Principle Analyst - Sonar Systems

Job title : Principle Analyst - Sonar Systems
Contract type : Permanent
Location : Weymouth, Dorset
Sectors :
Salary : £50000 - £65000 per annum + plus excellent benefits
Start date : 2019-10-03
Job Reference : SYN2096_1570103513
Contact name : Stephen Brauner
Contact email :

Principal Analyst (Sonar)

  • Exceptional benefits
  • Up to c£60k DOE
  • World class Electronic Manufacturing company

We have an exciting new opportunity for a talented and motivated Principal Analyst looking to develop their expertise and play a pivotal role in extending our clients marine defence products in capability and effectiveness.Analysts are involved throughout
the project lifecycle from conceiving new product ideas and capabilities to gaining customer approval of delivered solutions and insertion of capability enhancement to in service solutions.
As a Principal Analyst you will provide in-depth sonar technical expertise, supporting equally both product development and project delivery.

Key Responsibilities
Algorithm Definition/Verification
Developing sonar processing algorithms based on the application of established digital signal processing approaches
Selecting appropriate algorithmic techniques based upon performance requirements developed with the system design team from the customer specification
Developing algorithms with implementation in mind (segmentation/simplification/parallelisation)
Documenting algorithm specification and design decisions/implications/discussions
Supporting the implementation, debugging and verification of algorithms in software, including the generation of appropriate test data Performance Modelling, Design Trade-offs and Product Development
Modelling algorithm performance under a wide range of realistic underwater conditions
Modelling sonar system performance against customer requirements for the inclusion in bid responses
Quantifying the impact of Sonar System Design decisions to the Sonar System performance, hence guiding cost effective approaches to this decision making process.
Communicating implications of Sonar Performance related subjects with expert and non-expert audiences verbally and written
Developing ideas for new approaches to Sonar products to improve their capability individually and collectively embracing new technologies or approaches Support to Trials
Specifying and oversight of trials plans/procedures to ensure appropriate data is gathered to assess Sonar System performance
Analysing Trials data, assessing against system performance requirements
Reporting on Trails Data analysis drawing clear conclusions on both the success of the trials and the sonar system against its performance requirements Communication/Reporting
Report to project/product development teams on progress of assigned work packages
To provide in-feed to design reviews and at customer presentations
Mentoring junior analysts within the business

Skills, Qualification and Experience
Hold a relevant Bachelor's (higher degree preferred) in Physics, Mathematics or Engineering;
Have significant experience in at least some of the following areas, with exposure to the others:

  • Digital Signal Processing Algorithm Definition
  • Trials Data Analysis
  • Performance Prediction Modelling
  • Performance Requirement interpretation and analysis
  • Algorithmic simplification for increased computational efficiency
  • Sonar domain experience in one of the above areas is highly desirable

Experience in communicating complicated topics clearly and concisely to expert and non-expert audiences
Proficient in the use of mathematic/scientific modelling tools e.g. MATLAB
Experience of being able to set and meet deadlines
Hold or be capable of achieving Security Clearance (SC) or higher with no caveats.

This business offers a range of flexible employee benefits along with career development opportunities for motivated and dedicated employees. You will receive:
* 25 days holiday + bank holidays
* Up to 4x your annual salary in life assurance
* Flexible benefits package (retail vouchers, gym discounts, employee share scheme, ability to buy or sell annual leave and more!)
* Pension Scheme
* Sports and Social club

Security clearance
Due to the nature of work undertaken applicants will be required to meet Security Clearance
We will endeavor to respond to all applicants, but if you do not receive a response within 5 working days, please consider yourself unsuccessful on this application.

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