Leidos heritage companies pioneered the development of air traffic control systems in the United States more than 50 years ago. Today our systems handle 75 per cent of the air traffic in the U.S. and approximately 60 per cent of the world’s air traffic. When it comes to air traffic safety and efficiency, our proven track record and industry-leading innovations make us the world’s most trusted air traffic control partner.
Our support to UK Air Traffic Management (ATM) began with NATS in the early 1990’s, starting with the development of the current in-service system; and we are now at the heart of the innovative development work to modernise ATM solutions.
The systems engineer is required to support the development of a multiple award winning ATM system. This is an opportunity to work on a programme with an exciting pipeline of international work and provide Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCO) with tools to enhance their operation. The successful candidate does not need to be familiar with ATM (although it would be an advantage as on-the-job training will be provided as required.
The systems engineer will work in a rapidly changing environment, delivering solutions and deliverables of a high quality to wide range of challenging problems. They will work as part of an agile team performing all aspects of systems engineering throughout the development life cycle to meet sprint milestones.
Working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), product architects and product requirements to define low level / software requirements (e.g. requirements gathering, requirements analysis, requirements workshops, etc.)
Conducting functional and technical analysis, as required, to shape the system design
Producing detailed engineering artefacts such as:
Engineering Plans and Processes Documents
System Element Descriptions
Control and Monitoring Design Documents
Interface Design Documents (IDDs)
Failure Modes Effect Analysis (FMEA)
Safety artefacts associated with ED109A
Preparing operational instructions / training material for the software application and/or supporting tools.
Assisting with the definition of overarching product concepts and software architecture.
Assisting the investigation of problems identified during test and operations, including problem diagnosis and resolution
Reviewing test artefacts such as test cases and test procedures
Applying the appropriate standards, processes and principles in his/her daily activities
Assisting with impact assessments for product releases or change requests in the pipeline
Experience of requirements management and associated software (e.g. DOORS)
Experience of software architecture within a real-time and/or safety-related system and/or mission critical environment
Experience of the complete system life cycle from problem definition through to deployment
Experience of the adherence to process within a software development environment
Experience of the ability to work as part of a Multi-functional product team (Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Test, Engineering Management)
Enthusiastic self-starter with good verbal communication and an eye for detail
Excellent written communication through the use of e-mail, presentations and reports
Comprehensive understanding of various software development methodologies
Ability to work with due attention to schedule and cost constraints
Experience of Agile development (e.g. Scrum, SAFe)
Experience of Atlassian tools (e.g. Jira, Crucible, Confluence)
Experience of working with a number of external stakeholders and suppliers, working across organizational boundaries as appropriate
Knowledge of Air Traffic Management within the UK or international markets.
Knowledge of systems / software design tools (e.g. Enterprise Architect, Cameo Systems Modeller)
Knowledge of infrastructure as code and container technologies (e.g. Puppet, Docker)
Knowledge of COTS integration technologies (e.g. Apache Camel, Apache Kafka)
Knowledge of Control and Monitoring technologies (e.g. SNMP v2c, SNMP v3)
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.