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Sales Manager – Bespoke Design & Manufacturing – Defence

  • West Sussex
  • £9999 - £99999 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK266

Sales Manager – Bespoke Design & Manufacturing in Defence & Security

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading design and manufacturing business. With a cutting-edge product range, they service a number of industries and assist in driving innovation.

They require a Sales Manager to manage all aspects of the chosen business sectors, Land or Maritime for example, and support campaigns and Special Projects as required.

Key Responsibilities for the Sales Manager – Bespoke Design & Manufacturing in Defence & Security:

  • Locate and deal directly with end users, prime contractor, and systems integrators to identify sales opportunities for products and systems
  • Provide input to the strategic plan to ensure profitable development
  • Provide input to Business Plans to build, monitor and control opportunities pipeline
  • Prepare budgets and sales forecasts
  • Successfully generate, negotiate, and close business opportunities
  • Brief senior management on the business sector opportunities as they arise
  • Maintain the sector enquiry management system in conjunction with the bids and proposals manager
  • Provide opportunity forecasts and prepare briefing papers to enable open bid no-bid discussion
  • Produce proposals and quotations to include the correct technical solution, cost build up, commercial terms and aim for a compliance response in line with business need
  • Be the customer voice within the organisation to align the organisation to customer expectations and further enhance the customer experience
  • Establish and maintain superior relationships with customers at all organizational levels
  • Monitor and report on changes in market conditions, and likely impact on resulting product plans

The Successful Sales Manager – Bespoke Design & Manufacturing in Defence & Security

will:

  • Have market knowledge and presence within the Defence or Security sectors
  • Have a Customer and Marketing shared focus
  • Work well under pressure and build strong team / relationships to manage customer expectations
  • Have an ability to self-motivate and sustain the passion and desire to win whilst managing long sales cycles
  • Have an ability to understand customers and their needs to communicate information in a comprehensive manner
  • Strong customer relationship building skills and understanding of their challenges
  • Broad understanding of emerging technologies (software, hardware, network)
  • Experience in Bid & Tender processes
  • Experience in nurturing senior executive and political level relationships
  • Customer focused – the ability to manage and be responsible for high profile customers
  • Demonstrated skills in managing a multitude of complex projects and ability to prioritize accordingly
  • Strategic thinker, who recognizes business opportunities and their potential impact on the overall business
  • Due to the nature of the business, all staff need to be able to obtain UK Security Clearance as a mandated requirement
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Head of Product Assurance and Quality Assurance – Reading

  • Reading, Berkshire
  • £150,000 - £170,000
  • Permanent
  • HP249

We are currently partnered with an innovative and pioneering Space, Telecommunication / Connectivity company that are looking to increase their capacity with an experienced Head of Quality / Product Assurance.

As the Quality / Product Assurance Director, you will oversee the Product and Quality activities for electronic units and subsystems and systems designed and manufactured.

Working closely with the GM and COO, you will be expected to make concise, accurate status reports along with clear recommendations for improvements in product quality.

The responsibilities of the Head of Product Assurance and Quality Assurance role :

  • Performing and coordinating the Quality Assurance / Product Assurance activities in the UK and its suppliers / subcontractors
  • Perform Procurement Quality Assurance on both internal and external activities including; subcontractors and suppliers, leading reviews, manage NCR’s and participation in inspections
  • Plan, execute and oversee inspection and testing of product to confirm quality and conformance to specifications and deliverables.
  • Develop new standards for production and design, with refinements and improvements as needed, and create testing protocols
  • Interpret, build upon, and comply with company quality assurance standards

 

The requirements for the successful candidate:

  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in a directly relevant QA/PA environment.
  • proven experience of taking an electronic product to market in a full lifecycle capacity.
  • previous working knowledge of designing to military specification standards.
  • Experience in any of the areas as follows is desirable: Satellite/Antenna subsystems, Phased Arrays, Operating Software, RF based electronics.
  • Management of quality or product assurance in a complex multifunctional manufacturing or engineering context.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, management and leadership skills across main stakeholders.

