Graduate Opportunity

Physics, Maths and Engineering Graduate: Radar and Signal Processing

Maths/Physics/Computer Science.

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It’s an exciting time to join one of our Early Careers programmes at QinetiQ. We are always looking for great people to join our team, whether you are taking your first steps in starting a career or you are looking to make a career change, we have a wide range of exciting opportunities for you.

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About the team

Analysis, Modelling and Simulation Team:

You will join an analysis, modelling and simulation team focused on radar and signal processing. There are a range of unique and interesting projects that the team works on including:

  • Radar modelling.
  • Waveform and signal processing chain design.
  • Design and utilisation of innovative radar technologies.
  • Research and design of novel algorithms for the technology of tomorrow.
  • Analysis and utilisation of real world data to support our customers decision making process.  

Predominantly our work is done to enable our maritime and Royal Navy customers, to advance their technologies and capability within the radar and signal processing domain. This gives war fighters and the UK as a whole an advantage in the modern warfare theatre.

There will be opportunities for you to work on a range of projects covering a number of different specialisms; expanding and enhancing the capability of our customers. Being a collaborative team there is always someone on hand to support you through your work so that you can utilise and learn from the experts.

What will I be doing? 

  • The primary scope of this role is focused on modelling, simulation and analysis within the radar and signal processing domain.  
  • You will undertake a variety of tasks, ensuring technical solutions meet business and customer requirements.
  • Developing your Matlab skills by designing, modifying and creating Matlab based models.
  • Enhancing your ability to effectively communicate highly technical information to a wide range of audiences; including the opportunity to seek out external conferencing and presentation events.
  • Deepening your specialist knowledge within the fields of radar and signal processing to become part of the next generation of subject matter experts.
  • Networking with a wide range of specialists across multiple domains and specialisms.
  • Getting involved with a variety of experiences to deepen and broaden your knowledge in specialisms outside your main role – with the opportunity to spend placements at a number of the QinetiQ sites around the UK.
  • Follow an internal development scheme that will support progression to chartered status with an appropriate professional body.
  • Promote innovation, inventiveness and standards of excellence within the delivery and/or capture teams.
  • You will have time and resources to explore the knowledge around your role and undertake additional training and experiences.

Academic requirements:

You will need to have obtained at least an undergraduate degree (including integrated masters) with a key focus on any of the disciplines listed below:

  • Physics.
  • Maths.
  • Additional STEM subjects covering radio frequency technology.

Additional requirements:

  • Have a strong interest and/or experience using Matlab or equivalent language such as Python.
  • An interest in working within the defence industry.
  • Excited by developing solutions to complex and difficult problems.
  • Passionate about scientific research and development.
  • The desire to develop a deep technical specialism.
  • Experience conveying technical knowledge to a wide range of audiences with varying levels of technological experience.
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a team to deliver for our customers.
  • Please be aware that many roles within QinetiQ will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.
  • You must be prepared to go through the Government Vetting process. 

Why join QinetiQ?

As a global company of over 6,000 dedicated people providing technological and scientific expertise, we are excited to recruit the most talented and enthusiastic people to become key parts of our business. Our Early Careers programmes give you the opportunity to be at the heart of impactful projects. 

Diversity and inclusion

In our unique working environment, teams from different backgrounds collaborate widely on some of the world’s most complex defence and security challenges. Whatever part you play, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies. It’s a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Together, we’ll explore new ways of protecting the world around us. 

Your wellbeing

Looking after the health and wellbeing of our employees are our top priority. We offer a host of services designed to support your wellbeing. They range from our Thrive app and Employee Assistance Programme to Mental Health First Aiders. The wellbeing of our employees is critical to our collective and individual success. 

Rewards and benefits

We offer global career progression and the opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting projects along with a wide range of rewards and recognition. Our highly competitive salaries come with a raft of benefits, from a performance-based Employee Incentive Scheme to Thank Q, our global recognition scheme. There’s also a Share Incentive Plan, Life Assurance and Benefits+, our flexible benefits package. It’s all designed to make life easier for you.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: January 4th, 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Portsmouth
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Maths
  • Physics

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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