Navigation Algorithm Design Engineer

Navigation Algorithm Design Engineer

Job Title: Navigation Algorithm Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol, England
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 896388_1615392257
Contact Name: Tony Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 10, 2021 16:04

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 join the Guidance, Control and Navigation Department, working across a range of contract and research activities. Navigation algorithms are central to the design and development of our client's complex guided weapon systems products and they are developed at many stages of the lifecycle of the product including:

*Research studies to investigate algorithms for future developments.
*Algorithms to support initial missile feasibility and concept studies.
*Algorithms in support of assessment and development programmes.
*Algorithms to support upgrades for in-service products.

You will be responsible for development of specific algorithms or studies to support key programmes and responsibilities can include concept studies, algorithm design and trade-off studies, trials preparation, trials analysis and reporting, architecture definition, algorithm and model validation. You will be autonomous and will be able to act as a point of contact for department interactions with other project teams such as Simulation and Modelling, Software, Hardware-in-the Loop, Systems Design & Validation and Technical Quality.

To be considered for this role you will need to be qualified to PhD level with relevant industrial/product experience. Your qualifications/experience will need to have strong mathematical content e.g. Aerospace Engineering, Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics.

You will need strong programming skills (including MATLAB), plus previous demonstrable programming, real-time implementation, validation & verification and navigation experience. Relevant experience with the state-of-the-arts navigation algorithms, Navigation Algorithm design, comparative evaluation and testing is a strong advantage.

Ideally will 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

We would welcome interest from candidates from a variety of industries including avionics and aerospace, computer vision, robotics, autonomous systems within the mobile phone or GNSS industries.

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

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

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