category: Engineering

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Job Description: The Opportunity
MBDA are the lead for the DragonFire laser directed energy demonstrator, which is UK MoDs future vision for a laser effector. A vacancy has arisen for a scientist/engineer to work in Bristol on the technology aspects, specifically imaging through atmospheric turbulence.
The Role

Lead an optics laboratory for the design, development and testing of imaging and control for precision laser pointing in the presence of atmospheric turbulence
Conduct research on new optical and image processing techniques for laser pointing and tracking
Assisting in the evaluation of demonstrators through off-site trials in the UK and overseas
Carry out supporting simulation work to support laboratory and outdoor trials results
Develop a research strategy in image processing and control
Be at the forefront of science and engineering for laser directed energy
What’s in it for you?

Interesting and exciting work, giving you the opportunity to work on some truly innovative and world-class technology
Opportunities to manage projects through their full lifecycle, from the laboratory to customer delivery
Frequent opportunities to gain visibility for you and your work at the highest level both inside and outside the company
Having a varied ‘day-job’
Excellent training opportunities in a broad range of relevant subjects; achieved through formal training courses and/or on-the-job training
Opportunities to develop new skills through interaction with specialist areas within MBDA
What’s great about the team?

Become part of a very diverse team of highly motivated scientists and engineers, who are genuinely interested in their fields
Frequent exposure to high-profile, fast-paced projects
Work on projects varying from a few weeks duration to several years
Enjoy a high level of autonomy and ‘freedom to tinker’
Have ready access to in-house experts to supplement knowledge
Contribute to high-level VIP visits in support of senior management
Opportunity to attend international conferences to keep abreast of developments in the field
Undertaking this role you would be joining a dynamic, focussed team responsible for the development of our future business.
What are we looking for?

Creativity, imagination and the ability to innovate
Ideally holding a higher degree (e.g. Masters or PhD) in a physical sciences or engineering discipline
Significant practical knowledge / laboratory skills using lasers, optics and imaging, with practical industry experience
Deep understanding in the physics of atmospheric turbulence, and current state of the art compensation techniques
Ability to automate and control of test and measurement equipment for data capture (such as LabView)
Record of successful technical work delivered individually and/or as part of a team
Ability to work with minimal supervision and often from a blank sheet of paper
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, backed by working knowledge of Office software
Ability to use well-known computer simulation codes to carry out optical simulations(such as Matlab, Zemax)
Ability to write computer code to analyse large datasets (such as Matlab or Python)
Familiarity of systems requirements capture and management
What would you get?

Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.
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