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TEAM TEMPEST Senior Systems Engineer Airborne EW - Sensor Algorithm and Control Design

General information


Ref. 000280


Closing Date: 29/03/2019


Job Description


Design, build, and demonstrate an EW system controller to coordinate multiple ES / EA / ECM elements within an EW system and wider platform capabilities for a future multi-role combat aircraft

Key Role Attributes

TEAM TEMPEST | Architecture Modelling | Requirements Definition & Management | Algorithm & Control, Design & Test | MATLAB | Simulink | Airborne EW Sensor & Communication Systems | Future Concepts | Design & Development

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 requirements for control of the elements of the EW system and central processing of the sensor data.
• Perform systems functional analysis and refine architectures of complex multi-sensor and controller systems.
• Development of algorithms for data fusion and innovative processing methods.
Liaise with sensors and communications technical specialist teams to design mechanisms for control of the elements of the EW System, and interoperability of the RF transmitters and receivers.
• Perform analysis and modelling to demonstrate the effectiveness of algorithms and control mechanisms.
• Technical reporting of key findings and recommendations.
Travel within the UK to meet with our customers and industry partners.


What key skills and experience do you require?


• Proficiency in the use of mathematical modelling tools such as MATLAB and Simulink.
• Experience in mathematical modelling of RF, EO / IR sensor and communication systems.
• Strong numerical and analytical ability.
• Knowledge of EW technology, performance, operational capabilities, and use (DAS, EO / IR, Radar, Comms)
• Good 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