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Algorithm Specialist

Algorithm Specialist

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    Engineering & Technical

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  • Salary:

    Up to £75 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jeffrey Barr

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Algorithm Specialist - £75 per hour inside ir35 - 6 months (extension highly likely) - Stevenage or Bristol - one stage interview - hybrid (4 days onsite a week or 4 days comprised working offered) - SC cleared project - Sector: Defence & Aerospace

Yolk recruitment is recruiting for an Algorithm Specialist to work with a global leader in aerospace technology and innovation.

This is an exciting opportunity to support studies managing the complex performance trades between software and hardware and support algorithm proving activities.

Algorithm development covers a range of capabilities such as autopilots, control systems, mid-course guidance, navigation, homing guidance, data fusion, artificial intelligence and mission planning.

Activities are throughout the product life cycle including early research studies, feasibility and concept stages, and product development and customer support. This will give you a broad range of experience and a really varied role.

Due to the security nature of this project the candidate must be a sole British national and hold a current SC security clearance before starting this position.


  • You will be responsible for the development of specific algorithms or studies to support a key programme
  • Responsibilities can include concept studies, algorithm design and trade-off studies, trials preparation, trials analysis and reporting, architecture definition, algorithm and model validation
  • You will be autonomous and will be able to act as a point of contact for your department's interactions with the other project teams e.g. Simulation and Modelling, Software, Hardware-in-the Loop, Systems Design & Validation and Technical Quality
  • You will perform technical analyses and investigations into a full range of issues and problems along with preparing and developing solutions either individually or as a member of a project team
  • You will engage with the algorithm users, understand and respond to their needs

Core Skills:

  • Experience of algorithm development in a relevant area (such as guidance, control, data fusion, navigation and artificial intelligence)
  • Experience of Mathematical Modelling would be beneficial (such as flight dynamics, aerodynamics, sensors, and actuation systems)
  • A good understanding of simulation environments (e.g. MATLAB and Simulink, or similar) and programming languages (e.g. FORTRAN, Python).

Desirable Skills:

  • Hold a current SC security clearance
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