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TEAM TEMPEST Principal Systems Engineer Airborne ES & ECM Architecture Design

General information


Ref. 000281


Closing Date: 29/03/2019


Job Description


Develop system architectures to enable the implementation of advanced Electronic Surveillance (ES) & Electronic Countermeasure (ECM) techniques for a for a future multi-role combat aircraft 


Key Role Attributes

TEAM TEMPEST | Architecture Modelling | Algorithm Design and Test | Requirements Definition | MATLAB | Simulink | EW Surveillance & Countermeasure Techniques | EW Receivers | EW Transmitters | Future Concepts |


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?

• Definition of architectures & requirements for sensor data processing and ECM technique generation.
• Perform systems functional analysis and refine architectures of complex multi-sensor and controller systems.
Liaise with sensors and communications technical specialist teams to design mechanisms for control of (i) the elements of the EW (ES/ECM) system, and (ii) interoperability of the connected RF receivers and transmitters.
• Perform analysis and modelling to demonstrate the effectiveness of algorithms and associated control mechanisms.
• Technical reporting of key findings and recommendations for delivery to customers & industry partners.
Travel within the UK to meet with our customers and industry partners.


What key skills and experience do you require?

• High proficiency in mathematical modelling using tools such as MATLAB and Simulink.
• Comprehensive understanding of airborne radar systems
• Good understanding of beamforming techniques would be advantageous.
• Strong numerical and analytical ability.
• Ability to cope with a high degree of design complexity and significant levels of uncertainty.
• Knowledge of EW technology, performance, operational capabilities, and use (DAS, EO / IR, Radar, Comms)
• Extensive experience of stakeholder interaction with customers and industrial partners.
• Excellent written and verbal presentation ability.
• Knowledge of architecture frameworks (e.g. SysML) tools (e.g. Enterprise Architect / Rhapsody) and requirements management methods and tools (e.g. DOORS).



Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required


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.





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