Drone Cybersecurity Software Engineer

Lincoln, United Kingdom
£28,000 per annum
Tuesday, 29 June 2021
End of advertisement period
Monday, 26 July 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £28,000 per annum
Please not that this post is full time, 40 hours per week and fixed term for 30 months.
Closing Date:   Monday 26 July 2021
Interview Date:   Monday 16 August 2021
Reference:  EL1181A

Drone Cybersecurity Software Engineer – (KTP Associate)

The University of Lincoln (UoL) in association with Metis Aerospace Ltd

An exciting opportunity has become available for a drone Cybersecurity Software Engineer to design and develop a fully integrated advanced passive RF signal exploitation capability for drone detection. This position is a 30-month fixed term contract, with a £5k per annum dedicated training budget tailored towards your personal development and could lead to a full-time position within this dynamic innovative company.

This post has been created as a result of an innovative Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Metis Aerospace (  and the School of Computer Science in the College of Science at the University of Lincoln ( This position forms part of a KTP scheme funded by Innovate UK.   

METIS Aerospace Ltd

METIS Aerospace Ltd established in 2011 and based adjacent to the University of Lincoln. METIS develops and provides market leading signals intelligence solutions to significant military, commercial and government departments to support national security. METIS most notable achievement was being instrumental in assisting the reopening to London Gatwick Airport during its drone crisis in 2018. METIS invests a significant amount of its turnover in in-house R&D and works closely with the University of Lincoln in developing and integrating cutting edge technology to remain a market leader in its area of expertise and product delivery.

School of Computer Science

The School of Computer Science has had significant accomplishments in recent years, developing a range of technology-focused programs targeted at the defense and allied professions. Working towards this goal with employers and partners at all points, aided by outstanding specialist facilities, the School has played a key part in achieving this success, pursuing a blend of fundamental, applied, and interdisciplinary research and development, with particular strengths in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, and Human-Computer Interaction. 

KTP Associate

The KTP Associate will be based at the METIS Aerospace office in Lincoln and be subject to its employment practices and conditions of work. The successful candidate will be supervised by METIS Aerospace and the School of Computer Science, at the University of Lincoln.

We are looking to recruit a software engineer with a strong degree in Computer Science or an IT related discipline to undertake this 30-month KTP project which has the overall aim to design and develop an advanced passive RF signal exploitation capability for drone detection. 

The Associate will be required to undergo Baseline Personnel Security Standard check (‘BPSS’) as a condition of employment and further national security clearance checks may be required during the term of the contract. 

For more information about how KTP’s work with businesses and the University, and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position, please visit

For an informal discussion about the role, or to arrange a tour of the Metis Aerospace site and facilities, please contact Marta