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about 1 year ago
Location: Stevenage
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Design / Development Jobs
Qualification, Integration and Proving Engineer, Seeker Systems (Stevenage)

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Role Title and Location: Qualification, Integration and Proving Engineer, Stevenage

Part-time and flexible working will be considered

Job Ref No: P7407S

MBDA Level: Level 4

Reports to: Chief Systems Engineer

The Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Qualification, Integration and Proving Engineer, to join our Seekers and Datalink Systems team, based at our Stevenage site.

This role offers an opportunity to be part of a successful team working at the forefront of technology, developing new and innovative seeker solutions from complex requirements. The Qualification and Proving team are critical to the product development process, being closely involved through each stage of development. The role is very broad; you will gain a detailed understanding of seeker design as well building experience working with capable teams across all development activities, supporting cutting edge modelling techniques, diverse trials scenarios and lab based proving and integration activities. An ability to handle the multiple strands of a complex programme simultaneously is essential. Part-time and flexible working will be considered.

What are we looking for?

* Experience proving system level functionality, SW/FW integration and proving.

* Knowledge of RF/microwave and electronic systems, algorithm design and implementation.

* Familiarity with radar and control systems and digital signal processing an advantage

* Ability to diagnose system failures and their likely causes: hardware/software/firmware/design.

* Experience of working with other teams including systems and manufacturing

* Ability to produce high quality written reports and presentations to internal and external customers

* An understanding of model based design proving techniques and approaches

* Use of DOORS and RTC.

* Other Skills and Experience

* Developed sense of commercial and financial awareness

* Consistent ability to deliver required output within agreed timescales

* Willingness to learn about projects, tools & methods

* Demonstrate persistence to get the job done

* Ability to build good working relationships with team members and external departments, suppliers and customers, acting as a team leader when required

* Familiarity with project control and reporting an advantage

What’s in it for you?

* You will be involved in various stages of seeker development from the concept stage through hardware design, development, proving including input into the manufacture process. There will be opportunities for travel both within the UK and abroad in support of seeker qualification and proving.

* Qualification Testing – assessing requirements, developing test schemes with the systems team and performing testing to allow the qualification of a seeker product for intended platforms.

* Certification - supporting certification of products, including trials installations, including safety and dependability, hazard analysis, creating operating procedures for trials.

* Trials Support – building up seeker hardware and test equipment from requirements to allow evaluation of design from concept through to system level trials on various platforms.

* Seeker Integration – integrating seeker system subcomponents including developing test solutions for development and certification.

* Opportunity for working closely with SD&S Italy, including possible secondment

* A mixture of formal and on the job training will be available to introduce new concepts and build on existing skills and experience

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), superb learning and development opportunities and more….

The Role

* Supporting the Seeker proving strategy; engaging with customer representatives to ensure proving activities address all stakeholders’ needs.

* Integrating and testing seeker sub-systems to ensure full system functionality and compliance against requirements.

* Support the development of seeker system functionality from modelling activities through to full production standard hardware.

* Carrying out technical investigations to provide data for problem assessment, design improvements and support development of solutions to technical issues

* Influence system design to facilitate design proving and certification.

* Producing and maintaining test documentation associated with seeker sub-unit and seeker system level testing including development test schedules and test result sheets

* Participating in design reviews including assessing design maturity

* Managing external suppliers with procurement teams including visiting suppliers, assisting with first article inspection and technical issues

* Arranging test facilities to perform development and qualification activities, supporting facilities to perform trials

* Supporting the planning and reporting of integration activities, providing input to the Chief Systems Engineer on a regular basis

What’s great about the team?

* The Seeker & Datalink Systems team within MBDA are responsible for undertaking the systems design, performance evaluation, integration, design verification and certification of RF Seeker sub-systems and multi-mode seekers including a RF sub-mode. These activities provide a consistent systems engineering approach to all the stages of RF Seeker development from concept to in service support.

* Seeker integration managers provide the main interface between the sub-unit design teams, systems team, trials team, manufacturing and the other support departments. They also interface with internal and external customers and suppliers on technical issues.

* The integration team have a proven track record in understanding and developing RF/microwave and multimode seekers to meet demanding customer needs and constantly develop new technologies aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our products.

MBDA is committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).

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Qualification, Integration and Proving Engineer, Seeker Systems (Stevenage)

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