Communication Solution Architect
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Ampthill
1d ago

Job Description

  • Lockheed Martin (UK) Ampthill are embarking on an exciting and growing range of long term national and international programmes and opportunities in a number of domains including Ground Based Air Defence;
  • these all build upon and exploit the proven LMUK SkyKeeper BMC4i product and will form a robust and major business area on the LMUK Ampthill site.

    Due to the predicted growth, we need critical subject matter experts to underpin these developing business streams. These roles require high calibre, proven individuals with focused skills and experience in order to design, integrate and deliver real systems.

    the successful applicants will operate at the core of this expanding team driving technical direction and developing junior staff.

    These are challenging senior roles requiring talented individuals who will be correspondingly rewarded.

    The Communication Solution Architect will act as the subject matter expert and technical authority for all aspects of RF Communications design and integration, reporting to the Chief Engineer.

    The Communication Solution Architect is part of the Systems Engineering team and is responsible for providing consultation and leading the development of solution architectures.

    The Communication Solution Architect will also provide company representation and mentoring for all RF Communications-related engineering matters.

    The Communication Solution Architect will have specific and substantial experience in developing and integrating tactical communications solutions.

    Experience should relate to mission analysis, requirements development, system design, modelling and simulation, integration, verification test, acceptance and certification for both hardware and software aspects of communications systems.

    The Communication Solution Architect will be required to support in-service communication system projects, SkyKeeper opportunities and align future SkyKeeper product development with future communications technology innervations.

    Specifically, the Communication Solution Architect will :

  • Undertake technical trade studies on communications technology options.
  • Work with potential communications suppliers to understand the benefits, performance and growth paths for their product
  • Understand the impact of the communications system(s) on overall system behaviour and performance
  • Understand the impact of the communications system(s) on different solution architectures.
  • Technically review and challenge communications suppliers on their products, reports and observed performance.
  • Maintain currency on Communications developments and relevant standards
  • Understand nuances of communications system limitations and behaviours at system level.
  • Understand and develop at sub-system level, requirements and interface definition for any communications interfaces.
  • Represent the company at industry and customer events
  • Business Environment

    Lockheed Martin (UK) Ampthill is a rapidly changing, dynamic part of the Lockheed Martin Corporation with both domestic and international customers.

    It consists of three business areas focusing on Vehicles, Special Projects and Mission Support, which provide a variety of products and services to the MoD and other customers including the Warrior CSP, Scout and support to the Land Environment Air Picture Provision capability.

    We are looking for talented individuals to join the company, in return, we can offer an exciting and challenging career path.

    Please note that Lockheed Martin Ampthill work a 9 day fortnight with the site closed every second Friday.

    Clearance Required for Role

    Graduate, Intern or Apprentice Vacancy?

    Required skills, qualifications and experience

    A typical applicant for this role will have :

  • Experience designing and integrating tactical / strategic RF data & voice communications networks into Land-based Command & Control systems.
  • Experience of technologies across the spectrum from HF to Microwave and including MANET, Tactical 4G LTE and Satcom products.
  • Experience in conducting technical trade studies on communications options.
  • Understanding of current military waveforms and standards.
  • Understand and Manage Cyber Security aspects of the communications design / solution.
  • Understand the impact of the comms system(s) on the overall system behaviour and performance.
  • Experience of managing sub-system requirements and ICD for a Communications system.
  • Experience working with potential Communication System suppliers to understand the benefits, performance and growth paths for their products
  • Knowledge of communications systems limitations and behaviours at system level.
  • Knowledge of the integration of Integrate Software Defined Radio (SDR) technologies and their application in military systems.
  • Desired skills, qualifications and experience

  • Experience of Ground Based Air Defence Systems
  • Experience of Battlefield Management C4i Systems
  • Experience of Battlefield Communications Systems & Networks
  • Experience in the Verification lifecycle
  • Experience of systems engineering lifecycle through the life of a large-scale systems development programme, ideally in the Command & Control domain
  • Development of Verification & Acceptance (V&A) statements
  • Knowledge of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) using IBM Rational Rhapsody or similar
  • Knowledge of IT Network fundamentals.
  • Change proposal assessment and embodiment
  • Equal Opportunity Statement

    Lockheed Martin recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

    Discrimination on any of these grounds is expressly forbidden. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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