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BAE Systems is hiring a Principal Systems Engineer in Cowes, UK

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Would you like to play a key role in the design and development of radar products? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Systems Engineer at our site in Cowes, Isle of Wight.

As a Principal Systems Engineer, you will be working as part of the Product and Training Services (P&TS) Engineering Function that delivers all design, development, support to manufacturing and in-service support of radar products. You will be working across products such as: the Sampson multi-function radar fitted to the T45 Destroyer, the Artisan surveillance and target indication radar fitted to T23 Frigates, and the Commander Air Defence land-based radar, in service with the RAF.

Working as part of a multidiscipline team, you will be reporting to the System Design Authority for the radar product and may have one or more Systems Engineers reporting into you for key tasks and activities. 

Radar is an exciting and unique engineering field, with increasingly sophisticated electronics, materials, and signal processing, leading to remarkable advances in the cost and performance of individual and networked radar systems.  This role will provide you with the chance to develop as an engineer, with the potential for excellent career progression opportunities in the future.


Your main responsibilities as a Principal Systems Engineer will involve: 

Leading and carrying out design aspects of radar systems, to include overall radar performance prediction, design of pulse patterns, selection of various signal processing techniques, modelling and design of Moving Target Indication (MTI)/ Moving Target Detection (MTD) filter banks, estimate of radar loss budget

Modelling and running simulations of radar performance in a variety of clutter and environmental conditions to provide coverage diagrams, Probability of Detection/ Range and plot and track accuracy data

Being able to trade off principal radar parameters in order to understand design constraints and limitations

Understanding and decomposing user requirements to sub-system levels of requirements

Articulating acceptance strategies in order to sell off requirements at all systems levels

Assessing radar system performance against requirements

Directing the development of high level algorithmic activity

Specifying and managing interfaces with external systems and subsystems

Designing, developing and demonstrating system integrations

Underwriting and estimating bids, within authorised value levels, to ensure that they capture all requirements, customer obligations and acceptance criteria, achievable solutions with acceptable levels of technical risk and conformance with company and product policies and standards

Supporting the development of individuals and teams to enhance skills and competencies, such that technical capability is maintained


Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Systems Engineer:


Experience of advanced signal processing techniques

Engineering Degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering or Science subject

Good level of IT literacy

Experience of working with radar (or similar system) design


Chartered Engineer or working towards


What we're looking for in you:

You will be able to work effectively both independently, as well as within a team, with an honest and transparent attitude to the professional working environment. You will also have the ability to lead others and present technical information to a range of audiences.


Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.


BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.


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