System Engineer Team Leader (Software Systems)

Oakdale, Blackwood
Competitive plus bonus & flexible benefits
11 Sep 2017
11 Oct 2017

System Engineer Team Leader (Software Systems)


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.

To meet this challenge, General Dynamics UK is looking for Engineering and Project Managers, System Architects, Systems Engineers, Platform Engineers, Software Engineers and Test Engineers to work on the development, integration and test of the system and products.

The Role:

The successful candidate will lead a small team which will have responsibility for addressing specific Architecture, System Design and Configuration Item Specification to meet the needs of internal product development teams and external suppliers.

The Software technologies and applications that will be addressed by the system design include:

•           Windows and Linux OS

•           Military User applications

•           Commercial Office Applications

•           Voice and Multi Media

•           Information Systems

•           Communications System Management

•           Network Management

The Person:

Leading a Multi-Disciplined engineering team, following an agile development methodology to deliver allocated elements of the System Engineering aspects of the programme.

In addition to leading the team the successful candidate will be responsible for delivering aspects of the following and ensuring the quality and completeness of the team’s contribution to the following:

  • Requirements Analysis
  • Use Case development
  • Behaviour modelling
  • Functional and Feature specification
  • Interface Specification
  • Data Model development
  • CI specification
  • Performance Analysis
  • Integration and Test Analysis
  • Trade-off analysis

Plus engaging with the Multi-Disciplines team to ensure that specialty inputs are considered and necessary SE outputs meet these discipline requirements:

  • Security
  • Safety
  • Human Factors
  • Support
  • Training
  • RM&T
  • WLC Modelling

Experience in a number of the following areas:

  • Tactical Communications Systems
  • High reliability communications systems
  • Complex User facing software systems
  • Information Management systems
  • Networking systems
  • Windows and Linux based systems
  • Developing to open standards
  • Voice and Multi Media


  • DOORS Requirements Management
  • SysML Tool such as Integrity Modeller
  • Model Based System Engineering
  • Team leadership
  • Personnel Development, Mentoring and Coaching

GDUK offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. A flexible benefits package, 25 days holiday, a compressed fortnight offering every other Friday off and an attractive bonus scheme.

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