Algorithm Specialist

Job Reference: BBBH73356

Posted by: Carl Delaney

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Industry: Engineering
Stevenage, UK
£75 – £75 per hour

Description of role:

World Class Defence Organisation is currently looking to recruit 2x Algorithm Specialist subcontractor on an initial 12 month contract. The role can be worked on a 4 day week basis (Monday to Thursday) but the role will be needed to be onsite. The role can be based from either the companies Bristol or Stevenage site – depending on your preference.

This role would suit a candidate that comes from a background of working in the domains of; Simulation and Modelling, Guidance Engineer, Control Engineer, Navigation Engineer or Data Fusion Engineer.

Contract Duration: 12 Months

Hourly Rate: £75ph

Algorithm Specialist Job Description:

You’ll join the Guidance, Control & Navigation (GCN) team responsible for developing Missile and Weapon Systems algorithms across a wide range of defence products. As part of this team you will support studies managing the complex performance trades between software and hardware and support algorithm proving activities. Algorithm development covers a range of capabilities such as autopilots, control systems, mid-course guidance, navigation, homing guidance, data fusion, artificial intelligence and mission planning.

Activities are throughout the product life cycle including early research studies, feasibility and concept stages, and product development and customer support. This will give you a broad range of experience and a really varied role.
Our team engages with the algorithm users, and understands and responds to their requirements, developing algorithmic solutions that meet the performance needs of the customer.


  • You will be responsible for the development of specific algorithms or studies to support a key programme
    * Responsibilities can include concept studies, algorithm design and trade-off studies, trials preparation, trials analysis and reporting, architecture definition, algorithm and model validation
    * You will be autonomous and will be able to act as a point of contact for GCN’s interactions with the other project teams e.g. Simulation and Modelling, Software, Hardware-in-the Loop, Systems Design & Validation and Technical Quality
    * You will perform technical analyses and investigations into a full range of issues and problems along with preparing and developing solutions either individually or as a member of a project team
    * You will engage with the algorithm users, understand and respond to their needs

Skillset/experience required:

  • Experience of algorithm development in a relevant area (such as guidance, control, data fusion, navigation and artificial intelligence)
    * Experience of Mathematical Modelling would be beneficial (such as flight dynamics, aerodynamics, sensors, and actuation systems)
    * A good understanding of simulation environments (e.g. MATLAB and Simulink, or similar) and programming languages (e.g. FORTRAN, Python).

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