Communications Algorithms Engineer

Romsey, United Kingdom (UK), Roke [000512]

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

About this job

Roke imagines a more secure world. A world where technology protects, rather than exposes. A world where expert engineers, consultants and business support staff collaborate to protect what matters most to our clients.

We are a friendly and flexible team with a culture of ‘time, trust and freedom’. The role may give the opportunity to work on client site, from the office, in shared workspaces or from home as necessary. We pride ourselves on listening to each other’s aspirations and accommodating wherever possible.

Roke are a leading technology & engineering company with clients spanning National Security, Defence, Consulting and Industry areas. We work alongside our customers to solve their complex and unique challenges.


Your projects will be diverse – working with varying clients, across a number of sectors, using a range of skills. Consequently, we are looking for individuals able to work flexibly across projects in different domains. You might apply your skills to rapidly prototype new approaches & solutions. Equally, you may apply them to complement or advance existing solutions.

As part of Roke’s wider Communications & Sensing team, you will have the opportunity to work on a very wide range of projects from fundamental research, to consultancy, to bespoke electronic system design.

  • Contribute to the design, development, integration, and testing of hardware and software solutions
  • Research and development of new algorithms or implementations
  • Contribute expertise across a broad range of projects
  • Develop innovative and cutting-edge solutions

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to Project Design Authority and Project Manager
  • Undertaking engineering development tasks to time, budget and quality
  • Providing estimates of complexity and identifying risks
  • Engaging with other technical experts


Minimum 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. electronics, physics, maths).

The ideal candidate will have 1 to 2 years’ experience in at least two of the following disciplines:

  • Signal processing
  • Antenna arrays
  • FPGA or digital ASIC design using VHDL
  • Mathematical modelling, for example using Matlab
  • Embedded software development
  • Digital circuit and board design
  • RF design
  • Antenna design

Some knowledge of one or more of the following domains would be beneficial:

  • Electronic warfare
  • GPS and GNSS
  • Signals intelligence
  • Radar

Beyond your technical skills, you will be proactive and able to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. You will work well alone or as part of a team. You will be curious and seek out the best approach/solution/tool for the job at hand.

Due to the nature of this position, we require you to be willing and eligible to achieve a minimum of SC. To qualify, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the UK for the last 5 years for SC and 10 years for DV.

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