Software Defined Radio Engineer
BAE Systems
Great Baddow, UK
18h ago

The Applied Intelligence business of BAE Systems delivers solutions which help to protect and enhance the connected world.

Our solutions combine large scale data exploitation, intelligence-grade’ security and complex services and solutions integration.

We operate in four key domains of expertise : Cyber Security, Financial Crime prevention, Communications Intelligence and Digital Transformation.

Applied Intelligence Laboratories (AI Labs) is the research and technology arm of BAE Systems Applied 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 Applied Intelligence and other BAE Systems businesses.

Additionally, our expertise helps the UK MoD, US Department of Defence, European Defence Agency, UK Sport, universities and other leading innovative organisations to achieve their goals.

We are looking for bright, enthusiastic and committed individuals to work as DSP-FPGA developers in one of our software defined radio development teams.

Relevant industry experience is preferable but most of all we are looking for bright, enthusiastic and committed individuals with a strong academic background and the ability to learn quickly.

What you will be doing (Role Duties and Responsibilities)

In this role you will :

  • Take the technical lead on projects including the direction of more junior staff
  • Develop new business opportunities and 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
  • Work with bright, enthusiastic and committed people in one of our small client-focussed engineering teams.
  • Scope, plan and be responsible for delivering innovative solutions to agreed timescales.
  • Have a strong interest in expanding technical knowledge both in areas of core expertise and more generally.
  • Ensure that all projects are undertaken in line with AI processes and governance
  • What we are looking for (Skills and Experience)

    Essential :

  • Highly motivated with a strong academic background in Engineering, Physics or Mathematics from a top tier university (typically 2 : 1 or 1st), as well as strong A Levels (typically AA in Maths and Physics).
  • Solid grounding in engineering with typically >
  • 10 years’ experience in an engineering or technology based environment

  • Prior responsibility for technical delivery of multi-disciplinary projects
  • Broad interest in wireless technology and awareness of latest industry developments.
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organised in a dynamic work environment
  • Excellent team working abilities
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Desirable :

  • Experience of FPGA development (eg VHDL).
  • Understanding of radio communications
  • Understanding of digital signal processing
  • Range of other development skills, including one or more of the following : embedded software (C), C++, Java, JSP.
  • Understanding of digital and / or analogue hardware design with some hands-on laboratory experience of debug / set-to-work.
  • Further Information

    Occasional travel may be required in this role to visit customer sites for demonstrations, installations, handovers or reviews.

    An SC level security clearance is required for this role, and candidates should already have, or be capable of obtaining UK SC clearance.

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