 

As with a role as this, the compensation is competitive and includes bonus and benefits (will be confirmed or arranged upon successful interview process).

 

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Senior Hardware Engineer (Modem) – SATCOM

  • United Arab Emirates
  • £110000 - £122000 per annum + Relocation, Education, Medical, Bonus
  • Permanent
  • TT225

Senior Hardware Engineer (Modem) – SATCOM

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading Satellite Communications business that offer multi-mission satellite services to more than 150 countries across the globe.

They have an immediate requirement for an experienced Senior Hardware Engineer (Modem) – SATCOM to be responsible for designing and implementing the Advanced Modem Technology product hardware.

Key Accountabilities for the Senior Hardware Engineer (Modem) – SATCOM

  1. Lead the team of hardware engineering
  2. Define and validate the best architecture for the hardware design (components selection, detailed design, etc..)
  3. Work jointly with FPGA/DSP team to optimize the product hardware design and development
  4. Gather, articulate and breakdown the product requirements to achieve hardware detailed design (from initial design to boards layout and product prototyping and up to product manufacturing)
  5. Is responsible for the early-stage hardware manufacturing and integration, define and implement test and validation strategy
  6. Contribute to new technology assessment and testing to support new product developments

Technical Competencies required by the Senior Hardware Engineer (Modem) – SATCOM

  1. Expertise in hardware architecture design (Digital and analog electronics, power and RF)
  2. Solid experience in full design cycle (specs, components selection, schematics, detailed design and associated documentation, layout)
  3. Solid experience in hardware design, PCB design tools (CAD, Cadence, Altium, etc..)
  4. Solid experience in digital board integration and validation (layout optimization, EMC, thermal, power, etc..)

Experience required by the Senior Hardware Engineer (Modem) – SATCOM

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD or MSc in Electrical, Electronics, digital signal processing and/or wireless Communication Engineering
  • English – Berlitz Level 8, IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 550 or equivalent

Minimum Experience:

  • 8+ years of experience in the field of hardware architecture design and implementation
  • 3+ years of experience in wireless communications

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Aviation Operations Engineer

  • London
  • £45000 - £55000 per annum + Annual Bonus, Private Medical
  • Permanent
  • TT189

Holt Executive are partnered with a global leader in the connectivity space. Offering high-speed data and voice communications to a number of industries across the globe. They are searching for an experienced Aviation Operations Engineer to join their team in London.

The incumbent will work in a team to support preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and managing the life cycle of the equipment maintaining the correct software release. Moreover, the Aviation Operations Engineer is required to support the existing tools created to monitor and automate the EAN operations and to support the onboarding of new tools.

The role comes with a competitive salary, bonus scheme and corporate benefits package and there will be a requirement for travel to some of our client’s other offices.

Key responsibilities of the Aviation Operations Engineer:

  • Provide second/third level support for EAN service, participate in tests, and maintain the operational documents up to date.
  • Provide Aero expertise in the maintenance and enhancement of operational monitoring/reporting and automation tools.
  • Monitor service availability of the EAN network.
  • Incident and problem management.
  • Flight investigations to provide input for network optimisation.
  • Ensure all network devices that are under the group are pro-actively monitored.
  • Regression testing before and after changes are introduced to the network

Key requirements for the Aviation Operations Engineer:

  • University degree level education in Computer Science / Data Communications or equivalent.
  • Experience with automation and scripting (Scripting capability is a “must-have” requirement (Python preferred)
  • Knowledge of IP Concepts (TCP/UDP, Multicast, Routing, subnetting).
  • Understanding of major system and network monitoring techniques(SNMP, System Polling …)
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • Highly proficient in written and spoken communication skills.
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Software Developer – SATCOM

  • London
  • £60000 - £69000 per annum + Annual Bonus
  • Permanent
  • TT171

Software Developer – SATCOM

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a Global Satellite Connectivity Organisation, a market leader in providing voice and high-speed data communications to a number of critical industries. With massive recent investment in their latest network infrastructure, they are at the forefront of space and satellite innovation.

