Communication System - V&V Lead

Location
Filton, City of Bristol
Salary
£47ph
Posted
24 Jan 2017
Closes
21 Feb 2017
Clearance Level
DV, None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type
Contract

Communication System - V&V Lead:

World class Defence Organisation based in Filton, Bristol is currently looking to recruit a Communication System - V&V Lead.

Please Note: you must be eligible for SC (Secret Level) Security Clearance if you’re not already cleared to that level.

The contract is initially for 6 months (ongoing after).  The hourly rate is £47 per hour.

Communication System - V&V Lead Job Description:

The Communications System V&V Lead will be responsible for System Verification and Validation of the WS Communications System:

Key Responsibilities will include:

• Requirements specification and design analysis to inform V&V planning and execution (specification of test and simulation hardware and software);
• Design Assurance Planning for the Comms System
• Production and agreement of the Design Verification Plan
• Systems Validation – including certification and design verification;
• Planning and undertaking Comms system proving programme - to include definition of:
: Test Bed 
: Test definitions
: Validation and Verification strategy and plans
: Trials equipment and support to Trials activities
: Test reports.
• Support customer working groups as required – namely Comms Sub-Working Group;
• Coordinate with MoD to prescribe and monitor delivery of appropriate GFX requirements;
• Coordinate with MoD to establish network design and test requirements

Skills and Experience:

• Sound understanding of Systems engineering process and use of systems methods and tools; including requirements management, system architecture and proving;
• Good understanding of Communication Systems and communications protocols.
• Communication system specification, development, verification and validation
• Development and implementation of System Assembly Integration and Test activities – prototype to production;  Including functional, performance and integration testing to support V&V.
• Data Link Integration and Test for JTIDS / Link 16 solutions.
• Relevant Engineering or Science based Degree (or equivalent).

Desirable: Knowledge:

• Sound understanding of generic System Engineering processes (including System and Sub-System Design)
• Knowledge of tools for Requirements Management (preferably DOORS), and Configuration Management.
• Network design and working with Joint Data Link Management Organisation (JDLMO)
• Use of System Modelling using SysML (& UML) (preferably using Rhapsody);
• Basic RF experience 
• Working with MoD Customer, with familiarity of MoD acquisition processes and procedures
•  Working with US suppliers and TAA procedures
• TEMPEST design and test
• Over the Air test definition and trials implementation – including frequency clearance.
• Higher relevant Engineering or Science based Degree (or equivalent)
• CEng (or equivalent)