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Principal Engineer - Space Communications - DSP, RF

  • Location: Chelmsford
  • Salary: competitive per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 8 months ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Emma Bainbridge
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Client: BAE Systems
  • Expiry Date: 21 January 2022
  • Job Ref: BBBH76753_1631107219

Do you want to work at the forefront of technology? Are you interested in supporting solutions in Cyber and Electronic Warfare? If so, the following permanent role may be right for you…

We are looking to recruit a Principal Engineer to work within the Electronic Systems Capability based in Great Baddow, near Chelmsford, Essex.

We are looking for a candidate that can lead work in the development of signal processing algorithms for space communication links (both RF and optical). The candidate should have a good knowledge of ECSS and CCSDS standards relating to space data links and navigation and a reasonable knowledge of what is possible with RF and optical links and how to optimise performance within cost/platform constraints. The candidate will need to be comfortable with analysis and modelling of communications and navigation systems using Matlab/Simulink.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading a team of multi-disciplined scientists and / or engineers to execute projects for customers

  • Promote the technical excellence of Artificial Intelligence through generation of patents and external publicity in scientific journals and / or the press

  • Identifying and delivering internally funded work that builds capability for exploitation in line with the AI strategy

  • Assisting with the development of new business opportunities and participate in the timely generation of high quality, well planned and innovative bids with an acceptable level of risk

You will have:

  • A degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Communications, Physics, Electronic/Electrical Engineering or a related discipline).

  • Solid grounding in engineering with typically >10 years' experience in an engineering or technology based environment, working on complex, multi-disciplinary projects

  • Experience in digital signal processing techniques and the ability to design processing architecture relating to communications and signal processing systems

  • Have a good knowledge of communications protocols

  • Working knowledge of one or more programming languages is essential, preferable C, Unix programming and fluent in Matlab

The package:

You'll receive a very competitive salary (please get in touch for details on this) and other benefits including pension, life assurance and 25 days' (plus bank holidays). In addition there are other non-tangible benefits including a commitment to training, development and career development.

How to apply:

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader so if you're interested in learning more please send your CV by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

*** Please note this role requires UK defence security clearance to SC level as a minimum, you must be SC clearable to apply for this role ***

JAM Recruitment is acting as an employment agency with regards to this position.

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