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Engineer - Electronic Warfare

Date: 21-Jul-2021

Location: Adelaide, South Australia, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 6000 people in 51 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.


QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.

We are currently looking for an Engineer - Electronic Warfare to join our Advisory Division business, based in Edinburgh SA.

The Engineer - Electronic Warfare will work closely with DST focussing on Electronic Warfare Self Protection systems, including upgrading the existing hybrid-simulation test capabilities to enable a more advanced representation of Expendable Active Decoys (EAD), additionally conduct follow-on hybrid-simulation trials that explore complex factors in the effectiveness of EADs and Towed Decoys (TD) for the self-protection of ADF airborne platforms.


As the Engineer - Electronic Warfare  your responsibilities will include:


  • Upgrading Target DST model with the required capability enhancements;
  • Verification tests to ensure the model enhancements behave as expected, and documented results.
  • Trial test matrices defining test configurations for all phases of testing;
  •  Matlab scripts for designing jamming techniques and analysing M&S and HWIL data;
  • Conducting hyrbid-simulaton trials to explore RF decoy effectiveness, using ITASE, HWIL-jammers and high-fidelity RF threat emulators;
  • Results from data analysis of M&S studies and HWIL testing;
  • Client report/s and presentation/s on all aspects of the work undertaken (test plan, test methodology, analysis, and results) 


To be successful in the role of Engineer - Electronic Warfare you will need to bring with you:

  • Knowledge and experience in RF EW M&S; 
  • Experience in planning, running and analysing trials/experiments; 
  • Experience in airborne EW HWIL testing; 
  • Knowledge and work experience in Matlab; 
  • Knowledge and work experience in C++; 
  • Experience with ITASE/Threat Modelling & Analysis Program (TMAP) models


Candidates will need to be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance


In our Advisory Services division, everything starts with a problem that needs a solution. We act as an independent, technical partner for customers looking to procure defined services and develop specific capabilities. We help them diagnose, rationalise and solve intractable problems by providing analysis, advice and assurance, enabling our customers to make sound decisions about cost, time and performance.


Life at QinetiQ

Our people and our culture make QinetiQ a great place to work, we value integrity, collaboration and performance.

QinetiQ is a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice, Work180 Endorsed Employer for Women and past winner of the Defence Teaming Centre Employer of Choice Awards.

We look after our people are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent in the market. We celebrate our differences and incorporate diversity and inclusion into everything we do. Our salary and benefits package is designed to make sure we support our diverse group of employees through the different stages of their life and careers.


Some of our benefits include:

  • Annual professional development allocation and study leave
  • Flexible working options that suit you
  • Leave purchase scheme to balance what’s important to you
  • Loyalty leave,  earn extra days of annual leave up to an additional 10 days per year
  • Performance bonus awards for individual and company success
  • Salary continuance Insurance, protecting you financially during times of ill health
  • Cultural or Religious day of significance leave to observe days of significance to you
  • Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave with no minimum qualifying period
  • Dress for your day, no formal dress code just wear what feels good and suits your day
  • Give back with an annual volunteering day
  • Save money with our travel club and discounted health insurance options
  • Be supported with employee assistance services and family violence leave

A full list of our employee benefits and further information can be found here:




As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work,  meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Gender Equality Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan we also encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.