System Engineer – Interoperability Capability Owner

Oakdale, Blackwood
Competitive + Benefits
18 Apr 2018
15 May 2018

General Dynamics UK is looking for engineers to be part of an exciting new programme for the Ministry of Defence that will modernise the existing tactical mobile network for the British Armed Forces. The programme delivers new capability and performance of the computing, communications and situational awareness for the soldier.

The programme will develop and deliver a new system based on an open tactical CIS architecture that integrates existing and new communication products. The system includes specification and procurement of software and hardware products as well as development of new hardware and software products and software interfaces to open up the existing tactical CIS system to support reduced integration effort and cost while enabling the system for future evolution with new technology and capability.

The Role:

In order to deliver the TP programme GDMS have adopted an Agile Methodology in the form of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) and is applying it across the whole system and product development lifecycle. This is as a step change approach from traditional waterfall delivery model designed to enable continuous delivery and validation of solutions, with flexibility to respond to changing customer requirements, foster innovation and promote collaborative working between team and Customer stakeholders based on shared interest, values and goals. 

The role is for an experienced system engineer with relevant subject matter expertise that can be applied to the specification, design, development and validation of solutions for interoperability between the EvO TacCIS system and external systems, including the legacy BCIP system; and integration of legacy equipment and platforms with EvO. This is a senior appointment and is suited to a motivated individual who is willing to step up, take ownership and lead the definition of capability to be delivered, working closely with the customer and development teams to ensure high level requirements are translated into working solutions that can be regularly demonstrated through the agile programme increments.

The Person:


  • Subject matter expertise in systems interoperability including information exchange requriements, interoperability formats and standards, gateway equipment, information exchange interface , planning and security considerations, and other lines of development
  • Expertise aquired through experience in specifying solutions and approaches for the integration of legacy equipment and software with consideration of backwards compatibility, maintainability etc
  • Competence and developed skillset in engineering methods and tools for requirements management, architecture definition, design elaboration, verification & validation
  • Demonstrable understanding of the system engineering lifecycle and phases, and challenges associated with system engineering in a delivery focused, commercially organisation.
  • Familiarity with all aspects of systems delivery including Safety, Security, Human Factors, Training, Support considerations•
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills as well as motivation, integrity, professionalism, flexibility, commitment and innovation


  • Experience in using the SAFe / Agile methodologies for systems or software development

Experienced in the use of one or more the following engineering tools: DOORs, PTC Integrity Modeller, IBM Rational Rhapsody, RTC, RQM

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