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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Company Overview

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence helps nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.

We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes – often collecting and analysing huge volumes of data. These, combined with our Cyber Special forces – some of the most skilled people in the world – enable us to defend against cyber-attacks, fraud and financial crime, enable intelligence-led policing and solve complex data problems.

We are obsessed about solving problems for our customers; we bring together great minds that face tough challenges on a daily basis, and are encouraged to make a difference.

Role Summary:

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 Defense, universities and our UK industrial partners, and other leading innovation organisations to achieve their goals.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, hard-working and professional engineer into the Antennas and Electromagnetics group at AI Labs based in Great Baddow, near Chelmsford, Essex.

The Antenna and Electromagnetics group undertakes research and development across the EW spectrum from near and far-field ranges for antenna characterisation from a few hundred MHz to millimetre wave frequencies. Our research includes the in the following areas;

  • Novel antenna concepts
  • Installed antenna performance
  • Low Observable (LO) antenna design,
  • Design of microwave devices,
  • Radar range equation based calculations for radar and communication system performance prediction.
  • Evaluation of Electromagnetic Compatibility and Hazard (EMC/EMH) problems.
  • Prediction and measurement of the Radar Cross Section of civil and military vehicles and structures is undertaken, particularly in relation to LO antenna design.

The candidate does not need to have experience in all of these areas, but a good general understanding of the principles involved in undertaking work of this nature would be of benefit.

The Engineer role will involve leading the delivery of innovative research projects to quality, time and budget while working with teams of scientific and engineering staff. Candidates will be expected to provide both technical input into programmes and support bidding activities and be willing to take an active role in finding and securing future work. For motivated candidates there will be future opportunities for project and people management.

The successful candidate would be expected to:

  • Work with a team of multi-disciplined scientists and / or engineers to execute projects for customers. A large proportion of the projects undertaken will results in practical demonstrations at TRL 2 to 5 and operational system up to TRL 9
  • Have the skills to lead a team of scientists and / or engineers to execute projects for customers
  • Develop new business opportunities and timely generation of high quality, well planned and innovative bids with an acceptable level of risk
  • Provide inputs into technical strategy in line with the wider AI Labs strategy
  • Identification and delivery of internally funded (PV) work that builds capability for exploitation in line with the AI Labs strategy
  • 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
  • Promote the technical excellence of AI Labs through generation of patents and external publicity in scientific journals and / or the press
  • Ensure that all projects are undertaken in line with AI Labs process & governance.
  • Assist with the development of new business opportunities and participate in the timely generation of high quality, well planned and innovative bids with an acceptable level of risk
  • Engage with customers and AI Labs management on a daily basis
  • 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
  • Promote the technical excellence of AI Labs through generation of patents and external publicity in scientific journals and / or the press
  • Ensure that all projects are undertaken in line with AI Labs process & governance

Qualifications / Skills:

  • A 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Physics; Mathematics; Computer Science; Electronic/Electrical Engineering; or a related discipline)
  • A background in physics, electrical engineering or a related discipline is highly desirable, whist prior experience in electromagnetic prediction, although beneficial, is not essential.
  • Familiarity with general microwave test equipment such as Vector Network Analysers would be an advantage.
  • Some knowledge or an interest in technical computing, a programming language, scientific computing packages or CAD manipulation would be of benefit.
  • Good communication, presentation and report writing skills are essential
  • A higher degree in a relevant area would be advantageous
  • Solid grounding in engineering with typically >10 years’ experience in an engineering or technology based environment, working on complex, multi-disciplinary projects
  • Member of a relevant professional body, preferably at Chartered Engineer or equivalent level, would be advantageous.
  • Ability to assess and understand the impact of emerging technologies and how these can be applied
  • Highly motivated with the ability to quickly digest and apply new concepts and develop novel solutions to challenging problems
  • Able to understand, influence and talk with credibility (in terms of engineering principles) about areas of technology outside of own area of specific expertise
  • Good communication skills, able to present effectively to customers and at conferences if appropriate
  • Ability to work with customers or other stakeholders to capture requirements and highlight the risks and opportunities in a plan
  • Able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others, to lead or be part of a team and respect the opinions of others
  • Continually build and maintain friendly, reciprocal, and warm relationships with networks of people who may be able to assist in business winning and delivery
  • Familiarity with general purpose IT systems
  • Must be able to obtain full SC security clearance

About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence:

We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cyber crime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations. We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes.

Our success is down to our people. The changing nature of our business means that we’re constantly looking for the brightest talent to help us fulfil our ambitions. As an experienced professional, we’ll entrust you with responsibility; this means that you’ll have client contact, variety and support from day one.

We’ll encourage and support you to develop your skills and reward you as you grow. Whatever your area of expertise, you’ll be much more than just a job title; you’ll be an integral part of the business where your individual contribution makes a difference every day. Great minds deserve great rewards, so we also offer a very competitive salary and benefits package.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Staying competitive in today’s global marketplace requires an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.

About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.

Division overview: Capabilities

At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Applied Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.

As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.

To apply for this job please visit www.cybersecurityjobsite.com.

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