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Senior Scientist - Navigation Systems

Location: Malvern, Worcestershire Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Client Delivery, Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Contract Contact: Alii Thorogood

Senior Scientist - Navigation Systems

Malvern

Brief

Senior Scientist with Navigation Systems knowledge needed for a multinational technology organisation based in Malvern who are looking to employ an experienced and well-rounded Senior Scientist that takes pride in their work with an in-depth knowledge of Navigation Systems and Satellite System receivers.

The successful candidate would desirably have a relevant degree - i.e. Science, Engineering, Mathematics etc. and have a keen interest in Navigation Systems.

This position will focus around the design and implementation of navigation systems, including Global Navigation Satellite System receivers.

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Senior Scientist will include:

  • Conduct the required background research to production timescales;
  • Scope solution options for system components and generate technical requirements;
  • Develop algorithms;
  • Conduct verification activities and generate reports with detailed analysis of the results;
  • Work alongside a dedicated software engineering team in a high control production environment.
  • Able to work autonomously and take responsibility for the work of themselves and others, liaising with project managers and technical leads and taking ownership of discrete packages of work.
  • Accountabilities include:
    • Research of customer needs and requirements to align technical outputs;
    • Identification, review and selection of scientific techniques, procedures and methods to undertake tasks;
    • Identification of risks and opportunities, monitoring through the lifetime of a project;
    • Ownership of specific algorithms/models, i.e. the go-to person for the wider Secured Navigation development team;
    • Generation of technical outputs, written reports and presentations to customers, demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with specialist and non- specialist audiences.

What experience you need to be the successful Senior Scientist:

  • A degree in Science, Engineering or Mathematics, or an equivalent, nationally recognised professional qualification.
  • Demonstrable experience working as part of multi-disciplined technical teams, responsible for delivery of defined components, sub-systems or functionality.
  • Functional Knowledge in any of the following areas:
    • Data Fusion Techniques (including Weighted Least Squares Estimation and Kalman Filtering)
    • Digital signal processing knowledge (including GNSS signal structures, acquisition techniques, tracking techniques, interference and multipath mitigation)
      • Modelling/ simulation of navigation systems/ sensors
      • Mathematical Modelling;
      • Algorithm design/ documentation;
      • MATLAB modelling
    • Performance analysis, e.g. accuracy, integrity, continuity of service
    • Working in a software development environment to assist with requirements analysis and functional Architectural Design. A dedicated software engineering team will provide support here but the individual will have demonstrated an ability to:
      • Write MATLAB code to defined high control coding standards;
      • Document work to appropriate standard;
      • Define appropriate unit tests and undertake tests to prove software robustness;
      • Define appropriate system tests and undertake tests to prove system performance;
      • Work in a team on a shared design and code base.
  • Innovative self-starters able to show initiative. We're looking for enthusiastic team players who can help develop concepts and solutions to our customers' challenges.
  • Good analytical skills. Able to make evaluative judgements based on modelling and simulation or analysis of factual information.
  • Sound and comprehensive communications skills in order to exchange complex information both within the team and to external customers.

Must have SC Clearance to start

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Scientist to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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