9517 CIS Senior Systems Engineer

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    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £48000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits

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    Tom Parsons

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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CIS Senior Systems Engineer



c.£48,000 - £60,000

The role:

Working in, or technically leading, project teams as a System Engineer with strong requirements engineering skills, able to operate throughout a project's lifecycle to engage with stakeholders, scope and elicit their needs, engineer these into a structured, disciplined model of their requirements and support subsequent acquisition of a solution.

Key Accountabilities:

* Working flexibly either as part of a team or singly, delivering Requirements Engineering projects to support internal and external customers in their planning and management of acquisition, research or product development activities.
* Identifying, engaging and managing internal and external stakeholder communities.
* Analysing stakeholder needs and expectations to elicit, document and manage their requirements for a capability.
* Analysing customer requirements and translating them into logical system requirements and constraints
* Managing complex information sets.
* Supporting the procurement phase of projects.
* Supporting the V&V phase of projects.
* Collaborating with project teams as a solution develops to ensure its continuing compliance to requirements.
* Identification of, and reporting back on, additional customer business opportunities.

Person Specification
Essential Education, Qualifications and Training:
* Degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering or technical discipline, or proven experience working in an equivalent engineering role. (Typ. Aerospace / Mechanical / Electronics / Systems Engineering, Physics)
* Intention to join appropriate professional body.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

* An ability to understand and analyse business need (Operational User / Mission Need) and articulate these as requirements. It would be beneficial (not essential) if this included evidence of having worked on or with operational analysts
* An ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders (often with conflicting or unsupportive views) to establish and validate this need, and provide supporting argument / evidence to business cases. Evidence of developing stakeholder support through influence would also be desirable
* Experience of translating business need into high level requirements and design, at the enterprise level, covering the range of elements that make up capabilities (e.g. pan DLOD, PPITF)
* Ability to work with other Project/Systems Engineering and Subject Matter Experts to develop detailed designs and planning.
* Experience of planning for integration, verification and validation across defence or UKIC
* Experience of undertaking IV&V across either of these communities but ideally defence
* Experience of capability rollout (transfer to operations), generating business outcomes.
* Experience of undertaking the above using Agile (desirable) and 'V' (Essential) lifecycles.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:
* Knowledge of the particular domains we operate within:
o Cryptography and Key Management
o Vulnerability Research (CN*)
o Cyber Defence
o Cyber Exercising
* Requirements Engineering experience
* Understanding of the difference between Stakeholder/User Requirements, System Requirements and Design Specifications
* Broad understanding of MOD and industry standard acceptance processes
* Good negotiation and presentation skills
* Proficiency in DOORS® use
* Understanding of Information Management principles
* Solid Systems Engineering knowledge
* Experience of supporting acquisition projects

Desirable Criteria:
* Experience in the defence domain
* Understanding of architectures, including enterprise architecting
* Understanding of Information Management principles.
* Model Based Systems Engineering
* Architectural Framework (e.g. MODAF, TOGAF) experience
* Flexibility to travel as required to support project activities

To Apply

If you're ready to apply, fantastic! Click "apply" and if your CV is shortlisted I will be in touch.

If you need any further information drop me (Tom) an email