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System Design Authority

Geplaatst 1 okt. 2022
2 tot 6 jaar
Full-time / part-time
Soort opleiding
Engels (Vloeiend)
18 mrt. 2023 00:00

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About the Role

We are currently looking at a future need to bring a System Design Authority (SDA) into the business. The SDA will report to the Deputy Programme Manager/Engineering Program Manager and is responsible for overseeing, directing and approving the technical baseline of a complex space domain comms system architecture across a number of sites in the UK and around the world. The SDA is responsible and accountable for the overall system baseline and all associated changes to ensure comms services are maintained throughout. They shall identify communications hardware and software interdependencies and resolve conflicts as appropriate at the system of systems level whilst a key stakeholder for approving large scale communications project implementations and roll out. The SDA shall actively support discussions on recommended changes to network architectures and topology as appropriate.

The SDA is consulted, and will provide direction, on the logical and systematic conversion of customer, product or service requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. They SDA shall model and be responsible for the overall system-of-systems logical, functional and physical architectures ensuring any changes are approved and implemented in accordance with the overall engineering rigor and process required.

The SDA will provide technical leadership to a diverse technical team of cross functional engineers and multi contractor teams to ensure successful system/product implementation to deliver import comms services to the end user. Design solutions need to be reviewed and assessed through the internal design review business rhythm to ensure they are robust and include appropriate margins to facilitate safety, performance, producibility and operational availability/supportability.

The selected candidate will ensure program plans and technical baselines are consistent with program control processes, requirements and digital transformation initiatives. They shall ensure identification of lessons experienced and learned, and that corrective actions are initiated and implemented to improve future and ongoing programs.

The successful candidate will establish collaborative relationships across and beyond their own area of responsibility in order to maximise the business’ performance. They will work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-contractor team and demonstrate initiative. They must also have exceptional written and verbal communication skills with key influencing abilities also.

Required skills, qualifications and experience

  • Outstanding team player, strong technical and leadership skills with the ability to influence and drive change.
  • UK Citizenship; Current SC clearance or ability to achieve.
  • The successful candidate should have experience with systems engineering tools for requirements management, system design, integration and test, system assurance, deployment and transition to operations, system maintenance and upgrade, systems decommissioning as well as disposal activities.
  • Must possess interpersonal skills and be able to function in a multi-contractor environment with the ability to broker conflicting inputs from multiple stakeholders/organisations.
  • Self-motivated and able to work under no supervision with the ability to function effectively in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Cradle to grave requirements management to ensure requirements are met and sold off as per the approved design.
  • Experience in model based system engineering.

What we offer you

At Lockheed Martin our employees come first and therefore your physical, mental and financial wellbeing matters to us. On top of working in a highly supportive, friendly, respectful environment you can expect so much more.

We are an employer in support of and offering Flexible working with the option to also work a 4 day week depending on business requirements, where you have the option of Fridays off. We offer Competitive salaries alongside a flexible holiday entitlement.

We have a Wealth of benefits available to you that can be selected through our wellbeing tool upon commencement of employment. Just a few of our amazing benefits are shown below:

  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Competitive Pension
  • Dental
  • Critical Illness
  • Life Assurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Employee discounts for top high street shops
  • Employee Assistance Program which includes free face to face counselling sessions, Legal advice, Financial advice, etc
  • Internal training and development alongside out Education assistance programmes
  • Reimbursement for a professional membership
  • Competitive policies that support flexibility and family leave inclusive of enhanced maternity leave

Business Environment

At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing men and women are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence and create incredible products. We provide the resources, inspiration and focus and if you have the passion and courage to dream big, we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

Lockheed Martin Space is one of the four major business divisions of Lockheed Martin. We build satellites, ground stations and spacecraft that do amazing things in the space domain for government and commercial customers. Lockheed Martin Space capabilities and services give earlier warning of severe weather, connect troops on the battlefield, and deliver GPS directions to a billion people worldwide. We also design smarter satellites that operate like smartphones in the sky, with apps that can be updated in orbit so they can adapt as mission needs on the ground change.

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.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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