Opportunities within Systems Engineering - Cyber, Analysis & Mission Solutions

Date: 22 Jun 2024

Location: Bristol, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ



Opportunities within Systems Engineering - Cyber, Analysis & Mission Solutions


It’s an exciting time to be part of QinetiQ. We are always looking for great people to join us as we continue to grow into new markets around the world. We currently have many opportunities and would love to hear from candidates who are interested in joining us now or in the future.


If there is alignment between your skills and the opportunities currently available, we will be contact.  Should there not be anything suitable at present, with your permission, we will keep your CV on file for consideration as future roles become available.


About the role:


Here at QinetiQ we are looking for a range of Systems Engineers with various levels of experience to join our Cyber, Analysis and Mission Solutions Team. This is a fantastic opportunity that will offer further training and development.


UK Intelligence help our customers respond to ever evolving threats, based on our expertise in training, secure communication platforms, intelligence, surveillance and cyber security. We deliver Mission Winning Innovation into global defence, security, and critical national infrastructure markets.


The QinetiQ Cyber, Analysis and Mission Solutions (CAMS) discipline provides Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) Domain Subject Matter Expert System Engineers, ISTAR System Architects and ISTAR Scientists into QinetiQ projects to deliver capability into Defence, Government and Industry both as Customer Friend (Advice Side) and Delivery Side agents. 


The QinetiQ CAMS ISTAR Group currently supports a number of major projects and campaigns such as the Engineering Delivery Partnership (EDP), Defence Intelligence Rapid Innovation Capability (DI RIC), Maritime Warfare Operational Support Team (MWOST), Air Command, Maritime Warfare Centre (MWC), Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Centre (JEWOSC), Battlefield CIS (BATCIS), PICASSO Systems Integration Team (PSIT), Watchkeeper Army UAS, OSINT Innovation Partnership and many more both in the UK and internationally.


The Group is looking for a highly motivated Engineers and/or Subject Matter Experts to support a number of high-profile ventures. This is a great opportunity to join a high performing team in a dynamic, Agile delivery environment. This role could provide career progression opportunities to more senior roles within QinetiQ.


New to Systems Engineering?


In your first role or have some experience in Systems Engineering? Your talents may be a good match for our team. We recruit Systems Engineers with specific skillsets and areas of application, such as Systems Architects, Combat Systems Engineers and Secured Navigation Systems Engineers.


Opportunities for mid-career Systems Engineers


If you’re a mid-career professional working in industry or the armed forces, you’ll be applying your expertise right from day one. Whatever your specialism or background, you can expect ongoing development to help you excel and advance. This includes expert training and mentoring, with increased emphasis on self-development and on-the-job training.


Opportunities for highly experienced Systems Engineers


As a senior Systems Engineer, you can expect specialist training (which may include conference attendance and paper presentation, for example), and targeted mentoring to develop specific technical skills. If you have senior management potential, we’ll spot and nurture it. However, to progress to more senior roles, you’ll need to be an active member of an appropriate professional body,


Our Fellowship scheme recognises and develops professionals with high-level, specialist technical expertise.



What will I be doing?

  • Provide technical support into projects throughout the engineering lifecycle in support of existing or future platforms, sensors, mission systems or processes.
  • Support integration of innovation into various capabilities.
  • Support internal and Dstl led research programmes to provide innovative solutions to emerging problems.
  • Provide support to equipment delivery programmes, through user workshop engagements, and support process change and management to enhance capability and/or reduce operator burden, operational risk and/or reduce through life costs.


What do I need?

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent), or related military service experience.
  • Proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Self-motivated team member that takes ownership of tasking whilst operating collaboratively within a dynamic team.
  • Flexible approach to tasking, potentially be able to support multiple projects or tasks in a variety of stages of development i.e. concept development, requirements capture, design, delivery, verification and validation.
  • Be prepared to travel to customer and QinetiQ sites on a frequent basis to support project delivery.


Please note that all applicants must hold, or be able to achieve for Security Clearance as a minimum.
UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)



Our Benefits

  • Adaptive and flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance, and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal
  • Holiday Trading
  • Support for the Armed Forces community
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering


Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those which help the defence community.

Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.


You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 


About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.


Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.


Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.


Application Guidance
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.