Senior Communications Systems Engineer

Senior Communications Systems Engineer

McLaren Applied Technologies

Woking, United Kingdom

The role

You will become one of our key contributors who guide and foster innovation by developing leading edge products that span various market segments including transportation, automotive and motorsports.

As a Senior Communications System Engineer you will oversee and take accountability for the end-to-end Systems Engineering lifecycle and the continued operational support of complex communications projects; giving technical leadership from eliciting user/product needs, requirements capture/management, through to test & verification planning for communications systems applications.

You will architect communications solutions and input into the communications technology roadmap keeping the business at the forefront of industry trends. You will provide technical authority and contribute to the planning and implementation of projects, bids and proposals, accountable to the Engineering Manager. You will take responsibility for the continued operation of a deployment including reaction to issues within tight timescales dictated by SLAs and leading preventative maintenance activities.

The role includes championing Systems Engineering best practice in MA and working closely with others in the Systems Engineering community to continuously improve the practice and processes. This includes proactively leading knowledge dissemination by, for example, being a technology evangelist, mentoring, teaching, etc. fostering links to other technical disciplines across the team.

Minimum

We are looking for an applicant who has:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other highly quantitative field (or equivalent experience);
  • Delivering complex multidisciplinary systems with hardware, embedded software, application software and mechanical components;
  • A strong background in requirements capture and management processes;
  • A strong background in testing & validation of distributed electronic and software systems;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and excellent technical knowledge. Able to quickly build rapport with peers and stakeholders. Able to tactfully challenge without alienating;
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills;
  • Demonstrable experience of technical leadership;
  • LAN/WAN networking and IT Network Operations experience;
  • Experience of working with Linux servers (preferably Debian derived), including set-up and administration of common services, routing and IP;
  • Some experience with programming skills, including working with version control tools;
  • Capable of manual handling of equipment up to 10kg per unit.

Desirable & Development Areas

Some of the below would be beneficial to the applicant, but opportunities to develop in these areas will also be provided:

  • Chartership with relevant professional body (IET, IMechE etc.);
  • Professional qualifications in communications systems (e.g. CCNA);
  • Experience with requirements management tools e.g. IBM DOORS, Siemens Polarion, Siemens Team Center etc.;
  • DB administration experience;
  • Experience with wireless network deployment, wireless LAN controllers and an appreciation of networking in a dynamic environment;
  • Experience of good programming practise including use of continuous integration/deployment pipelines;
  • Experience of automation platforms such as Saltstack, Puppet, Ansible etc.;
  • Experience of programming in Python and Bash;
  • Experience of working in virtualized and cloud-based environments;
  • Knowledge of ticketing systems e.g. Autotask, and associated processes;
  • Basic understanding of electrical circuits;
  • Rail or other transport industry experience;
  • Degree in IT, communication systems or electronic engineering, or relevant experience.

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