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Principal Systems Engineer

Ref no. BHN571476
Salary £70/hour
Location Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 12 Months
Job status Open

Job summary

Matchtech are looking for a Principal Systems Engineer on behalf of a leading defence client based in Newcastle.

Key skills required for this role

Systems Engineer, Radar, Matlab, Simulink


Principal Systems Engineer

Job description

Principal Systems Engineer

Initial 12-month contract

£70 ph, Umbrella, inside IR35

Full time on site in Newcastle

Why apply?

Working for our client you will be part of a world-class team creating, designing, testing and qualifying our portfolio of world-leading products and technologies within the defence sector.

They designs and develop cyber and security solutions for UK government agencies and commercial organisations that form our critical national infrastructure, to address the modern and evolving threats to wellbeing, security and public safety.

Your work may be exploited into:

  • The radar for the Typhoon fighter jet.
  • The radar for the SAAB Gripen fighter.
  • Our family of Surveillance AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) radars.
  • An IRCM (Infra-Red Counter Measures) system.
  • Our laser target designator or laser ranging systems.
  • What you'll do as a Systems Engineer.

Typical work you might be involved in:

  • Contribute to an early concept study investigating the application of new technology on future platforms.
  • Engage with stakeholders to define requirements for a new system.
  • Design and integrate new functionality into an existing sub-system in Simulink.
  • Collaborate with other engineers to design and prototype a detailed model of a system to understand observed simulated performance.
  • Design and prototype algorithms in Matlab, taking into account limitations and constraints of the target hardware.
  • Investigate the cause of anomalies observed during integration or evaluation activities, using real trials data.
  • Dependent on experience, you may lead technical activities and initiatives, or you may mentor and coach other engineers.

What we need from you:

Ideally, you will have a science-based Honours degree or equivalent experience. You will have worked in industry, or will have advanced academic research experience. We are particularly interested in speaking to you if you have experience in any of the following areas:

Systems Engineering specialisms, e.g.

  • Problem definition
  • Systems Architecture
  • Synthetic Environments
  • Performance Modelling
  • Verification and Validation
  • System of Systems

Domain specialisms, e.g.

  • Digital signal processing
  • RF systems
  • Electro-optic systems
  • Medical imaging systems, image processing, image / object classification / identification
  • Computer vision image processing (e.g. segmentation, clustering)
  • Multi-sensor data fusion and tracking
  • Real time data simulation/generation

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