Team Lead for Defence Simulation

4 days left

Recruiter
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted
25 Sep 2018
Closes
25 Oct 2018
Ref
P7289
Contact
Rosie Connor
Discipline
Design
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
The Opportunity
An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic individual to lead the UK element of the Battle Modelling team. This team provides software tools and analytical studies for a diverse range of activities across the business, including Future Systems, Export Campaigns and VIP visits. You will be responsible for the development, use and international sharing of a wide range of real time and non-real time simulation software tools for  missiles, sensors, and platforms including the FOX operator-in-the-loop air combat simulator.
 
The Role
 Leading a small functional UK team  in a fast changing international environment, including people management, task delivery and management of a simulation lab
  • Work in close liaison with the French part of the team and provide regular reporting to the Head of Battle Modelling (Fr)
  • Directing the development and maintenance of a wide range of battle modelling software tools (in C, C++, Matlab, Visual Basic, Open GL), including real-time operator–in-the-loop air combat simulation with 3D graphics.
  • Delivery of analytical studies and experimentation using the battle modelling toolset – includingair-air combat tactical studies and missile performance investigation & comparisons
  • Liaison with internal customers to develop opportunities
  • Hosting Customer and VIP visits, and providing support to export campaigns
 
What’s in it for you?
  • You will be leading a team with specialist skills and knowledge to meet a diverse range of opportunities, as well as working internationally to build and sustain the team’s capability.
  • Varied work with a diverse range of customers / projects
  • Build on your existing software/simulation and modelling/experimentation experience
  • Opportunity to build your understanding of combat interactions at the ‘system of systems’ level , including tactics, weapon effectiveness, sensorsand aircraft performance
  • Opportunities to interact with the Military User and host VIP visits
  • Supporting a network of internal customers to develop opportunities and exploit the team’s capabilities
 
What’s great about the team?
As the UK lead for Battle Modelling within Future Systems you will be working in a dynamic, forward looking and international environment, supporting studies for the MBDA’s systems of tomorrow
  • The team has a wide range of internal customers, which provides a high level view of the business and lots of variety in all domains: Air to Air, Air Defence, Surface Attack, Strike, Battlefield. Tasks are relatively short duration and we often have to respond at short notice.
What are we looking for
  • Ability to lead teams, work as part of a team, liaise with others at all levels throughout the company, and build effective relationships with customers
  • Willingness to build and sustain capability in a specialist team
  • Management of tasks placed on the team and associated resource and facility management in a dynamic environment
  • Able to present complex issues and conclusions in a simple, convincing way that can be readily understood by customers and stakeholders at all levels
  • In-depth understanding of business drivers and non-technical issues within a given project area(s), and the ability to factor this in to analysis and conclusions
  • Appreciation of knowledge management principles
  • Understanding of export control and IT security processes
 
Technical
  • In-depth understanding and practical experience of a range of modelling and simulation techniques and how they can best be applied, with the following highly desirable:
  • Familiar with PC development environment
  • Practical experience of software lifecycle management processes
  • Experience of real time, non-real-time and constructive simulations
  • Experience of networked/distributed applications
  • Experience in C, C++, Fortran, Visual Basic, MATLAB, Open GL
  • Basic understanding of physical principles associated with weapon systems and missiles
What would you get?
  • Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.
 
 
Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance without restrictions.
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