Navigation Algorithm Design Engineer

Navigation Algorithm Design Engineer

Job Title: Navigation Algorithm Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol, England
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 896388_1580489462
Contact Name: Tony Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 31, 2020 16:51

Job Description

My client, a world leader in missiles and missile systems for the defence sector, requires a Navigation Algorithm Design Engineer to join them in Bristol and work as part of a team to develop, research, test and evaluate navigation algorithms that integrate into a wider complex weapon solution.

The Navigation Algorithm Design Engineer will be responsible for development of specific algorithms or studies to support key programmes, including concept studies, algorithm design and trade-off studies, trials preparation, trials analysis and reporting, architecture definition, algorithm and model validation. The role is stand-alone but will be a point of contact for interaction with other project teams e.g. Simulation and Modelling, Software, Hardware-in-the Loop, Systems Design & Validation and Technical Quality. You will perform technical analyses and investigations into a full range of issues and problems, preparing and developing solutions either individually or with the team. You will engage with algorithm users, understand and respond to their needs and ensure that the algorithms are fit for their intended use.

To be considered for this role, applicants will need to be PhD qualified or have strong, relevant industrial experience combined with a good Degree in e.g. Aerospace Engineering, Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics with strong mathematical content.

You will need to have relevant experience of Navigation Algorithm design and strong programming skills (including Matlab), real-time implementation, validation & verification and navigation experience. Relevant experience (ideally Post-Doctoral or industrial), with the state-of-the-art navigation algorithms, comparative evaluation and testing is a strong advantage.

You will ideally have knowledge and experience of some of the following:
*Inertial Navigation
*Aided Navigation techniques, for example but not limited to,
*Global Navigation Satellite Systems
*Terrain Referenced Navigation
*Image Based Navigation
*Radar and LADAR imaging
*Opportunistic Navigation / Signals of Opportunity
*Data fusion techniques
*Kalman filters
*Non-linear filtering
*The MathWorks products - specifically Simulink, Embedded MATLAB and Stateflow
*Model Based Design
*Configuration management
*Requirement Management e.g. DOORS and Rhapsody
*C, FORTRAN and Ada

It is possible that you might be undertaking some of these activities in one of the following disciplines/sectors: avionics and aerospace, computer vision, robotics, autonomous systems, the mobile phone industry, the GNSS industry or similar and we would welcome applications from individuals in those areas.

Navigation Algorithm Design Engineer
Salary £40-45k plus benefits DOE

Key Skills: Algorithm, Navigation, Guidance, Control, Design, Development Programming, Implementation, Validation, Verification, Evaluation, Testing, Inertial Navigation, Satellite, Matlab, Simulink, Radar, Data Fusion.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days, please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This role is a PERMANENT position