Integration Manager – RF/Microwave/IR System Hardware

Competitive Salary & Benefits
13 Jun 2018
13 Jul 2018
Rosie Connor
The opportunity
To be involved in:
  • Seeker Integration – integrating seeker hardware including developing test solutions for development and production
  • Trials Support – building up seeker hardware and test equipment from requirements to allow evaluation of design from concept through to system level trials on various platforms
  • Qualification Testing – assessing requirements, developing test schemes with the systems team and performing testing to allow the qualification of a seeker product for intended platforms.
  • Certification - supporting certification of products, including trials installations, including safety and dependability, hazard analysis, creating operating procedures for trials
  • In Service Support – providing effective support to customers including assessing queries, investigating in service observations and analysing test information from customer returns
The Role
  • Integrating and testing seeker RF/microwave sub-modules and other seeker sub-systems including DSPU, power supply, mechanical systems
  • Acting as a team leader  for the RF/microwave design team, supporting the Engineering Manager in the delivery of the seeker design and integration activities
  • Developing seeker hardware from lab concept through to hardware suitable for series production, including defining seeker design and build standards using specific configuration management tools
  • Carrying out technical investigations to provide data for problem assessment, design improvements and support development of solutions to technical issues
  • Producing and maintaining test documentation associated with seeker sub-unit and seeker level testing including development test schedules and test result sheets
  • Participating in design reviews including assessing design maturity
  • Managing external suppliers with procurement teams including visiting suppliers, assisting with first article inspection and technical issues
  • Arranging test facilities to perform development and qualification activities, supporting facilities to perform trials
  • Supporting the planning  and reporting of integration activities, providing input to the Engineering Manager on a regular basis
What’s in it for you?
  • This role offers an opportunity to be part of a successful team working at the forefront of technology, developing new and innovative seeker solutions from complex requirements. You will gain experience in RF/microwave seeker technologies and hardware engineering design and integration practices.
  • You will be involved in various stages of seeker development from the concept stage through hardware design, development, proving including manufacture. There will be opportunities for travel both within the UK and abroad in support of seeker integration, trials and manufacture.
  • A mixture of formal and on the job training will be available to introduce new concepts and build on existing skills and experience.
What’s great about the team?
  • Seeker Division within MBDA are responsible for undertaking the systems design, performance evaluation, integration, design verification and certification of RF Seeker sub-systems and multi-mode seekers including a RF sub-mode. These activities provide a consistent systems engineering approach to all the stages of RF Seeker development from concept to in service support.
  • Seeker integration managers provide the main interface between the sub-unit design teams, systems team, trials team, manufacturing and the other support departments. They also interface with internal and external customers and suppliers on technical issues.
  • The integration team have a proven track record in understanding and developing RF/microwave and multimode seekers to meet demanding customer needs and constantly develop new technologies aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our products.
What are we looking for?
Ideally degree qualified or equivalent with the following skills and experience:-
  • Technical Skills and Experience
    • Experience of integrating RF/microwave, electronic and mechanical systems
    • Knowledge of RF/microwave, electronic and mechanical design methods and tools
    • Familiarity with radar and control systems and digital signal processing an advantage
    • Ability to diagnose hardware problems using various methods; eg: visual inspection, data analysis
    • Experience of working with other teams including systems and manufacturing
    • Ability to produce high quality written reports and presentations to internal and external customers
  • Other Skills and Experience
    • Developed sense of commercial and financial awareness
    • Consistent ability to deliver required output within agreed timescales
    • Willingness to learn about projects, tools & methods
    • Demonstrate persistence to get the job done
    • Ability to build good working relationships with team members and external departments, suppliers and customers, acting as a team leader when required
    • Familiarity with project control and reporting an advantage
What you would get
  • Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, discounted private healthcare scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), and superb learning and development opportunities.
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