They require a Software Developer – SATCOM to develop and maintain the software systems and applications that support the evolution of their network, ensuring it remains world-class in support of existing and future services. You will be working as part of a small team of developers within the centralised business function that manages the services that keeps their business running and delivering to their global customer base.

The company offer Hybrid working with a requirement to be on site (London) one day per week, along with a competitive salary.

Key Responsibilities for the Software Developer – SATCOM:

  • To undertake software development and support of applications
  • Working with system and application users to understand new requirements, develop and test new features
  • To organise and present design and code reviews
  • Working alongside engineers from the Development & Engineering divisions to understand the design and architecture of new services to be launched and ensuring there are appropriate interfaces to allow the collection of appropriate monitoring and service information
  • Interact with Operations, Product Management and Customer Support teams to answer customer questions and help resolve customer network issues, identify and resolve software bugs

Essential Knowledge and Skills for the Software Developer – SATCOM:

  • BSc in either Computer Science or a technical/engineering discipline
  • Hands-on Java development working in a real-time operational environment
  • Experience in Javascript/Nodejs development.
  • Experience of Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Familiarity with Web/REST API programming
  • Experience in web development frameworks, such as ReactJS and Angular
  • Experience with event streaming platforms, such as Kafka

Additional Information:

You must be eligible to work in this location advertised.

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Space Segment Architect – SATCOM

  • London
  • £75000 - £80000 per annum + Annual Bonus, Hybrid-working
  • Permanent
  • TT230

Space Segment Architect – SATCOM

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a Global Satellite Connectivity Organisation, a market leader in providing voice and high-speed data communications to a number of critical industries. With massive recent investment in their latest network infrastructure, they are at the forefront of space and satellite innovation.

They require a Navigation Systems / Space Segment Architect – SATCOM to work on various strategic programmes and projects; a key role responsible for the definition of space segment capabilities and requirements and the provision of engineering support to bids/proposals and technical studies in the field of satellite services/systems and products.

The company offer Hybrid working with a requirement to be on site (London) one day per week, along with a competitive salary.

The successful Navigation Systems / Space Segment Architect – SATCOM will:

  • Act as Space Segment Architect for future system(s)/capabilities development programmes
  • Define, design, develop and document the capabilities, functions, sub-systems, architectures, interfaces and operations of selected space segment architectures
  • Undertake engineering analysesand feasibility studies appropriate to requirements definition, architectural design and other engineering elements associated with space segment architectures, services and/or products
  • Manage engagement with potential sub-system partners and suppliers, acquiring technical and commercial information as appropriate
  • Contribute to bids, proposals, product/service developments and related business development activities in relation to potential future strategic programmes and opportunities.
  • Identify and develop new service/product concepts in the context of strategic programmes business development and execute early technical feasibility studies/analyses to feed into overall business case development.
  • Provide on-time delivery of defined, agreed work package outputs, inclusive of documentation and/or presentation material.

Essential Knowledge and Skills for the Navigation Systems / Space Segment Architect – SATCOM:

  • Engineering or Physics (or similar) first degree or higher, ideally in Aerospace, Telecommunications, Navigation or other similar technical areas
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of systems engineering processes, concepts and implementation
  • Capabilities and knowledge of information systems, network systems and other software-intensive data management and processing systems
  • Knowledge of the UK government aerospace sector
  • Knowledge of and expertise relating to the implementation of model-based systems engineering (MBSE) concepts, processes, and techniques, using software tools such as AGI/STK and Enterprise Architect.
  • Knowledge of and use of ECSS and/or similar aerospace engineering standards.

Additional Information:

You must be eligible to work in this location advertised.

