Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Airspace Mobility Solutions, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.
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With continued growth and in anticipation of a number of exciting prospects in the Integration Airspace Protection Systems business domain, Thales UK are looking to recruit a Systems Engineer on an initial 6 month Fixed Term Contract (FTC), based in Belfast. Undertaking an incremental and integral role in the team, we are looking to recruit an experienced Systems Engineer who can undertake the full design life cycle, both front-end System Requirements and Design tasks, but who is equally capable of undertaking back-end Integration, Verification and Validation activities. This role will provide opportunity work across multiple projects at various stages of the life cycles including new and existing projects, providing a truly varied role.
Initially this opportunity is a 6 month Fixed Term Contract with opportunity for extension.
Key Responsibilities and Tasks:
As part of a large Systems Engineering department the Systems Engineer will be responsible for a wide range of systems engineering across Air Operations, Systems and Services.
Task will include but not limited to:
Requirements capture & management: Capture Customer & End user needs and distil into Functional and non-functional requirements. Manage the derivation & flow-down of lower-level (Subsystem / component) Requirements.
System Architecture definition: from the agreed System requirements, assist in the definition of candidate System architectures. Undertake candidate trade-off studies / Decision Analysis to arrive at agreed Functional & Physical Solution Architecture
System Design: create detailed system / subsystem designs, including buy / team / make decisions, specification of internal / external interface definitions & information flows.
Ensure Speciality Engineering (Safety, Security, ILS) is fully integrated within the Systems Design lifecycle with particular emphasis on reducing whole-lifecycle costs and ensuring that a supportability solution is “engineered in”
Integration strategy: Assist with deriving a risk-based integration strategy i.e. one where the highest technical risks are driven out via early integration within the overall system solution
Write and agree the Integration strategy with key project stakeholders, tailoring the standard IV&V process to meet the needs of the project & Integration Plans
Write / Review & Execute Integration test scripts
Support the establishment of automated testing on allocated projects
Propose improvements to IV&V tools and processes
Skills & Behaviours
Thales is committed to hiring individuals with a “can do” and positive attitude with willingness to learn and improve on skills and knowledge. We are looking for an individual with strong systematic skills, ability to work across multiple teams, along with the following skills and attributes:
Previous experience working in a system engineering environment
To have a good working knowledge of DOORS and how this tool is used to facilitate successful change management and acceptance.
To have a good working knowledge of various Design tools (e.g. Rhapsody)
To have a good working knowledge of test tools (esp. automated test tools) and test data generation techniques.
Experience gained in either a solution design or IVV role, with demonstrable, practical experience of these – preferably on a complex software-centric projects
Accountable and committed to excellence
Agile and innovative
The successful candidate will need to be able to gain SC clearance - please refer to the UKSV website for further information
Along with a competitive salary and excellent benefits, we will also consider providing relocation support (eligibility terms do apply).
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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