Battle Modelling Engineer
An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic individual to join 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 participate in the development, use and international sharing of a wide range of real time and non-real time simulation software tools for missiles, sensors, and aircraft, including the FOX operator-in-the-loop air combat simulator.
- Member of a small functional UK team working in an international environment.
- Lead assigned tasks that contribute to 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.
- Lead analytical studies and experimentation using the battle modelling toolset – includingair-air combat tactical studies and missile performance investigation & comparisons
- Assist with Customer and VIP visits, demonstrations and export campaigns.
What’s in it for you?
- Build on your knowledge of software development and testing methods.
- Work with physics-based models and computerised “wargames”.
- Build on your knowledge of defence systems including data fusion algorithms, aeronautics, sensors, guidance and control algorithms.
- Work with 2D and 3D graphics using Open GL and Qt.
- Contribute to the modelling of tactics, weapon effectiveness and aircraft performance.
- Become a “pilot” in a flight simulator environment and help develop future tactics.
- Opportunities to interact with the Military User and host VIP visits.
What’s great about the team?
As a member of the Battle Modelling team within Future Systems you will be working in a dynamic, forward looking and international environment, supporting studies for 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. Tasks are relatively short duration and we often have to respond at short notice.
What are we looking for?
- Ideally Degree (or equivalent) in an Engineering or Science discipline.
- Experience across two or more programming languages (C, C++, FORTRAN, Visual Basic, MATLAB, Open GL, Python).
- Practical experience in software requirements, development, testing and verification, and working with data structures, algorithms and scripting in a Windows or Linux environment.
- Experience of numerical modelling techniques (e.g. Probabilistic, Optimization and Monte-Carlo methods).
- Willingness to build defence domain knowledge, and an interest in mathematical modelling of military tactics and equipment.
- Proven ability to communicate to a non-expert audience, including report writing and presentation skills.
What would you get?
- Competitive salary, 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.
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