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System Engineer - STEATS

Date: 29-Apr-2021

Location: Portsmouth, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Systems Engineer - STEATS


Synthetic Test Environments and Analysis Tools Service (STEATS)


QinetiQ are growing their team in Portsmouth and have a new opening for a Systems Engineer to contribute to the introduction and use of distributed simulation and test equipment for combat system integration environment, predominantly at the newly opened centre of excellence at Portsdown Technology Park (PTP); you will also have the opportunity to travel to other UK and overseas customer locations to witness external supplier testing and trials.


About the Role & Team


As a member of the STEATS team, you will operate within a team of system and software engineers in support of delivering the NCSISS contract (The Naval Combat Systems Integration Support Service).


The NCSISS team deliver the necessary integration, test, evaluation, and acceptance activities across all phases of the equipment lifecycle to support the development and delivery of operationally effective and safe Combat System (CS) capability. It enables MOD and industry to make informed decisions based on objective, credible evidence that is generated by experts in an environment which is free from supply chain conflict of interest. The Synthetic Test Environments and Analysis Tools Service (STEATS) team operate within NCSISS to develop and provide the network and software environments necessary for the delivery of the project.


You will be responsible for reporting to the STEATS Tools and Capability Leads to support them in delivering tactical data analysis tools and real-time combat system equipment simulators.


Skills / Experience Required


  • Systems engineering principles and lifecycle understanding including requirements, design and testing;
  • Use of distributed simulation technologies and standards including DIS, HLA and DDS;
  • Virtualisation technology including virtual machines, containers, shared computing environments and servers (i.e. VMware, ESXi, vCentre and Docker)
  • Computer network architectures, protocols and analysis including client/server, TCP/IP, UDP, NTP and Wireshark;
  • Software development methods, processes and languages including Java, C#, Python and scripting (Lua, PowerShell)
  • Familiar with maritime combat system equipment including sensors, weapons, navigation and command systems;
  • Good communications skills, including explaining technical issues to non-technical audiences, presenting, and technical report writing.
  • MOD SC Clearance will be required for this position, existing or previous clearance will be beneficial.  


About 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.


Apply Today


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.