Job Description

Electronic Warfare - Senior Systems Engineer

An Senior Systems Engineer is required to work on a twelve month contract, with the possibility of extension for our Defence client based in Preston.

Overview of the Systems contract role

An exciting opportunity exists to join an expanding team to deliver an electronic warfare capability for the Royal Air Force. This new role within a highly dynamic team, is to help shape the development of a Weapon System Support Rig. You will work closely within the team to ensure the successful delivery of the capability on time and budget using lean principles and agile methods.

A key aspect of the toolset is the combined development of the rig numerous suppliers from both within the UK as well as internationally. One of the major responsibilities within this role is to help the development of the rig such that it supports the processes and procedures that the customer utilises to analysis and subsequently update their mission data for the Typhoon Aircraft.

A successful candidate should have experience with systems engineering principles, specifically those around system integration as well as experience working on medium to large IT or Avionics based projects would also be very beneficial. Additionally, a background on Typhoon Defensive Aids would be desirable but not essential as new ideas and approaches will be welcomed.


The successful candidate will be required to perform tasks suitable to the internal level of this role. The role will contain, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for the development of requirements, Application design and implementation, and Application test to a high standard, within schedule and cost estimates
  • Software development of solutions
  • Testing of completed functionality
  • Adherence to project processes and software development practices
  • Reporting on progress and providing feedback to team members and leadership
  • Supporting System Test and Integration Activities
  • Production of appropriate technical documentation
  • Diagnosing and solving identified issues

The role is based in Preston, Lancashire - commutable from Blackpool, Lancaster, Morecambe, Chorley, Leyland, Blackburn, Darwen, Burnley, Skipton, Stockport, Manchester, Warrington, Wigan, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale and Oldham with excellent access from Liverpool and Leeds

If you are a Systems Engineer looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other Defence opportunities please contact Kris Foston on or phone 0161 694 9200

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