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Photonics Systems Engineer

Employer
BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Location
Great Baddow, Chelmsford
Closing date
20 Sep 2022
Reference
115257
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Job Details

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

Launched in 2022, Digital Intelligence is part of BAE Systems, and has a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses around the world from advanced threats.

Digital Intelligence Labs is the research and technology arm of the BAE Systems Digital Intelligence business. In partnership with the other businesses and educational establishments, with whom we work, we innovate and develop to transform aspiration and vision into engineered reality.

We provide research & development, consultancy, specialist manufacturing and technical services for Digital Intelligence and other BAE Systems businesses. Additionally, our expertise helps the UK MoD, US Department of Defence, European Defence Agency, universities and other leading innovation organisations to achieve their goals.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and professional Engineer/Scientist into the Photonics and Acoustics Group at DI Labs based in Great Baddow, near Chelmsford, Essex.  

The Photonics and Acoustics Group undertakes research and development in a range of areas that encompasses the use and application of photonics, acoustics, and other modalities to solve real-world engineering problems, including:
•    Optical communications
•    Multi-domain communications and networking
•    Novel imaging systems
•    Distributed sensing
•    Detection and classification of explosives

We are looking for a candidate that can lead and deliver project work in these areas, and help to grow our capability and product portfolio. The candidate should ideally have experience in working on one or more of the above topics, or be able to demonstrate relevant experience in adjacent technologies and be motivated to work on the above.

The role would suit someone with a strong academic background, or who has worked in industry on the development of low TRL technologies, potentially taking them through to product.  A higher degree or equivalent experience in Photonics, or a closely related engineering/physics subject, would be an advantage.  

The role will involve leading the delivery of innovative research and development projects.  Although not essential, we particularly welcome applications from candidates with experience in managing projects, or teams.

Candidates will be expected to provide both technical and practical input into programmes, support bidding activities, and take an active role in securing future work.  For motivated candidates there will be opportunities for project and people management and for career advancement.

What you will be doing (Roles and Responsibilities)

The successful candidate would be expected to: 
•    Work with a team of multi-disciplined scientists and / or engineers to execute projects for customers.  A large proportion of the projects undertaken results in practical demonstrations at TRL 2 to 5 and operational system up to TRL 9.
•    Work independently, and deliver high quality written and practical work.
•    Demonstrate the skills to lead a team of scientists and / or engineers to execute projects for customers.
•    Promote the technical excellence of AI Labs through generation of patents and external publicity in scientific journals and / or the press.
•    Assist 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.
•    Develop & maintain key business relationships with internal and external customers, suppliers, and external institutions to support new business and awareness of the state-of-the-art.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate skills and experience in at least some of the following areas:
•    Systems engineering, design, and systems thinking
•    Model driven engineering and design-for-manufacture 
•    Experience in the use and application of optical technologies (e.g. lasers, imagers, optoelectronics, optical fibres, lenses/filters)
•    Modelling (such as Matlab/Simulink, Python, MathCAD); e.g. parametric modelling, systems simulation, image processing and analysis
•    Electronics design and specification
•    Applied software development and/or embedded processing 

The candidate must be able to attain UK SC clearance.

What we are looking for (Skills and Experience)

Qualifications / skills:

•    A degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Physics; Electronic/Electrical Engineering; or a related discipline) or equivalent experience.
•    A background in physics, electrical engineering or a related discipline is highly desirable.
•    Prior experience in high voltage and/or high power systems is essential.
•    Familiarity with test equipment used in the high power discipline would be an advantage.
•    Experience in hardware integration, development and prototyping. 
•    Solid grounding in engineering with experience in an engineering or technology based environment, working on complex, multi-disciplinary projects
•    Member of a relevant professional body, preferably a Charter Engineer or equivalent, would be advantageous.
•    Ability to assess and understand the impact of emerging technologies and how these can be applied
•    Highly motivated with the ability to quickly digest and apply new concepts and develop novel solutions to challenging problems
•    Able to understand, influence and talk with credibility (in terms of engineering principles) about areas of technology outside of own area of specific expertise
•    Good communication skills, able to present effectively to customers and at conferences if appropriate
•    Ability to work with customers or other stakeholders to capture requirements and highlight the risks and opportunities in a plan
•    Able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others, to lead or be part of a team and respect the opinions of others
•    Continually build and maintain friendly, reciprocal, and warm relationships with networks of people who may be able to assist in business winning and delivery
•    Familiarity with general purpose IT systems
•    Must be able to obtain a full SC clearance

Life at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence 

We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day. By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance well-being.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. 

About BAE Systems Digital Intelligence

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

Launched in 2022, Digital Intelligence is part of BAE Systems, and has a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses around the world from advanced threats.

Division overview: Capabilities

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Digital Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.

As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours. 

Company

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we believe that digital technology is the key to unlocking our customers’ advantage. By advancing digital technologies, we open doors to worlds of opportunities, together. We work across 6 main areas, Cyber, Defence, Delivery & Advisory, FinCrime, Intelligence and Space. Come visit us at the expo, or our website, to learn more about our opportunities.

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