UAV Hardware Engineer

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Job Title: UAV Hardware Engineer
Location: Bristol
SF33197

Make a real impact, immediately
Babcock Defence Systems Technology (DST) has an enviable reputation for fostering partnerships and innovation, and delivering technological advantage to an array of global customers. We are building on these strengths with the creation of an innovation hub which will be at the forefront of our contribution to ensure DST remains at the forefront of defense and security innovation. The Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) team will be built from a diverse mix of skillsets, backgrounds and experiences; highly motivated people who are driven by the prospect of working with industry leading technology in a challenging, agile and forward looking environment. A dynamic bench of professionals comprising both permanent and secondee positions, TDI will adapt to bring fresh thinking to growth opportunities, develop new capabilities and put innovation at the centre of DST growth moving forward.


We are at the beginning of the TDI journey and are looking to appoint Unmanned Aerial Vehicle hardware engineer to the team.

Who we're looking for
We are looking for a practical, hands on UAV hardware engineer. Highly motivated and with a passion for engineering as you will be at the forefront of our systems development activities. You'll need an inquisitive mind, the ability to think on your feet and problem solve in order to create unique solutions to difficulty problems. You'll need to be adaptable, able to work in an environment where deadlines change have the ability to work at pace to turn ideas into reality
The ideal candidate will be/possess;

What do I need to do the role?

* Embedded software experience (embedded C specifically)
* Experience with Altium or equivalent EDA tooling
* Understanding of the main components of system design (Linux system on chip vs Microcontroller approach)
* Experience with high voltage systems (above 50V)
* Experience working with hydraulics
* Mechanical design knowledge
* Optical integration and image communications
* Basic knowledge of aeronautics, aerodynamics and propulsion
* An understanding of the different communication methods, where and when they might be used
* Experience working to regulatory approvals (CAA, STANAGs, DEF STAN, MAA)
* Great communication skills enabling you to quickly build trust and rapport at all levels
* Ability to articulate concepts to non technically minded people
* Hands on systems prototyping and experimentation ability

What else do I need to know?

* All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.
* We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview

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