Senior Digital Systems Engineer

Contract hours: Full time

Salary: £Competitive

Location: Bristol

Line Manager: Head of Software and Avionics

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Job Description

Vertical Aerospace is building technology to revolutionise how people fly. Our mission is to make air travel personal, on-demand and carbon-free.

We're looking for an outstanding Digital Systems Engineer who combines superb technical knowledge and experience with a demonstrated ability to bring a common sense approach to get the right things done quickly and effectively. We want to bring the very latest technologies and development methodologies to what is traditionally a slow industry.

The successful candidate must have broad engineering experience delivering programs throughout the entire lifecycle to aerospace standards.


Your duties will be wide ranging and varied and will include:

  • Leading avionics development work packages
  • Requirements capture, decomposition and traceability
  • Architecture design with performance / complexity / development trade offs
  • Compliance to relevant aerospace standards
  • Fault tree / safety analysis
  • System simulation
  • Verification programme design
  • Presenting complex system information in an understandable way to all levels of the business
  • Mentoring junior engineers

Basic Qualifications / Experience

  • 15+ years relevant experience which includes avionics development
  • Understanding of the systems that make up the avionics suite
  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant Engineering discipline/li>
  • Proficiency in SysML
  • Experience designing system of system products
  • Knowledge of software and hardware engineering practices and patterns for the full software / hardware / networks development life cycle
  • Knowledge of relevant aerospace standards (ARP4754, DO-178/254/160)
  • Proficiency in basic coding (Python, C or C++ etc.)
  • Experience with Matlab Simulink
  • Experience in communicating with senior management, as well as technical and business teams to collect requirements, describe product features and technical designs

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Experience of certifying to aerospace standards
  • Masters or PhD in relevant Engineering discipline
  • Experience with building and testing systems on small UAS
  • Understanding of machine learning techniques
  • Experience in data analysis
  • Experience with hardware/software integration in real time and non real time systems

To apply for this role, submit your CV and a covering letter to us.