Systems Engineer - Cambridge, UK

We are seeking a systems engineer to provide technical leadership on a range of projects delivering our innovative Holographic Radars to customers around the world. You will be the design authority for a specific customer solution, responsible for requirements, solution design, verification and acceptance. You will work closely with the project manager to ensure that the technical solution meets the overall project requirements and closely with the product owner to ensure that the product solution fully meets the customer needs.

You will report to the Engineering Manager working with a small group of highly motivated experts in the technology as part of the 25 person Aveillant team.


Reporting to: Engineering Manager

Travel percentage: 25%

Location: Cambridge, UK


Essential requirements

  • Technical leadership in a defence/aerospace environment
  • System requirements management and traceability
  • System design documentation
  • System requirements verification
  • Complex data analysis skills
  • Good document writing skills
  • Good teamworking and communication skills
  • Customer facing experience
  • Willingness to travel internationally on a regular basis



  • Experience with radar surveillance systems in a civil aviation or defence context


  • Engineering degree, CEng or equivalent 



Aveillant has developed an innovative new holographic radar technology platform and now benefits from being a part of Thales, a global aerospace and defence business and a world leader in radar. Holographic radar is at the forefront of a digital transformation that is starting to happen across the traditional defence and aerospace industries. Our software defined radar uses the latest data capture hardware to acquire large volumes of real-time big data; using advanced data processing techniques and artificial intelligence (AI) we transform this into meaningful information that enable our customers to take critical decisions. This technology is ideally suited to tracking small drones and distinguishing them from birds and other moving targets.

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