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Analysis, Modelling & Simulation (AMS) Placements 2021

(Summer/Year in Industry)

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Job description:

In AMS our role is to ensure our customers gain the maximum advantage from their data. We are involved at all stages of the data lifecycle from the initial gathering & processing stage, through the analysis phase, leading to actionable outputs & advice. Our aims are to ensure: that starting data is of the highest quality; that it is quickly and efficiently processed into clear, meaningful information; that we extract deeper insight from it; and that we provide robust, data-led advice and take sound, evidence-based actions.

We have a strong pedigree in sensor design, data analysis & processing, and data fusion. We are at the cutting edge for designing tools, software and automation techniques that enable the rapid and timely transfer of relevant data and information. We also deal in information exploitation techniques, for real-world use but also in the fields of simulation and the design of synthetic environments. We develop and use numerical and mathematical models for a wide range of engineering and business applications.

What we do

QinetiQ is a company of over 6,000 people dedicated to being on the side of their customers.

Sites & roles:

Site: Farnborough

Our teams at Farnborough are involved in the overlapping areas of Control and Autonomy and Synthetic Environments and Simulation, and in Data Analytics.

The Control & Autonomy team is focussed on Research & Development in the growth area of autonomy, primarily focussed on the air environment, as well as Mission Management and Flight Control, and can draw on decades of experience in these fields. The Simulation and Synthetic Environments team has vast experience in designing and developing high fidelity training and experimentation systems across all of the Army, Navy & Air Forces and in the Security Sector. This applies within the individual and collective domain, using a range of technologies that cover human-in-the-loop simulation and synthetic environment capabilities.

The Data Analytics team contains both Data Scientists and Data Engineers. They use techniques from Statistics, Computer Science and Engineering, and often work closely with Human Sciences specialists, to derive meaningful information from complex data (covering structured and unstructured data, text, imagery, sensor data, and other numerical sources) to support decision making and predictive ability. They also design and develop data platforms using a wide variety of Big Data, Machine Learning and Analytics technologies and components, from open-source, COTS (including Cloud) and in-house sources. Some staff routinely deploy to customer sites, including in London.

Site: Lincoln

Our teams in and around Lincoln are principally involved in the field of Mission Systems, optimising data and information paths for our main defence customer. They are experts in the fields of mission systems and weapon systems for UK defence front-line platforms, and have a direct impact on operational effectiveness. They are involved with the processing, assimilation and fusion of data – primarily Mission Data – and the resultant exploitation of the produced information. This is achieved by their having expertise in the analysis and processing of data but also in their ability to conceive and create solutions for real-world problems. The teams carry out a variety of tasks that include: data analysis and processing; the provision of mission data; tool and algorithm development that improve process efficiency; test, verification and validation tasks to prove and improve platform data and software. We also have teams embedded with the customer at RAF Coningsby, RAF Marham and RAF Waddington who are providing essential services to the front line of defence on a daily basis.

Site : Malvern

Our teams at Malvern are involved in Mission Systems, Radar & EW and Data Analytics.

For Mission Systems the teams are recognised as global experts in the fields of sensor fusion, the provision of both multi- and single-mission data, and the exploitation of information through a deep understanding of interoperability and communication techniques. The Malvern teams are closely associated with (and mirror the capability of) our teams based at Lincoln but also provide the deep-dive analysis into complex fusion methods and the development of machine learning and neural networking techniques. Malvern also hosts a team of globally recognised experts in the field of mission planning and are developing techniques for dynamic and real-time planning to improve operational tempo.

For Radar, the teams are the recognised UK experts in many fields such as Automatic Target Recognition, Synthetic Aperture Radar imaging, Space-Time Adaptive Processing, Moving Target Indication and the impact of windfarms on radar. Their world-class expertise covers airborne, land-based and ship-based radar. They have extensive expertise in all application domains, covering waveform design, detection, tracking and recognition for air targets, ships and ground-vehicles. Other skills include algorithm development, signal processing, demonstrator development and simulation using state-of-the-art tools, which are increasingly finding application beyond Radar. Their customer work covers both long-term innovative research as well as project support work providing expert advice for the MOD and UK defence industry on the design and use of radar systems.

The EW teams deliver world-leading research into novel electronic surveillance and geolocation techniques using mathematical analysis, signal processing, direction-finding and advanced precision geolocation, radio propagation. This includes both communications and radar signal types. They have a deep understanding of how EW systems are used operationally through our close links with defence customers and an extensive understanding of communication techniques and waveform types that frequently means that our team is called on to support non-EW projects.

Our Data Analytics teams at Malvern are broadly similar to the team at Farnborough, with particular strength currently in Data Science and Machine Learning. Machine Learning activities increasingly overlap with Mission Systems, Radar & EW, and with Cyber Security.

Site : Portsmouth - Portsdown Technology Park (PTP)

Our teams at PTP are involved in providing quantitative data analysis and picture performance assessment for command systems, primarily in the Maritime domain.

They have a breadth of expertise in sensor fusion, integration and demonstration to improve situational awareness capability for surveillance and command systems, and they support the customers by providing guidance and advice on the analysis process from requirements setting, through data capture, to assessment, using the expertise built up over the past decade.

Site : Rosyth (Scotland)

Our teams at Rosyth and our Scottish Coast ranges are involved in the management of the acoustic and magnetic signatures of ships and submarines. Radiated noise and magnetic signature measurements are conducted and the data evaluated by our experts to provide information to our customers to enable them to assess the susceptibility and vulnerability of their platforms to detection by threat sensors, such as sonar or mines. As well as assessing new platforms, much of the work is with operational vessels, directly impacting the Royal Navy’s strategic and tactical capabilities. The teams often work on short-term deployments, including overseas.

Who we want:

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people, with strong analytical and critical-thinking skills, who are able to apply fundamental engineering, scientific and mathematical techniques to real-word problems and who have the ability to conceive, realise, create and innovate solutions to solve those problems. The successful candidates will be working on front-line defence research and capability and will have a direct impact on the operational effectiveness of our defence forces.

Required: Achieved or on track to achieve a bachelor’s degree or higher degree in a physical science, engineering or maths.

Security notice:

Please be aware that this role is subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that you must hold full British citizenship and obtain the right to stay and work within the UK. Restrictions may also mean that any dual or previous nationalities held can affect the roles in which you can perform within QinetiQ.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Summer, Year-long
  • Rosyth (Scotland), Farnborough, Lincoln, Malvern (Worcestershire) and Portsmouth
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