Senior Scientist - Secure Navigation

  • Location

    Malvern, Worcestershire

  • Sector:

    IT, Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £0.00 - £750 per day

  • Contact:

    Rebecca Millard

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    9 months

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Role: Senior Scientist - Secure Navigation

Location: Malvern

Duration: 9 months

My Client is looking to appoint an experienced scientist to fulfil a significant role in the design and implementation of Secured Navigation systems, including Global Navigation Satellite System receivers.

The role will require an individual who is confident to:

  • 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.

Key accountabilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Functional Knowledge:

We would be interested in individuals with skills in any of the following areas, especially if they have specific domain experience working with navigation systems (including GNSS, Inertial, and Integrated Multi-Sensor Navigation Systems):

  • 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 we're seeking 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.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • A good 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.

Due to the nature of the role candidates are required to hold an active SC clearance, or be willing/eligible to undergo the process.