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System Design Lead

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Systems Engineer will involve:

  • Ownership of requirements, design and implementation, system integration and test, within schedule and estimates

  • Adherence to systems engineering practices

  • Reporting on progress and providing feedback to team members and leadership

  • Production of appropriate technical documentation

  • Design of technical solutions, integrating COTS hardware and software

  • Planning and Estimating development activities

  • Management of technical risk

  • Working with customers to support delivered systems and resolve issues

As part of the engineering team you will work closely with team members, and support the team and/or project leadership in daily activities.

You may also be asked to lead teams.

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Systems Engineer:

Competence in:

  • Requirements Engineering

  • Defining architectures (e.g.


  • Defining and managing interfaces between systems

  • System integration and testing, including acceptance activities

  • Configuration management

  • Model-based systems engineering including SySML

Understanding of:

  • C2 Systems

  • Communications and Networking

  • Security Architectures

  • Training and Logistics systems

  • Physical and Electrical Safety, Security and Environmental compliance

What we're looking for in you:

  • A 'can do' attitude; deliver within agreed budgets and timescales

  • Self-organisation and good time management

  • You are innovative and able to drive improvement

  • You take responsibility for own & team work packages and for delivery

  • Experience of mentoring more junior staff and leading teams is desirable

  • Occasional travel may be required

Ideally you have an honours degree or equivalent professional qualification in a relevant STEM subject, although relevant knowledge and experience may offset the qualification requirements.

You will be required to obtain full Security Clearance.

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.