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Senior Systems Engineer

Contract hours: Full time

Salary: £Competitive

Location: Bristol

Line Manager: Systems & Control Team Lead

Job Description

i3 is a new and exciting company that is looking to change how the public views and uses the aviation industry. We are embarking on an exciting new chapter in the development of a Personal Electric Aircraft. We have pushed beyond the concept stage and are now moving into the development and certification of the production version.

We're building a team where individuals are expected to deliver performance, ideas and concepts which make a difference. We will expect you to think ‘outside of the box’ and push the boundaries of what is considered normal. Great engineering is about the elegance and efficiency of doing more with less, so if you’re a creative thinker - that wants the freedom to explore and develop your ideas using the latest technologies - then this is the role for you!

We're looking for an outstanding Systems Engineer who combines superb technical knowledge and experience with a demonstrated ability to bring a common sense approach to get the right things done quickly and effectively. We want to bring the very latest technologies and development methodologies to what is traditionally a slow industry. This role is to develop from the ground up the Platform Avionics, Control Systems and Ground Systems to produce this new aircraft. The role is full time and will require the successful candidate to be very flexible in terms of work content and to be well-motivated.

The successful candidate must have broad engineering experience delivering programs throughout the entire lifecycle. An aerospace or automotive background with physics-based modelling experience is preferred.


Duties will be wide ranging and varied and will include:

  • Requirements Capture, decomposition & traceability
  • Architecture design with performance / complexity / development trade offs
  • Compliance to relevant aerospace standards
  • Fault tree / Safety analysis
  • System Simulation
  • Verification programme design
  • Presenting complex system information in an understandable way to all levels of the business

Basic Qualifications / Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant Engineering discipline
  • Proficiency in SysML
  • Experience designing system of system products
  • Knowledge of software & hardware engineering practices and patterns for the full software/hardware/networks development life cycle
  • Proficiency in basic coding (Python, C, C++, BASH etc)
  • Experience with Matlab Simulink
  • Experience in communicating with senior management, as well as technical and business teams to collect requirements, describe product features and technical designs

Preferred Qualifications / Experience

  • Experience of certifying to aerospace standards
  • Masters or PhD in relevant Engineering discipline
  • Experience with building and testing systems on small UAS
  • Understanding of machine learning techniques
  • Experience in data analysis
  • Experience with hardware/software integration in real time and non real time systems

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