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System Engineer - Autonomy

Date: 25-Jan-2023

Location: Portsmouth, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Systems Engineer - Autonomy

 

Portsmouth

 

Leading in the application of autonomous and robotic systems for defence and security, QinetiQ actively develop solutions and provide services to support work in the maritime, land and air domains. We test and design naval mission systems for the likes of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and external customers, who come to us for a battle-winning edge. We’re at the forefront of the ever-changing naval landscape, thanks to our extensive network of research partners and our constant testing, assessment and optimisation of systems and components for safety and efficiency.

 

We are recruiting into our growing Autonomous Systems Engineering team and are interested in speaking with candidates who have an interest in autonomous and unmanned systems and are keen to apply systems engineering approach to developing systems through the engineering lifecycle; the position is widely varied and we welcome candidates from an air, land or maritime domain. 

 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide systems expertise for design, development, evaluation and assessment activities for a range of small-scale projects, and support the provision of expertise to higher level projects and programmes;
  • Provision of technical support and advice to customers on system requirements, design solutions, testing and performance;
  • Provision of support to the development of novel autonomous solutions;
  • Production of technical documentation in support of work produced;
  • Plan and structure your own workload and liaise regularly with project management team/Lead Engineer on progress.

 

Key Knowledge, Skills & Requirements:

  • Good working knowledge and experience of Unmanned Vehicle safety and certification issues preferably in at least one of the following domains: Air, Sea, Surface and Underwater;
  • Good working knowledge and experience in Security accreditations for UXVs in the Maritime domain, particularly in secure communications both from a crypto and cyber perspective;
  • Understanding of and experience in system development issues such as the development and application of a ‘house style’ for system design, configuration management, non-functional considerations (security accreditation, safety certification, resilience, performance, availability);
  • Knowledge and/or experience of working with a wide range of contractors on a single programme;
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent with demonstrated professional development i.e CEng or equivalent;
  • Willing to travel to other UK sites where required (expected up to 10% travel time)
  • British National, currently have, or be able to attain MOD SC level clearance

 

Why QinetiQ:

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals 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 with QinetiQ is the appetite for innovation and courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges. Joining QinetiQ offers an opportunity to work on highly technical cutting-edge projects, enabling customers to protect, improve and advance their vital interests. We offer an opportunity to work across a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.

 

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If you feel you meet the criteria for this position and would like to be considered, please apply with your CV and a brief cover letter demonstrating your suitability for the position and we will be in contact. 

 

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

UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

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.