Date Posted
09 Jun 2020

Cobham Aerospace Connectivity are recruiting for a Systems Design Authority who will be responsible for applying discipline domain expertise to the design, development and delivery of new products processes and technologies. The Systems Design Authority shall employ the appropriate discipline processes, practices and tools to ensure that responsibilities are completed to meet the required project requirements and discipline quality. 


The business have recently been awarded a contract for the design and development of a range of operational training electronic warfare pods by the MoD on behalf of NATO. This will provide realistic training in electronic warfare to the member countries, in order to be able to operate in a real time situation.


Reporting into the Development Engineering Director, you will drive the development and design phases of the project ensuring key customer milestones are delivered and resource is allocated efficiently.


This position is based at our Bournemouth International Airport site and requires occasional customer travel.


As a Systems Design Authority your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Experience in Electronic warfare (Radar, Communications systems) eg. ECM, ESM, RWR, DF system specification and/or design

  • Design experience and/or appreciation of some of the following areas:

    • RF and wideband antenna Systems
    • Analogue, Digital and power supply Electronics design
    • Embedded Software, Firmware and Digital Signal Processing
  • Experience in design & development lifecycle from concept and requirements capture, system architecture, design specification, ICDs to system integration, verification and liaising with production.

  • Responsibility for design tasks and review processes.

  • Quality control of design lifecycle processes - AS9100

  • Experience in some of the following tools: Matlab/Simulink, UML modelling, OrCAD, FPGA Design Suite, Software Development Kit, PSpice, configuration control tools.

  • Experience in some of the following electronics technology and interfaces, RF Up/down conversion, DRFM, wideband ADC DAC, Ethernet 1G/10G, PCIexpress, RS232/422, UART, SPI, I2C, etc

  • Experience with working in laboratory test environment and with some of the following test equipment: Spectrum Analyser, Signal Analyser, Signal Generator, Oscilloscope, DVM

  • Experience in meeting some of the following domain specific standard/requirements: ILS, Security, EMC, LVD, TEMPEST, DO-178, DO-160

  • Experience of working with platform integration and design certification engineers and an EASA 21J / DAOS Design Organization. 

As a Systems Design Authority your main responsibilities will involve:

  • SHE Standards are applicable to appointed operations/tasks and apply safe systems of work identified.

  • Application of discipline domain knowledge to the design, development and delivery of new products, processes and technologies on time, within budget and with required quality.

  • Continued development of discipline competence and expertise.

  • Application of, and compliance with, engineering processes and practices including engineering framework, life cycle processes and regulatory requirements.

  • Identification of opportunities for improvement in discipline processes, practices and tools.

  • Collaboration with other project team members to address project requirements.

  • Collaboration with discipline peers within the team, BU and company to share and learn best practice.

  • Propose new technologies, materials and processes to maintain and grow our technology differentiations.

  • Propose and develop new products.

  • Contribute to business winning technical proposals.


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