Leonardo are seeking Systems Engineers for the development of aircraft RF communication datalinks. Initially this role will be focused on the waveform and network definition for an avionic Inter Vehicle Datalink (IVDL) and integration of Leonardo's antenna technology into a hardware demonstrator. Furthermore, there will be opportunities to contribute to other communications projects (such as SATCOM datalinks), and to provide technical support throughout the product life-cycle including design implementation, integration and test, system trials and product delivery.
The Systems Engineer will be part of the Leonardo systems engineering team developing the IVDL solution; interacting with partner organisations / sub-contractors and potential customers.
Key Responsibility Areas
The successful candidate will be responsible for delivery of specific IVDL sub-system elements work packages; ensuring design integrity of the solution in accordance with the system engineering life-cycle process.
Delivery of specific IVDL work packages.
Definition of Concept of Use (CONUSE) in conjunction with customer.
Management of IVDL system requirements.
Definition of IVDL System Architecture.
Analysis of IVDL system performance.
Technical documentation of IVDL system solution and deliverables for milestone reviews.
Integration and test of IVDL demonstrator including RF antenna.
Co-ordination of activities performed by other Leonardo teams.
Management of activities performed by external organisations / suppliers.
Development of close relationships with key partner organisations, sub-contractors and customers.
Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required
Graduate degree in relevant engineering or related scientific discipline.
Experience in the development of military &/or commercial communication system throughout the product life-cycle.
Knowledge of current military &/or commercial communication systems (including Physical, Network & Transport Layers).
Production of technical documentation in accordance with system engineering life-cycle process.
Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
Ability to obtain SC clearance, UK-eyes only caveat.
Experience of technical analysis of RF communication system performance including link budget.
Knowledge of Electronic Warfare (EW) systems.
Analysis of CONOPS/CONUSE.
Configuration & requirements management tools (TeamCenter PDM, DOORS).
Knowledge of Mathematical modelling language (MATLAB).
Experience of system modelling using AGI System Tool Kit (STK).
Experience of using Model based system engineering (MBSE) tools (SysML).
Experience in the construction of hardware demonstrators.
RF integration & test.
Knowledge of directional antenna technologies.
Knowledge of Software Defined Radio (SDR) architectures.
Membership of relevant engineering professional organisation (Chartered Engineer).
Presentation of technical papers at conferences/training events.
Office-based role using display screen equipment; working full time hours which can often be in a demanding environment, with occasional travel throughout the UK & abroad.
Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,600 employees. With its offices and industrial plants, the Company is present in 180 sites worldwide, with a significant industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, the UK, the U.S. and Poland) as well as strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets.
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