Senior Systems Engineer

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United Kingdom, England, Basildon

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This vacancy may close at any time, if this role is of interest to you we recommend you apply as soon as possible.


The Opportunity

At Leonardo, we have a fantastic new opportunity for a Senior Systems Engineer. Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,000 employees, of which 7,000 are based in the UK.


Leonardo are looking for skilled individuals to join their Systems Engineering Function to work on a large-scale Electronic Counter-Measures (ECM) programme. We are seeking systems engineers to work across the entire system lifecycle. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the start of a project through concept to delivery. As a member of our team, you will have the ability to contribute to the requirements capture at system level, flow down of requirements to sub-systems and manage key stakeholders.


Candidates with a broad range of Systems Engineering Lifecycle expertise working in the Defence industry, coupled with Electronic Warfare and/or Countermeasures domain knowledge should apply.




  • Flexible working: We offer our employees the time and flexibility they need to enjoy a balanced life through flexible hours and part time options
  • Custom working: The role may be a mixture of home based and onsite
  • Flexible benefits: Our company-funded approach to flexible benefits allows employees to make choices appropriate for them. Each employee has access to a wide choice of lifestyle, health and wellbeing options best suited to their individual lifestyle goals.
  • Network groups : To demonstrate our ongoing commitment to diversity & inclusion we have network groups for
    • Carers (employees who care for someone who is either older, disabled or seriously ill)
    • Enable (supporting people with disabilities)
    • Equalise (development of a gender balanced workforce)
    • Pride (promoting equality for all LGBTQ+ individuals)
    • We also work in partnership with AFBE (Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers).
  • Training : Free access to Coursera which provides more than 4,000 online courses
  • Continuous Learning : You will be supported in your ongoing professional development though training and mentoring
  • Investors in People : We are proud recipients of the Investors in People Silver Award
  • Employee Assistance Programme : Providing free and confidential mental health support
  • Annual leave: We offer 25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays and 12 flexi days


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What you will do

Your primary responsibility will be to enact good systems engineering practices for electronic warfare countermeasures (unmounted and mounted). Key subsystems include transmit and receive antennas, RF signal processing, electronic receivers and waveform generators.


You must be eligible for full security clearance. For more information and guidance please visit :


What we are looking for

You really must have:

  • Knowledge of RF communication systems
  • Understanding of EW countermeasures
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to steer technical interchange discussions
  • Practical application of Systems Engineering concepts across the entire lifecycle
  • Ability to define and influence requirements definition and design decisions, both within the internal project team and customer environments


It would be nice if you had:

  • Experience in RF over Copper/Ethernet/Fiber
  • Experience of developing systems which align to Open Architectures
  • Modelling experience using Matlab/Simulink toolset
  • Knowledge/Experience working with the DOORS toolset within an MBSE environment


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