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Systems Engineer


£45000 - £55000 per annum


INTRODUCTIONAkton Recruitment are on the lookout for a talented Systems Engineer Seven - we are working with a successful and ambitious company built around an excellent engineering team involved in the design, development and manufacture of rugged electronics devices and software for use in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.

  • The Company has offices around the UK and employs around 80 people with teams around the world supporting its clients to use its leading-edge technology. After a major reorganisationthe company is now focused on growth and is building the strength of its teams with highly capable and motivated people.

  • The Systems Engineer holds a key role in the company, reporting to the Head of Engineering. Due to the nature of the role, the individual will need to have a strong background in technical direction in the analysis and design of systems in the broad field of electronic security, sensor, surveillance and Command & Control systems. The applicant will be working alongside a team of electronics, mechanical and software engineers and project professionals. They will be liaising with customers, suppliers and other members of the company to ensure a timely and effective solution is provided to all the engineering aspects of our designs through the entire Systems Engineering lifecycle.


  • The company’s products include niche telecommunications and electro-optics which are used in a range of environments. Seven Technology Group Ltd has a worldwide customer base for its specialist products.

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Eliciting and understanding the needs of a customer (internal or external) to create user requirements

  • Analysis of user requirements to create system requirement specifications and system architectures

  • Undertake and verify system modelling and simulation

  • Perform Requirements Management from first principles

  • Generation of the technical elements and costings of bids and proposals for systems and products

  • Developing and maintaining software and hardware architecture design and documentation

  • Authoring of verification and validation tests to prove the system solution aligns and meets the customer requirements

  • Supporting regulatory and environmental conformance proving

  • Supporting systems integration activities

  • Support the demonstration, deployment and maintenance of systems

  • Owns the Product Data Capture process to support the product safety assurance process

  • Ensuring compliance with stringent design and applicable standards in relation to system architecture, sub-systems and component design and functional and performance verification

  • Verifying that the system design and consequential product design aligns with internal design for manufacturing production processes and procedures

  • Support and where required, lead the engineering gate reviews for system, sub-system and component compliance reviews

  • Liaising with customers and suppliers at various project milestones

  • Liaising with Project Managers and senior staff on project deliverables and department aspirations

  • Oversee the creation and maintenance of BoM structures and manufacturing build guides for production manufacturing

  • Updating design data from Engineering Change request when required

  • Contribute to ensuring lessons learnt in the design, manufacture and test phase are captured and embedded into the organisation


  • Candidates wishing to apply should have:

  • A strong background in systems engineering, preferably covering hardware and software design and development.

  • Ability to define and achieve project milestones and deadlines on time

  • Ability to work comfortably in multi-discipline design teams across multiple sites
  • Knowledge of engineering materials and manufacturing techniques
  • Competent in the use of MS Office

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Flexibility to work in a dynamic company
  • Approach their work with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.

  • The post holder must be willing to take ownership and leadership in a wide variety of situation


  • Essential

  • Educated to degree level or higher

  • Ability to understand and specify large complex systems and develop comprehensive system documentation

  • Broad appreciation of a wide range of engineering disciplines developing a single product across the full system lifecycle

  • Knowledge of differing engineering methodologies (including V model, waterfall, agile, etc)

  • Requirements capture and management

  • Experience of communication / radio systems and electro-optic systems

  • Commercial awareness

  • Excellent communications skills.

  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team

  • Desirable

  • A Masters in Systems Engineering or related field.

  • Exposure of systems design and development across numerous engineering disciplines, covering the full product lifecycle

  • Ability to lead the delivery of projects and programmes with the support of a technical and commercial team

  • If you would like to apply for this position then please send your CV to #########

Posted 41 days ago

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