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.
Specific Job Description:
A 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 their 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 attention to detail and verbal communication skills.
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 organisational 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)
Clearance Requirements: Current UK SC Clearance, or the ability to gain UK SC Clearance.
What we do for you:
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
• Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)
Commitment to Diversity:
We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.
Who We Are:
Leidos UK & EUROPE – we work to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through technology, engineering and science.
Leidos is a growing company delivering innovative technology and solutions focused on safeguarding critical capabilities and transformation in frontline services, our work in the United Kingdom includes addressing some of the most complex problems in defence, healthcare, government, safety and security, and transportation.
Working together as Team Leidos we are helping to transform the UK's defence supply chain by providing an integration of a complex mixture of services, at low risk, using a modern suite of systems that will deliver one version of the truth. For the first time, the MOD will see the whole picture, as it is happening.
What Makes Us Different:
Purpose: you can use your passion and abilities at Leidos to keep the people you care about safe. We are at the forefront of machine learning, AI, cyber security and solutions. Using your skills in the technology frontline by helping to build a safer world. You can inspire change.
Collaboration: having flexibility to do your job is one of our core benefits, enabling you to become part of our extraordinary team. We have been empowering our people to work flexibly for years. Whether you work from home, the office or on customer sites, we will give you the digital tools and the flexibility to work smarter and align your needs and ours.
People: Leidos empowers people from every background to be themselves and gives you the tools to learn new skills by enabling growth whilst developing. We believe that extraordinary people need opportunities to grow, to be inspired and to inspire others. At Leidos, we invest in technical academies, career rotations and a career development plans that that enhance your future.
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.