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Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM

  • London
  • £9999 - £999999 per annum
  • Permanent
  • TT211

Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a market leader across the Satellite Communications industry who are at the forefront of innovation throughout the space sector. To their world-wide partners, they offer unrivalled expertise to design, develop and operate state-of-the-art solutions and systems, covering the entire spectrum on the most exciting global projects in Satellite Communications. Innovation and ingenuity are the leading principles in everything that they do.

They require a versatile Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM to establish the requirements, design, capacity, performance, verification and operation of satellite communications networks for both commercial and defence customers. Their teams are expanding, and they are seeking a Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM to provide technical and commercial expertise on exciting projects.

The offering includes a competitive salary based on experience, and home-based/remote working with limited on-site work in line with project requirements.

Key Responsibilities for the Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM:

  • Carry out modelling and establish and validate requirements for satellites networks
  • End-to-end communications design and development incorporating RF systems, IP networks, OSS/BSS technology and development
  • Requirements analysis and assessment of supplier solutions
  • Communications system test strategy development and VV&T plan documentation and test execution in either ground or in-orbit test environments
  • Ground segment engineering/terminal design and development
  • Communications payload engineering design and test

Skills Required for the Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM:

  • Good customer-facing and communication skills with ability to produce and present clear, concise and unambiguous presentations
  • Strong analytical skills, the ability to identify key issues and to solve day-to-day challenges
  • Proven ability to develop innovative solutions to defined problems

Essential Experience for the Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM:

  • Graduate with Honours or Masters degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Space System Engineering, Electronics, Communications)
  • Experience in Satellite Communications systems engineering, with a knowledge of system design, ground segment design, satellite operations and payload engineering
  • Experience in IP networking, protocols and security of data
  • Thorough understanding of communications systems and associated engineering concepts
  • Experience in developing requirements systems design documentation, test plans and procedures and operational procedures
  • Knowledge of software development environments, languages and methodologies

Salary and Benefits for the Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM:

  • Competitive salary package dependent on skills/experience plus a growing list of Company benefits
  • Home-based/remote working with limited on-site work in line with project requirements
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Systems Engineer – SATCOM

  • London
  • £45000 - £50000 per annum + Annual Bonus
  • Permanent
  • TT194

Systems Engineer – SATCOM

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a Global Satellite Connectivity Organisation, a market leader in providing voice and high-speed data communications to a number of critical industries. With massive recent investment in their latest network infrastructure, they are at the forefront of space and satellite innovation.

They require a Systems Engineer – SATCOM within their centralised Technology Office, which focuses on innovative technology development and engineering to ensure their products and services are constantly pushing the boundaries of satellite communications. The team is responsible for delivering development programmes, including satellites and launchers, ground infrastructure (ground stations, networks, user terminals and access technology), regulatory, market access and product and service development.

The company offer Hybrid working with a requirement to be on site (London) one day per week, along with a competitive salary.

Primary Responsibilities for the Systems Engineer – SATCOM:

  • Support review of type approval test results (including alpha test, physical layer and protocol test report)
  • Support the development of test requirements, support test tools development and participate in verification/approval testing to ensure compliance to System Requirements
  • Support the development of test plan and carry out testing on the BGAN network as well as on various test platforms in preparation to the introduction of new BGAN services.
  • Develop expertise in physical layer design and protocol layers of the BGAN system design
  • Participate and support the Systems Architecture & Design team in the ongoing maintenance process for the BGAN System Definition Manual (SDM)

Essential Knowledge and Skills for the Systems Engineer – SATCOM:

  • Degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or equivalent.
  • Good knowledge in data communication protocols.
  • Good knowledge in mobile communication (UMTS, LTE, 5G).
  • Good knowledge of modulation (O-QPSK, QAM) and coding (turbo codes).
  • Good knowledge of software development and engineering techniques
  • Good knowledge and experience of software programming and use of simulation tools (e.g. MatLab) for system development and analysis.

