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TEAM TEMPEST Airborne Communications Data Link Management System

General information


Ref. 000264


Closing Date: 25/01/2019


Job Description



• Cutting-Edge: You will be part of 'Team Tempest' (announced at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow), developing state-of-the-art airborne electronic systems for the most advanced fighter aircraft ever to be made.
• Innovative: You will be involved with novel product development and emerging technologies that have been supported by Leonardo's £200m annual investment in research and development.
• Challenging: This project will push the boundaries of innovation, technology, and the ingenuity of our engineering community to bring about a step change in performance and capability of our airborne electronic systems.
• Collaborative: Leonardo's participation in Team Tempest will involve UK-wide collaboration across multiple business areas including, Electronic Warfare, Radar Systems, and Communication Systems.
• Customer-Focused: You will be supporting the future needs of the UK Royal Air Force and working closely with our customer will be vital to ensure that our solutions meet their future operational needs.



Key Responsibility Areas



• Lead a team of engineers tasked with performing feasibility studies and analysis to inform requirements.
• Develop the DLMS technical solution and oversee the integration of communications bearers into the DLMS.
• Determine the DLMS requirements and architecture, and own the system development and delivery.
• Perform COTS / MOTS / STTE trade-off studies and analysis to inform later stages of development.
• Provide robust test and verification plans for the established design.
• Influencing requirements and design decisions and contributing to change review boards.
• Develop reports and presentations for delivery to customers & industry partners.
• Travel within the UK to meet with our customers and industry partners.



Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required



• Understanding of the operation of different bearer technologies required for digital communications.
• Understanding of the different methods for data translation, encapsulation, compression and encryption.
• Knowledge of IP/UDP and Stream protocols, (e.g. STANAG 7085).
• Formulating requirements for red-black separation (supported by Information Assurance / Security SME).
• Understanding of tactical data link models, particularly the TADIL J messaging protocol.
• Understanding of network bridges / switches/ gateways & security (wrt to the NATO IEG reference model).
• Understanding of VPN and Tunneling principles.
• Experience of communications systems modelling.
• Understanding of VMF and MIL-C-6017.
• Knowledge of UK/NATO data communications standards, procedures and systems.
• Knowledge of the processes for the implementation of IP Cores for the functional blocks in a modem.
• Knowledge of the impact of transmission latency and jitter on the scheduling of information from different sources.
• Knowledge of the impact of fading onto the adaptation of carrier to mitigate the fading (adaptive rate, code and MODCOD methods).
• Knowledge of the management of QOS marking in the control of the reliability of stream interface.
• Minimum of undergraduate degree in Communications/Computer/Network Engineering (or equivalent).
• Experience of working across the full the systems engineering lifecycle.
• Ability to cope with a high degree of design complexity.





Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,600 employees. With its offices and industrial plants, the Company is present in 180 sites worldwide, with a significant industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, the UK, the U.S. and Poland) as well as strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets.


Contact information:

Recruitment Team

Email: leonardo.gb@mailhr.info

Phone: 0333 999 3379