Senior Systems Architect - Embedded Systems

City of London
£60000 - £75000 per annum
21 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Nicolas Haaker
Clearance Level
Job Type
I am currently representing one of the largest and most innovative companies in the world when it comes to communication and network infrastructures from Satellites; an industry leader aiming to keep people connected at all times anywhere - anytime.

My client is looking to hire a Senior Systems Architect who specialises in Embedded Systems to work on a variety of high value projects.

Who are they? What do they have that makes them unique?

Current fleet of over 12 of the highest calibre satellites currently in operation

Renowned for making communications, platforms and infrastructures push the limits of what was thought to be possible, innovation, technology and connectivity is at the heart of everything they do

Pioneers in the development of some of the most advanced satellites in the world (currently being used by the Ministry of Defence and the BBC to mention a couple of big names)

They operate in over 80 countries, have over 40 offices worldwide, with presence in over 60 locations

Currently in the process of launching a state of the art brand new satellite (costing over £2Billion) that will shake and shape the current fleet of satellites in operation, pushing the limits of speed and scope

Their customers are found in many different sectors but they are typically businesses and organisations that need to communicate where terrestrial telecom networks are unreliable or simply cannot reach.

An enterprising and multicultural company. More than 55 nationalities are represented in their workforce, reflecting the global and dynamic nature of the business. My client is looking for high-calibre, forward-thinking, energetic people with a "can-do" attitude. They are looking for people who thrive in a diverse and challenging work environment, who are receptive to change and who wholeheartedly embrace the opportunity to take responsibility for themselves and the company's ongoing success.

Below are some further details on the role. At the bottom of the page is where you can apply.

Role:Senior Systems Architect Embedded Systems
Salary:up to £75k + 15% Bonus

Primary role purpose:

The successful candidate will above all be able to demonstrate a thorough grasp of systems thinking and the ability to understand, interpret and adopt new technical information extremely rapidly. They must have a demonstrable interest in new technologies and product innovation, and a practical understanding of the technology development lifecycle and be able to participate at the appropriate point in a matrix development process.
Key Responsibilities:
Assume the technology leadership role for the development of the architecture for embedded systems within user terminals or adjacent to them in customer premises equipment.
Provide assurance over the architecture for different types of user terminal with differing levels of hardware integration.
Work with Product Managers and both internal and external Subject Matter Experts, including Space, Network, UT and Platform Development teams to develop market requirements for end devices.
Produce clear, concise, and balanced documentation to justify or oppose particular product or network development proposals; serve as a fair and unbiased broker in a project team who must consider market requirement match, strategic fit in the portfolio, strategic fit in the industry, complexity, cost and risk.
Build and maintain relationships with the business unit experts such that system development becomes a collaborative process and ideas presented to a wider audience show increased quality and feasibility.
Take an active role in establishing the baseline scope, timeline and cost of investment cases ensuring open, fair and reasoned analysis building upon inputs from all members of the team, including the Space Segment, Network, UT and Platform Development teams, the Infrastructure Investment team and other SMEs.
Track industry trends for parallels that should be evaluated in order to stimulate additional value creation, including major technology developments that push our own development cycle.
Build and maintain relationships with Universities both for technology-push/R&D activities and to build the Technology Development Programme, including development of structured learning material.

Essential Knowledge and Skills:
Master's degree or equivalent in relevant science or technology field
Expertise in the full range of embedded hardware aspects including RFIC, ASIC, SoC design and fabrication, module development, system integration
Expertise in embedded software platforms, including embedded processor architectures, security domains, application virtualization and differential upgrades.
Awareness of physical layer, antennas, network emulation, type approval demands placed on embedded systems are part of a wider user terminal.
Superb analytical skills and the ability to bring them to bear on a new subject or requirement to rapidly identify key drivers, features, implementation choices and pitfalls. Data driven and precise, you will be able to constantly replace this knowledge to match a highly dynamic market.
Ability to matrix-manage a diverse set of colleagues as a project moves through the various stages of investigation, business case development, architectural development, implementation, improvement and retirement.
You will be able to communicate in market features and drivers terms with commercial colleagues including Business Unit Presidents and business development leads.
You will be able to fully engage, challenge and debate technical solutions with the Subject Matter Experts, both internal and external.

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.


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