2 months ago
Location: Doncaster, United Kingdom
Thales people architect solutions at the heart of the defence-security continuum. Interoperable and secure information and telecommunications systems for defence, security, and civil operators, are based upon innovative use of radiocommunications, networks, and cybersecurity. We are ground breaking new digital technologies such as 4G mobile communications, cryptography, cloud computing and big data for use in physical protection systems, and critical information systems.
Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.
Primary Purpose of the Role:
The Secure Connectivity Services (SCS) Portfolio within the UK Secure Communication & Information Systems Country Business Unit (SIX CBU) requires a Systems Engineering Manager (SEM) to manage the development and evolution of secure network technology platforms to enable the business to deliver existing and new services in line with its Cyber Security & Trust business strategy.
The successful candidate will lead the development of Engineered Solutions and Technical Change to enable delivery of Network Services working closely with Network Architects and Service Delivery Managers. This will include management of the networks engineering team to ensure the application of appropriate engineering governance ensuring solutions are delivered on time and to budget to enable efficient service operations delivery. This will include managing engineering baselines from conception through to service delivery and on-going service optimisation.
The role will also require support to business winning and product development to ensure engineering costs, schedule and technical debt are accurately defined. Furthermore there will be a need to support wider business initiatives and the engineering performance plan to ensure the on-going development of the SCS engineering capability.
Key Responsibilities and Tasks:
Provide Engineering Leadership to the SCS Engineering/Technical team
Define appropriate engineering lifecycles and governance structures for the development of new solutions, evolution of existing solutions and management of change to support evolving service growth.
Ensure the transition between engineering development and service design is managed through application of joint / integrated governance structures
Lead in the production of system / product requirements, design and acceptance work products including rationale for design decisions
Ensure the engineering environment and tools are appropriately specified and managed
Ensure design baselines are maintained working closely with the configuration and data management policies
Identify the required skills needed to ensure successful bid, project and product delivery
Optimisation of technical work through the application of systems engineering reviews
Track KPIs, perform route cause analysis of problems and lead appropriate corrective actions
Provide work package estimates supported by metrics that balance quality, compliance and cost – subsequently discharge work packages to time, quality and cost.
Attend Design Advisory Board and Technical Review Boards, and collaborate with architects from Secure Connectivity Services.
Working with the Project/Product Design Authority ensure technical risks are identified and mitigation actions identified and implemented.
Ensure compliance with appropriate legislative and regulatory requirements including safety.
Working with the Engineering Function conduct reviews with engineers to support performance appraisals and career development.
Skills & Experience
* Leading teams of multi-disciplined engineers through the design, integration and acceptance of a engineered solution
* Tailoring of engineering governance to ensure robust engineering delivery whilst meeting the needs of the business
* Leading Systems Engineering Design Reviews throughout the entire Systems Engineering Lifecycle.
* Support to business winning activities to present strategies for the development of solutions
* Ability to effectively communicate complex engineering issues to different stakeholders both internal and external
* Working with customers to translate needs to system requirements and ensure end solutions are fully accepted by the customer
* .Reporting of engineering performance and progress to senior management teams
* Ability to produce well structured and written documentation to communicate technical and non-technical information
* Typically 3-10 years experience working on SW/HW intensive programmes in a systems engineering role
* Relevant Engineering Degree or equivalent
* Must be able to attain security clearance (SC+) immediately
In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.
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