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Systems Engineering Associate

Ofcom

Baldock, Hertfordshire

Published
02-06-2020
Job ad details
Published
02-06-2020
Expires
29-06-2020
Job ID
LJA-80371410
Jobtype
Permanent
Full-time
Job sector
Mechanical/Engineering

Team Overview

We use wireless telegraphy every day to communicate over the airwaves, including voice messages, data, remote control, navigation (GPS) or using radar to find the location of objects.
It is the role of Spectrum Engineering Systems Team to ensure Ofcom has the monitoring and measurement tools required to support its duties such as informing spectrum policy, ensuring spectrum is used efficiently and can investigate cases of harmful interference.

Purpose of the Role

This role is part of a small team responsible for developing hardware and enhancing software/systems accumulating spectrum usage data using an assortment of radio monitoring systems (deployed across the UK and Northern Ireland) in order to determine information relating to radio spectrum usage. The team also develops novel technical solutions as part of a wide range of spectrum engineering projects.

Based in our Baldock office.

Requirements of the Role

Developing and enhancing the software required to operate COTS and bespoke radio monitoring systems according to business needs
Developing bespoke hardware solutions for novel monitoring/measurement project requirements
Ensuring the data collected by the remote sites is downloaded to a central location and is an accurate representation of the spectrum usage in the monitoring location using knowledge of Radio Systems, RF propagation etc.
Working with a wide range of ICT/networking equipment, such as routers and switches etc
Distilling large amounts of data collected by using a number of tools and knowledge in order to turn the raw data into intelligence and subsequently produce reports as necessary
Working to install and maintain remote technical systems at appropriate locations according to operational needs
Flexible approach to duties and changing priorities as some attendance may be required at remote site locations around the UK.
The work undertaken covers a wide range of technologies so part of the role will involve research to ensure that the testing is carried out to the highest industry standards
Working with a wide range of test instrumentation
Assist with other reasonable tasks as instructed by the Technical Systems Manager

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Good knowledge of ICT equipment, ideally Cisco trained
  • Programming experience in Python, C and web based languages on both Windows and Linux platforms
  • A logical, analytical and inquisitive mind with appropriate experience to recognize when things are not as they initially appear and have a desire to understand and resolve the situation. You must be self-starting and demonstrate the initiative and experience to solve problems and find solutions to issues as they occur
  • Good computer literacy particularly in Windows 10/Linux and including the MS Office suite and writing VBA macros
  • Clear accurate reporting and presentation for both technical & non-technical recipients with the ability to deal confidently with colleagues at an appropriate level of detail.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload to deliver high quality results in a timely manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as they will be working in a flexible and dynamic team environment
  • A UK driving license

Competences

  • Plans and prioritises effectively, monitoring quality and productivity. Accept accountability for delivering excellence in a timely and cost-effective manner. Adheres to and understands corporate governance and processes. Understands how own contribution fits with others.
  • Communicates openly, honestly and with respect. Provides clarity in written and verbal communication, avoiding unnecessary complexity. Influences by making it easy for others to understand and buy-in to rationale. Anticipates objections and responds professionally, listening to the views of others and encouraging two-way conversations.
  • Is insightful, seeking to develop a range of solutions to problems. Uses data and tools effectively to explore the root cause of issues. Seeks opportunities for improvement/generates new ideas to optimise outcomes. Understands how issues fit into the bigger picture.
  • Applies knowledge to achieve objectives. Shares expertise and knowledge with others. Maintains an awareness of organisational development e.g. strategic initiatives. Develops knowledge and expertise beyond own area/specialism e.g. Market trends and sector developments. Explicitly links overarching strategy to all individual and team activities.

Benefits

We believe that the reward package at Ofcom is based on much more than just salary. Our aim is to empower colleagues to undertake interesting and important work and we are committed to investing and supporting people to achieve their full potential.

We believe that our colleagues are best-placed to choose the benefits that are of most value to them, so we have designed a flexible benefits package to suit individual needs. The range of benefits that can be chosen reflects the flexible environment we aim to create.

Our standard benefits include:

  • Flexible benefits allowance
  • Pension allowance
  • 25 days holiday
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Annual Health Check
  • Income Protection Insurance

You can also choose from a wider range of flexible benefits, including the option to purchase additional annual leave, travel insurance, private medical cover for your family... and much more.

