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Mission Systems Analyst

Date: 26-May-2023

Location: Lincoln, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ provides Subject Matter Expertise in support of the development and provision of new and upgraded mission systems’ capabilities within the Air, Land, Maritime and Joint Command, Control and Intelligence (C2&I) domains. Primarily working in defence, we have several roles to offer, across all levels of experience, within the Cyber and Mission Systems domain (including expertise in on-platform systems, mission planning and other support systems, and interoperability) that will ensure the UK’s capability both now and in the future.


Based primarily at our Lincoln Office, you will become part of an ever-expanding team of Mission Systems engineers and analysts who will influence the way mission systems are supported, designed and operate in an ever more complex environment.  At the heart of the Mission Systems Solutions capability is our ability to manage and make sense of information and data. You will be, or will become, an expert in the gathering, processing, assimilating, exploitation and fusion of data and of information for use of on-board and off-board systems.  You will work in a variety of teams that deliver cutting-edge solutions on advanced platforms and systems.  You will be challenged to be creative and innovative in the Mission Systems arena and develop a deep understanding of information and data flow and exploitation.

Person Qualification and Experience Specification:

Degree in a science, engineering or maths subject or demonstrable and suitable experience, ideally in the defence industry.

Required Skills and/or Experience

Some or all of the following:

  • A background in a scientific or engineering discipline is desirable, with an aptitude for, and a methodical approach to, analysis. 
  • Understanding of complex systems.
  • Interoperability of systems within complex environments.
  • Development of algorithms using MATLAB and/or Python.
  • Assessing performance through data and statistical analysis.
  • Innovative thinking and novel approaches to analysis techniques.
  • Adapting and applying knowledge to unfamiliar domains.
  • The production, analysis or use of mission data.
  • A good understanding of procedures and concepts related to system test and analysis.
  • IT literate to a good degree of competency across multiple software operating systems.
  • A clean, full  UK Driving Licence.

Required Knowledge

Some or all of the following:

  • Engineering design and implementation processes and methodologies.
  • Intelligence Mission Data
  • Simulation, operational analysis and synthetic environments.
  • Sensor fusion and management.
  • Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Neural Networks.
  • Communication systems and techniques, including datalinks.
  • Mission planning techniques and data sources.
  • The Electromagnetic spectrum.

Essential Personal Qualities and Behavioural Characteristics

  • Willing to undergo government vetting to achieve security clearance as required.
  • Innovative self-starter, driven to deliver great results.
  • Shows initiative, offers solutions to problems.
  • Enthusiastic team player, able to lead and motivate others.
  • Quality conscious with strong risk awareness.
  • Able to follow processes and procedures.


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.