Data Link Systems Engineer

Ref No. BHN518593
Location Stevenage, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (6 months)
Job Status Open


An opportunity to join a multi-skilled team and gain exposure to complex and technologically advanced projects. Working on current and future concepts arming the next generation of Combat Aircraft.


Data Link, Rf, MBSE

The Job

Job Title: Data Link Systems Engineer
Overview of department:
This role provides a unique opportunity to apply your skills within a growing company and multi-skilled team. Exposure to complex and technologically advanced projects and products provides a stimulating experience. Working with highly talented and motivated engineers, in a friendly and supportive environment.
The Opportunity:
The French Defence Procurement Agency DGA (Direction Générale de l'Armement) has awarded the contract for the MICA NG (Missile d'Interception et de Combat Aérien Nouvelle Génération) programme to develop the next generation of the MICA missile. With deliveries scheduled to begin in 2026, MICA NG will be available to arm the current and future versions of the Rafale combat aircraft. The MICA NG programme includes an extensive redesign of the current MICA family while keeping the same aerodynamics, mass and centre of gravity. The technological step changes introduced with this change of generation will provide the capability to counter future threats. An opportunity has arisen to join the clients UK Missile Data Link Centre of Excellence team and be responsible for the Systems Engineering aspects of the MICA NG Datalink under development.

  • Responsible for systems engineering, requirements definition and validation of the MICA NG Datalink, accountable to the Datalink CofEx Systems Lead.
  • Elicit and understand customer needs to develop a complete and coherent system design solution.
  • Develop and refine in collaboration with the Mechanical, Electronic and Software Design Leads, the internally generated requirements for the equipment.

Skillset/experience required:

  • Experience in system engineering for defence-standard hardware, firmware and software.
  • An appreciation of RF systems, in particular design challenges associated with RF circuits, information assurance and cyber security when applied to secure communication systems would be advantageous.
  • Proficient Rational DOORS user, able to create and manage requirement modules as well as associated requirement verification modules, within formal change processes.
  • Experience in Model Based Systems Engineering.
  • Possess excellent analytical and problem solving skills and the capability to write clear, concise engineering documentation.
  • Have good interaction skills - verbal communication, listening and time management.

Rory Wood
manages this role


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