Additional Information:

You must be eligible to work in this location advertised.

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Pre-Sales Engineer – SATCOM

  • London
  • £40000 - £50000 per annum + Annual Bonus, Private Healthcare
  • Permanent
  • TT248

Pre-Sales Engineer – SATCOM

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a Global Satellite Connectivity Organisation, a market leader in providing voice and high-speed data communications to a number of critical industries. With massive recent investment in their latest network infrastructure, they are at the forefront of space and satellite innovation.

They require a Pre-Sales Engineer – SATCOM to provide commercial and engineering knowledge to the provision of lease connectivity opportunities to industry customers. The successful incumbent will have strong project management skills to coordinate the multifaceted approach to building lease designs, ensuring delivery.

Key Responsibilities for the Pre-Sales Engineer – SATCOM:

  • Supporting new business lease sales with technical expertise.
  • Managing professional relationships with Partners, Customers, System Integrators and capability vendors as well as internally with CPM and COO Lease teams.
  • Ensure the delivery of new lease services is to the appropriate level of quality, on time and in accordance with the project plan and KPI’s.
  • Comfortable in delivering presentations and hosting engineering workshops to new solutions providers to highlight partnership value.
  • Coordinating, testing, staging and deploying lease solutions on customer’s site locations and providing training and orientation to the customer on the solution application.
  • Domestic and international travel to customer offices, project sites, training classes, and other destinations will be required. Extended trips up to four weeks to remote locations may be required.

Essential Knowledge and Skills required by the Pre-Sales Engineer – SATCOM:

  • Degree in Telecommunications, Electrical/Electronic Engineering or similar.
  • Previous experience in pre-sales engineering.
  • Demonstrable experience in a project management, technical administration, or related field role.
  • Experience of delivering technical projects in complex environments.
  • Knowledge of IP-based networks, handling of IP traffic, and IP behaviour.
  • Up to date knowledge of the IOT market trends and customer needs.
  • Well-developed computer skills in MS Office/Professional suites including Excel, Project and Visio
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Software Developer – SATCOM

  • London
  • £70000 - £90000 per annum + Annual Bonus, Hybrid Working
  • Permanent
  • TT245

Software Developer – SATCOM

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a Global Satellite Connectivity Organisation, a market leader in providing voice and high-speed data communications to a number of critical industries. With massive recent investment in their latest network infrastructure, they are at the forefront of space and satellite innovation.

They require a Software Developer – SATCOM to contribute to the long-term development of software products for the Satellite Control Centre. The Satellite Control Centre monitors and controls a fleet of satellites and ground stations, and the Satellite Operation Support Group is a small team of developers who have built the Ground Control System.

The company offer Hybrid working with a requirement to be on-site (London office) typically one day per week, along with a competitive salary and great benefits.

Key Responsibilities for the Software Developer – SATCOM:

  • Assist and take the lead in small/medium projects initiated by the SCC or external customers
  • Maintain and enhance the SCC scheduling tool
  • Get familiar with the Ground Control System product which is a complex system comprising of C++/Java modules
  • Join the 24 hour on-call rota for emergency support
  • Assist with the testing of any new development
  • Write technical documentation/presentation in support of the development/release activities
  • Interface with the Satellite Control Department as well as external customers
  • Interface with development partners and support integration activities

Knowledge and Skills required by the Software Developer – SATCOM:

  • in Computer Science or other STEM discipline
  • Python
  • Java/JavaScript
  • C++
  • GCP
  • Kafka
  • Familiarity with Linux systems
  • Knowledge of configuration control tools (GIT)
  • Knowledge of databases (PostGres, Cassandra)
  • Knowledge of CI/CD working practice
  • Familiarity with web-based interface (Rest)
  • Space Domain Knowledge

Please note that UK Security Clearance (SC Level) might be required.

You must also be eligible to work in the United Kingdom.

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