Scientists – Secure Navigation and Sensing

United Kingdom (UK), QinetiQ [10680]

Field(s) of expertise
Electronics Engineering Telecommunications Engineering
Job type

About this job

QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.  Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving.  Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

We are looking for scientists and engineers who can solve complex problems in sensing, communications and secure navigation, with potential to work across multiple domains (space, air, land, maritime and cyber) on some of the most interesting and technically challenging scientific and engineering projects in the UK.


You will plan and structure your own work with guidance and direction from project managers and technical leads, including:

  • Researching customer needs and requirements to align technical outputs;
  • Exercising discretion on a variety of complex assignments identifying risk and opportunity;
  • Promoting innovation, inventiveness and high standards of excellence within the team.




You should ideally have skills in a number of the following areas:

  • Mathematical modelling;
  • Algorithm design and development;
  • Digital signal processing;
  • Data fusion techniques (including Kalman Filtering);
  • Matlab or Simulink modelling (IDL, Python, C / C++ coding may be equally beneficial).


Interest or broad understanding of key principles relating to RF sensing, communication systems and protocols, navigation and/or geolocation techniques would be beneficial, but you’ll have all the support and professional development opportunities you need to make a real impact for our customers.


Why join us?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success for QinetiQ is the appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges and motivated people who work to deliver the best possible solutions to partners.

Joining QinetiQ offers an opportunity to work on highly technical cutting edge projects, enabling customers to protect, improve and advance their vital interests.

As a global company of over 6,000 dedicated people providing technological and scientific expertise, we are excited to recruit the most talented and enthusiastic people to become key parts of our business. With a dedicated career pathways framework and a focused professional development process, we are committed to supporting our employees to continuously develop and grow their skills and careers.


Please be aware that this role is subject to both security & export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that you must hold full British citizenship and obtain the right to stay and work within the UK. Restrictions may also mean that any dual or previous nationalities held can affect the security clearance and roles that you can perform within QinetiQ.

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