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4 months ago
Lockheed Aerospace
Location: South East
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Engineers Jobs

Systems Engineer (Tactical Datalinks)


Ampthill - Bedfordshire

Specific Job Description

The Mission Support team is embarking on new contract opportunities in Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) and Battlefield Management Systems, as well as undertaking additional R&D activities into a new product stream. This significant amount of work will require several experienced systems engineers to join the team to work across the entire spectrum of systems engineering activities. The key areas for work will include requirements and systems analysis, trade studies and system safety analysis.

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Employee Type

Full Time

Hours Per Week



United Kingdom (UK)

Business Environment

Lockheed Martin (UK) Ampthill is a rapidly changing, dynamic part of the Lockheed Martin Corporation with both domestic and international customers. It consists of three business areas focusing on Vehicles, Special Projects and Mission Support, which provide a variety of products and services to the MoD and other customers including the Warrior CSP, Scout and support to the Land Environment Air Picture Provision capability.

We are looking for talented individuals to join the company, in return, we can offer an exciting and challenging career path.

Please note that Lockheed Martin Ampthill work a 9 day fortnight with the site closed every second Friday.

Clearance Required for Role


Graduate, Intern or Apprentice Vacancy?


Required skills, qualifications and experience

Demonstrable knowledge and experience designing and integrating Tactical Datalinks into Land-based Command & Control systems

Knowledge and experience of Tactical Datalink Processing systems in order to be able to:
* Work with potential TDL suppliers to understand the benefits, performance and growth paths for their product
* Understand the impact of the TDL system(s) on overall system behaviour and performance
* Technically review and challenge TDL suppliers on their products, reports and observed performance.
* Maintain currency on TDL developments and relevant STANAG/Mil-Std updates
* Understand nuances of TDL system limitations and behaviours at system level.
* Undertake technical trade studies on TDL processing options.
* Derive, Develop and Manage an appropriate set of sub-system requirements and ICD for Tactcial Datalink Processing.

* Experience of systems engineering lifecycle through the life of a large scale systems development programme, ideally in the Command & Control domain
* Experience in the Verification and Validation lifecycle
* Development of Verification & Acceptance (V&A) statements
* Knowledge of Comms & RF Network Architectures
* Change proposal assessment and embodiment

Desired skills, qualifications and experience

* Ground Based Air Defence Systems
* Link 16 / JREAP
* Link 11 / Link 22

Equal Opportunity Statement

Lockheed Martin recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Discrimination on any of these grounds is expressly forbidden. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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