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Senior System Engineer

Date: 25-May-2023

Location: Portsmouth, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ


Job title: Senior Systems Engineer                                                                                                                                                                                               Location: Portsmouth


Full benefits package includes – Contributory pension scheme, share incentive plan, private medical insurance, private dental insurance, childcare vouchers, holiday vouchers, other leisure discounts etc.


About the role

As a Senior Systems Engineer you will lead a team of engineers to deliver the synthetic test environment (STE) capabilities in support of the NCSISS (Naval Combat Systems Integration Support Service) contract. It is your job to lead and manage activities working in partnership with the STEATS Technical Lead, Tools Capability lead and Project Manager to ensure a consistent approach to the creation, delivery and support of our products and advice.


What do I need?


  • The Senior Systems Engineer should have experience with Computer network architectures, protocols and analysis including client/server, TCP/IP, UDP, NTP and Wireshark.
  • You will ideally have knowledge and understanding of a Systems Engineering principles and lifecycles including requirements, design and testing and obsolescence management.


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.


What will I be doing?


Typically you will have responsibility for the technical management of specific, delegated projects relating to STE and as such you are the technical point of contact for our Customers, whether they be DE&S, military or commercial. The Senior Systems Engineer will be expected to engage with our Customers to understand their future aspirations with respect to capability, elicit and understand their requirements, and manage the process of analysis and decomposition of the requirements to ensure the resultant product is suitable for integration into the existing Portsdown Technology Park (PTP) STE. You will also provide technical support in terms of the creation of the Technical Delivery Plans supported by Systems Engineers to develop robust technical solutions.


We are looking for a Senior Systems Engineer who is willing to work in a team environment, both civilian and military. The location of the role will be predominantly PTP; the ability and willingness to travel to other locations in the UK and abroad to support external supplier testing and trials will also be necessary.


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, 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 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, 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 all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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