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TEAM TEMPEST Airborne Communications Model-Based Systems Engineering

General information


Ref. 000265


Closing Date: 29/03/2019


Job Description


Design and development of a common and coherent future airborne communications system model using an MBSE approach, to support requirements, architecture, design, and test activities


It’s essential that the engineering team have a common and accurate understanding of the system under development at all stages of the lifecycle. A MBSE methodology shall be adopted to provide a unified view of the system. 


Key Role Attributes


Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) | Modelling Languages (e.g. SysML) | Modelling | Requirements Management | Verification & Validation Airborne Communication Systems | Written & verbal Presentation Ability |


What type of project will you be working on?


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

 What will you do? 


• Utilise specialist MBSE knowledge to develop, employ and communicate MBSE methodology and toolset.
Produce guidelines to ensure common and coherent understanding and employment of MBSE methodology.
• Own and manage requirements to ensure coherence with MBSE approach and to support / inform design teams.
• Ensure modelling follows a unified process and is generated with suitable quality to support required DAL targets.
• Establish appropriate modelling methods to be utilised for airborne communication systems.
• Providing technical leadership and mentoring in MBSE techniques, requirements, and system analysis.
Coordinate technical outputs from multiple internal stakeholders (e.g. subsystem maturity assessments, subsystem technical route maps).
• Provide technical assessment and advice to other technical leads within the communications team.
• Develop reports and presentations for delivery to customers & industry partners.
Travel within the UK to meet with our customers and industry partners.


What will this role provide you with?


 • Prestige: You can be at the forefront of the provision of a truly significant UK defence programme; Tempest.
• Influence: You will be able to apply your knowledge and experience to influence the next generation of sensor and communication systems for a next generation combat aircraft.
• Teamwork: You will work alongside like-minded professional engineers in a highly collaborative environment.
• Continuous Learning: You’ll be supported in your ongoing professional development though training and mentoring.
• Connections: You will be joining an expansive team of around 7,000 people at six major sites across the UK.
• Legacy: We are proud of our rich heritage in Electronic Warfare (EW); over 100 years of EW history. Today we’re providing the latest advances in radio frequency technology and you can be part of the next 100 year legacy.




Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • Expertise with MBSE / architecture tools, languages, and frameworks.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of working across the full systems engineering lifecycle.
  • Experience of presenting a formal design reviews and establishing evidence for certification.
  • Formal requirements capture, definition, and management methods within an MBSE framework, using DOORS.
  • Substantial systems architecture design and requirements verification & validation experience.
  • Extensive use of modelling languages (e.g. SysML) and model-based analysis methodologies.
  • Understanding of airborne communications systems and their associated sub-systems.
  • Ability to cope with a high degree of design complexity and significant levels of uncertainty.
  • Minimum of undergraduate degree in engineering, mathematics, or physics.
  • Team leadership and/or mentoring of junior personnel.
  • Working with and influencing stakeholders (internal and external).
  • Strong aptitude for problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation ability.





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