Platform Systems Engineer

Ref No. EMP401352
Location Bristol, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (12 months)
Job Status Closed
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We are now recruiting for a defence client in Bristol for 3 Platform Systems Engineers to join the team responsible for designing the next generation of the IFF Mode 5 system. These are 12 month initial contracts.


DOORS, MODAF, Military Communications, IFF Mode 5

The Job

Platform Systems Engineer (Mode 5 UK)

Location: Bristol

Rate: £395.60p/d max

Job Description

A Platform Systems Engineer is needed to join the systems engineering team within the Mode 5 IFF programme IPT (Integrated Project Team)

The Mode 5 team, customers and PDO's are spread across the UK (and abroad) these roles will be based in Bristol but may require frequent UK travel and occasion foreign travel.

Key Responsibility Areas

Working under direction from the UK Mode 5 IFF Platform IPT Engineering Lead, this position is a hands-on role ensuring Technical input is delivered for assigned platforms.

Applying your knowledge of systems engineering to undertake assigned activities, delivering to agreed performance targets, including cost and schedule.

Work closely with engineering and other functions within the IPT to manage design changes and solve problems on complex systems

Working to ensure delivery of the technical solution for the allocated platforms ahead of schedule, to achieve IOC and FOC.

Working with PDOs and their technical team to ensure Maturity Design Gate Reviews are held and achieved ahead of schedule.

Working hands on with guidance and support from specialists to ensure that all engineering aspects are considered and assessed through Maturity Design Gate Reviews to ensure design integrity, including Systems Architecture (MODAF) Human Factors, System Design, Configuration Management, ILS, Security, Safety and Interoperability with other platform systems.

Update and maintenance of all platform documentation are completed for use with suppliers and delivery to the customer, including Platform Requirements Database (DOORS), and the Verification and Validation Requirements Matrix (VVRM)

Completing tasks in accordance with appropriate processes and procedures to a high standard.


A degree-level qualification (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline

Demonstrable experience of the systems engineering lifecycle, with particular focus on early lifecycle phases

Ability to produce clear and concise technical documentation

Ability to demonstrate and apply system-level thinking

A proven track record in schedule adherence and achieving high standards

Knowledge of new and existing Mode 5 IFF technologies and products

Self-motivated with an aptitude to problem solving and ability to drive difficult issues to conclusion

Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, and the ability to interact with subject matter experts regarding a range of technical and operational topics

Able to work with minimum direction/supervision on complex tasks

Confidence and ability to challenge/respond to technical/process issues.


Previous experience of working with IFF systems.

Worked with Regulatory Authorities such as QinetiQ Boscombe Down.

Worked with DE&S customer teams.

Previous experience in conducting End to End test planning and execution.

Hands on experience with some of the software tools used on the programme, DOORS, System Architect, Teamcenter, SAP is preferred. Where this is not available, experience in similar toolsets with a good understanding on how the capability works is required.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

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