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  • Job reference: RMS0178172

Systems Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 06/04/2017
  • Duration: 6 months
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The Company:
makes the freedom of flight possible by designing, manufacturing and supporting the world's best aircraft. Its people around the globe are united by a passion for aviation, as well as their desire to create better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly.

The Role:
SC cleared position, a valid transferable SC clearance is required.

This role is based either at Stevenage or Hawthorn.
Will form part of the Systems Engineering team. This team are responsible for the provision of support to project delivery, installation of services across all Airbus Defence and Space owned sites and at customer sites (as applicable), support for the provision of Network Management Systems and Fault Management System infrastructure implementation. This role also provides service design and implementation advice to the support teams. The Systems Engineer will typically engage at the preparation for CDR stage of the project. Travel is expected to the Ground Station installations on a frequent basis. As part of the role there will also be a requirement to travel to customer installations overseas. The role is key to the delivery of Airbus Defence and Space projects enabling project timelines and revenue. The role holder will be expected to deliver high integrity engineered and documented designs. Ownership of assigned projects are key and the role holder will be expected to champion and represent the engineering discipline during the high pressure project environment in order to avoid early life failures of the customer service.
As the technical reference in the Project Team, it's important that the role holder is proactive in highlighting and recommending solutions to technical requirements and issues.

Key objectives and responsibilities:
* Verify customer requirements and high level design from pre sales.
* Identify any discrepancies or changes required to initial design
* Develop the detailed design to include end to end systems diagrams, external connectivity design, timing, IP addressing, Voice plan, network management.
* Build the equipment configuration files.
* Develop a test plan to TRR level
* Migration strategy where applicable
* Lead the presentation at Critical Design Review
* Building of the lab based test equipment.
* Running the lab based tests
* Documentation of results and leading the TRB review
* Migration and build of equipment in the SGS
* Migration, build and test of the equipment at customer location
* Running the live testing
* Documentation of the results and lead at the TRB review
* Documenting the completed design updating all documents and test results and issuing via CADM
* Successful FsDR
* Handover to Operations and Support teams

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Must have demonstrable knowledge of, IP, VOIP and MPLS systems.
* IP competent to professional level
* Knowledge of satellite communications systems.
* Knowledge and use of encryption devices including DCAP, Mini Catapan and Ectocrypt.
* Knowledge of serial communication protocols.
* Knowledge of test methods for the above mentioned technologies.
* Good report writing and general communication skills.
* Must be analytical and able to diagnose and recommend problem resolution.
* Engineering degree or equivalent
* And must have a CCNP/CCDP

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