Lead Simulation EngineerWaddington, England
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An exciting opportunity has become available to join Boeing Defence UK (BDUK) as a Lead Simulation Engineer based in RAF Waddington, UK.
We are looking for a Lead Simulation Engineer to join our team to oversee on-site development of simulation capabilities for the RAF’s Gladiator programme. You will work as part of a customer-focused engineering team to maintain and develop Boeing’s DCS&S (Defence Operational Training Capability (Air) Core System and Services) service, integrating with the RAF’s wider Gladiator team at RAF Waddington and across Defence.
You will be integrated into a faced-paced and dynamic customer focused environment and stretched to achieve your potential. Your wellbeing is also important to us and we strive to find a healthy life balance and with an ethical team culture and strong emphasis on openness, collaboration, innovation, safety and first time quality.
Please note that you will be working on a military airbase and subject to security procedures in accordance with the UK Government’s policies for civilians working in MOD facilities.
Please note that some business travel can be expected to other BDUK sites, as driven by business needs. This role also would require flexibility as off-hours support may occasionally be required to training service delivery.
Your responsibilities will include:
Technical leadership, direction, day-to-day tasking and mentoring of a simulation engineering team
Leading the design, development and delivery of changes to the core simulation system in line with customer driven requirements
Reporting on technical progress to the Service Delivery Manager and other stakeholders within the business
Championing best-practice software engineering practices, including continuous integration, delivery and deployment
PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate will be expected to undergo a UK SECURITY CHECK.
Employer will not sponsor applicants for employment visa status.
Experience in leading engineering teams in a hands-on technical leadership capacity
Experience developing simulation systems for use in training
Experience in application of systems engineering practices and principles
Experience developing air domain simulation systems
Experience integrating simulation systems for a military customer
Understanding of modern air combat systems and tactics
Experience in developing and applying continuous improvement to process and productivity
Mission-orientated approach and familiarity with modern software development paradigms and processes
Approach with a focus on customers, quality and our people
A "drive to action" approach with the ability to be resilient and flexible in a fast-paced environment
Experience in or willingness to work collaboratively with other engineers, specialists and functional support team-members to achieve a sustainable outcome
Usage of distributed simulation protocols such as Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) and High-level Architecture (HLA)
Experience with the following systems:
VT MAK VR-Forces product line
3D geospatial tools and data formats such as OpenFlight, Shapefiles, ARCGIS, etc.
3D modelling formats and tools such as Presagis Creator, 3D Studio Max
HLAe based distributed simulation systems
This position does not offer relocation. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.
All information provided will be checked and may be verified.
Please apply for this role as soon as possible, as recruitment may commence before the end date.
Contingent Upon Program Award
No, this position is not contingent upon program award
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