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Software Defined Radio Application Engineer (Inside IR35) | Ref: PIP0004408

Job Description

Imagine having a talent that could benefit someone you've never met and solve problems you didn't even know existed. Well, you do, and you can. And we're here to help you do just that. At PSR we are the go-to place for talented contractors and temps for a rich variety of civil service roles. We're looking for a Software Defined Radio Application Engineer for a 12-month contract based at Dstl Porton Down with be a requirement to attend Dstl Fort Halstead (Sevenoaks) for cross working/liaison purposes. Dstl are an executive agency within the U.K Ministry of Defence (MOD) and provide a wide range of in-house expertise and technical services to U.K armed forces. The capability area in the Electronic Warfare (EW) space is transitioning to the use of software defined architectures that are underpinned by the use of (software) open standards. This area is seeing significant growth and we seek a person which RF expertise combined with Software Defined Radio (SDR) development experience to help to implement designs outputting from research and to help to grow SDR related skills and knowledge more broadly amongst internal staff. Within this exciting and dynamic role, you will work alongside other scientists and engineers within a research environment, implementing dedicated transceiver system architecture designs onto SDR platforms (the specific requirements will be articulated on appointment). The work will be exploiting Matlab and Simulink predominantly as a means of design although other tools and software may be considered on merit. As implementation designs mature, you will also play a part in the assurance processes providing practical process evidence for the verification and validation (V&V) of transceiver and associated waveform designs implemented onto software defined and reconfigurable platforms (internal processes for V&V do exist which any successful candidate will be welcome to contribute to as required). You'll have

Candidate Description

  • Experience in SDR engineering. + Experience in RF and digital system design principles using both model based design and manual coding approaches. + Electronics/communications experience. + Defence domain knowledge (desirable).