To Apply

Click Apply, which will take you to the vacancy page on our site where you can find out more about us and apply directly.

Apply now

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We use wireless telegraphy every day to communicate over the airwaves, including voice messages, data, remote control, navigation (GPS) or using radar to find the location of objects.
It is the role of Spectrum Engineering Systems Team to ensure Ofcom has the monitoring and measurement tools required to support its duties such as informing spectrum policy, ensuring spectrum is used efficiently and can investigate cases of harmful interference.

Purpose of the Role

This role is part of a small team responsible for developing hardware and enhancing software/systems accumulating spectrum usage data using an assortment of radio monitoring systems (deployed across the UK and Northern Ireland) in order to determine information relating to radio spectrum usage. The team also develops novel technical solutions as part of a wide range of spectrum engineering projects.

Based in our Baldock office.

Requirements of the Role

Developing and enhancing the software required to operate COTS and bespoke radio monitoring systems according to business needs
Developing bespoke hardware solutions for novel monitoring/measurement project requirements
Ensuring the data collected by the remote sites is downloaded to a central location and is an accurate representation of the spectrum usage in the monitoring location using knowledge of Radio Systems, RF propagation etc.
Working with a wide range of ICT/networking equipment, such as routers and switches etc
Distilling large amounts of data collected by using a number of tools and knowledge in order to turn the raw data into intelligence and subsequently produce reports as necessary
Working to install and maintain remote technical systems at appropriate locations according to operational needs
Flexible approach to duties and changing priorities as some attendance may be required at remote site locations around the UK.
The work undertaken covers a wide range of technologies so part of the role will involve research to ensure that the testing is carried out to the highest industry standards
Working with a wide range of test instrumentation
Assist with other reasonable tasks as instructed by the Technical Systems Manager

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Good knowledge of ICT equipment, ideally Cisco trained
  • Programming experience in Python, C and web based languages on both Windows and Linux platforms
  • A logical, analytical and inquisitive mind with appropriate experience to recognize when things are not as they initially appear and have a desire to understand and resolve the situation. You must be self-starting and demonstrate the initiative and experience to solve problems and find solutions to issues as they occur
  • Good computer literacy particularly in Windows 10/Linux and including the MS Office suite and writing VBA macros
  • Clear accurate reporting and presentation for both technical & non-technical recipients with the ability to deal confidently with colleagues at an appropriate level of detail.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload to deliver high quality results in a timely manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as they will be working in a flexible and dynamic team environment
  • A UK driving license

Competences

  • Plans and prioritises effectively, monitoring quality and productivity. Accept accountability for delivering excellence in a timely and cost-effective manner. Adheres to and understands corporate governance and processes. Understands how own contribution fits with others.
  • Communicates openly, honestly and with respect. Provides clarity in written and verbal communication, avoiding unnecessary complexity. Influences by making it easy for others to understand and buy-in to rationale. Anticipates objections and responds professionally, listening to the views of others and encouraging two-way conversations.
  • Is insightful, seeking to develop a range of solutions to problems. Uses data and tools effectively to explore the root cause of issues. Seeks opportunities for improvement/generates new ideas to optimise outcomes. Understands how issues fit into the bigger picture.
  • Applies knowledge to achieve objectives. Shares expertise and knowledge with others. Maintains an awareness of organisational development e.g. strategic initiatives. Develops knowledge and expertise beyond own area/specialism e.g. Market trends and sector developments. Explicitly links overarching strategy to all individual and team activities.

Benefits

We believe that the reward package at Ofcom is based on much more than just salary. Our aim is to empower colleagues to undertake interesting and important work and we are committed to investing and supporting people to achieve their full potential.

We believe that our colleagues are best-placed to choose the benefits that are of most value to them, so we have designed a flexible benefits package to suit individual needs. The range of benefits that can be chosen reflects the flexible environment we aim to create.

Our standard benefits include:

  • Flexible benefits allowance
  • Pension allowance
  • 25 days holiday
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Annual Health Check
  • Income Protection Insurance

You can also choose from a wider range of flexible benefits, including the option to purchase additional annual leave, travel insurance, private medical cover for your family... and much more.

To Apply

Click Apply, which will take you to the vacancy page on our site where you can find out more about us and apply directly.

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Job ad details
Published
02-06-2020
Expires
29-06-2020
Job ID
LJA-80371410
Jobtype
Permanent
Full-time
Job sector
Mechanical/Engineering