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Job Title: Principal Systems Engineer - Communications
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Southampton, Hampshire
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Company: CV-Library
Category: Automotive/Aerospace
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Principal Systems Engineer - Communications

A Principal Systems Engineer with communication systems exposure is required to work for our Defence client based in Southampton

Job Description

The job holder will be joining a growing dedicated team required to perform all systems engineering tasks related to the engineering lifecycle primarily in systems definition and support to bidding activities but also covering integration, acceptance and test. This will include production of test requirement and schedule documents, and the performance of both formal and investigatory systems tests and support and will involve frequent and effective multi-functional interaction and communication i.e. Electronics, Hardware, Mechanical, Software.

A working knowledge of communication systems would be an advantage.

Key Responsibility Areas

The candidates will be required to design robust engineering solutions taking into account all relevant requirements, within the agreed budget and schedule constraints. They will be required to make technical decisions within their own sphere of influence. They will undertake various tasks within an Integrated Project Team, including:

Capture the system requirements
Allocate the system level requirements to sub-systems based on the system architecture
Show traceability and establish verification methods of systems engineering requirements
Support the implementation of system level requirements
Provide system engineering support to investigation and definition of communication system architectures/protocols for inclusion in project bids. Continue design and development of such architectures/protocols throughout the project development
Plan and conduct studies in a wide variety of communication technologies including SDR, RF, telecommunications and bespoke solutions.
Plan and conduct research in new communications concepts.
Operate as Design Authority / Equipment Lead throughout the project development and manufacturing phase.
Liaison with the test and acceptance team to ensure timely customer acceptance.
Modelling of components of the System design
Robust capture and review of design artefacts as appropriate for all stages in the engineering lifecycle appropriate for managing existing systems and for taking concepts through to production.
Support the system integration and test activities
Support verification of the system requirements
Close collaboration with software, firmware and hardware teams to define efficient implementations and optimisations of the system design Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

Qualified to degree standard in a relevant engineering discipline Essential:

A good understanding of radio communication principles. The post holder is expected to have general knowledge in the majority of the following areas and specialist knowledge in one or more:

Systems Assurance
Requirements Management (DOORS)
Acceptance Criteria
Corporate Requirements
Operational Concept
Use Case Requirement
Functional analysis and specification development
Process System Modelling
Technical Safety
Interface Management
Issues Management
Systems Acceptance
Extensive experience of the Systems Engineering lifecycle, from development and management of requirements
The ability to work with other Engineering disciplines and external suppliers/customers.
Conducting, analysing and reporting of qualification testing to support design certification.Desirable:

An understanding of RF hardware, such as Receivers, Transmitters, Synthesisers and filters.
An understanding of DSP, DDS and SDR principles would be desirable.
Capable of driving the design process from specification through to production release and support.
Experience of systems design including generation of Use Cases and UML models
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