Mission Systems Engineer

  • Job Reference: 00001677-1
  • Date Posted: 15 January 2020
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application

Job Description


At QinetiQ we’re dedicated to defending sovereign capability, protecting lives and securing the vital interests of our customers.

We are a company of over 6,000 dedicated people providing technological and scientific expertise that helps our customers protect, improve and advance their vital interests.

Working across every aspect of the life cycle of critical equipment and infrastructure, providing services and products that address our customers' most pressing challenges; our breadth and depth of experience spans many markets and industries.
Full benefits package includes – Contributory pension scheme, share incentive plan, private medical insurance, private dental insurance, childcare vouchers, holiday vouchers, other leisure discounts etc.


We are a world leading security and technology service provider who have invested billions of pounds in their services working with the most high profile clients on the most cutting edge projects. This role is available as the company is expanding.


QinetiQ provides Subject Matter Expertise in support of the development and provision of new and upgraded mission systems’ capabilities primarily within the Air and Joint C2 domains, but expanding to provide solutions pan-domain. Primarily working in defence, we have several roles to offer, across all levels of experience, within the Mission Systems domain (including expertise in on-platform systems, mission planning and other support systems, and interoperability) that will ensure the UK’s capability both now and in the future.

QinetiQ is seeking Tactical Data Link specialists to work within our Mission Systems capability area. We have several opportunities within this exciting field but successful candidates will also have the opportunity to develop their skills in other mission systems areas. Ideally with an operational or engineering background in the production or use of Tactical Data Links and the associated equipment, applicants might also have experience using other communication techniques and of information exchange and exploitation techniques.

Based either at our Lincoln Office or at QinetiQ Malvern, you will become part of an ever-expanding team of Mission Systems Engineers who will influence the way mission systems are designed and operate in an ever more complex environment. At the heart of the Mission Systems Solutions capability is our ability to manage and make sense of information and data; you will be, or will become, expert in the gathering, processing, assimilation, fusion of data, and exploitation of information for use in the on-board, off-board and interoperability areas. You will work in a variety of teams that deliver cutting-edge solutions on advanced platforms and systems. You will be challenged to be creative and innovative in the Mission Systems arena and develop a deep understanding of information and data flow and exploitation.


As Mission Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for the gathering, processing, assimilation and fusion of data.

Our Mission Systems Engineers measure performance through data and statistical analysis.

You will be developing or operating complex mission systems including on-platform systems, mission planning and other support systems, and interoperability systems.

The successful Mission System Engineer must have experience in the production and/or use of Tactical Data Links.

You need an understanding of the functions and processes of other Data Link services such as MADL, IFDL and TCDL.

As Mission System Engineer, it’s important you have experience in the development of tools and models to improve efficiency and answer complex problems.


We look for outstanding technical people, creative and analytical thinkers, decisions makers, influencers and excellent communicators. Join us today.

Apply at https://www.qinetiq.com/Careers