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Principal Systems Engineer

Principal Systems Engineer

Job TypePermanent
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New Year New Role?
I am on the lookout for a highly skilled Systems Engineer to join a world class Aerospace and Defence company, focused on the development of combat aircrafts, this opportunity is extremely interesting and rewarding.
The Principal Systems Engineer will need to be a highly experienced systems engineer, familiar with working on large and complex systems within the defence industry, with a mind-set towards system-of-system (SoS) design and development.  

  • Develop conceptual architectures through to implementation for sensor management and sensor data exploitation.
  • Work closely with sensor and communication technical specialist teams to:
  1. Define requirements and architectures for the integrated sensing suite.
  2. Design control mechanisms for elements of the integrated sensing suite.
  3. Develop and challenge system modelling and analysis approaches.
  • Perform behavioural analysis and develop structural composition through modelling to demonstrate the effectiveness of architectures and control mechanisms.
  • Define and influence system-level requirements, architectures and interface definitions, utilising the Systems Modelling Language (SysML) and MBSE methodologies.
  • Continually assess system design, including the measure of effectiveness for compliance against user and system requirements, alongside key performance parameters.
  • Work in an Agile way and collaboratively develop candidate architectures/solutions within MBSE processes across a multi-site team.
  • Create formal specifications, reports and presentations for delivery to internal and external customers and industry partners.
  • Travel within the UK to collaborate with other teams, meet with our customers and/or industry partners.


    • Experience working with high-performance RF / EO / IR sensor systems.
    • Familiarity with use of SysML and MBSE modelling methodologies.
    • Experience following recognised architectural frameworks and engineering processes.
    • Strong proficiency in architecture and requirements generation and management.
    • Experience in interface definition for complex systems.
    • Self-motivated with a strong aptitude for problem-solving and decision-making within projects involving design complexity and uncertainty.
    • Good understanding of acceptance criteria relating to requirements and architecture sign-off at varying stages of maturity.
    • Experience in mentoring team members on MBSE and supporting the development of architectural skills and techniques within a team.
    • Experience of collaborating with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.


    • Demonstrable knowledge of sensor technology (e.g. EW, Radar, EO/IR) performance, operational capabilities, mission use (including methods for Integrated Sensing & Non-Kinetic Effects).
    • Proficient in the use of Cameo Systems Modeler or an equivalent SysML based MBSE software package.
    • Awareness and/or experience in managing and maintaining MBSE Configuration Control.
    • Experience in the auto-generation of documentation from SysML models
    If this looks like the role you’ve been waiting for, please get in touch ASAP!

    Systems Engineering