Digital Aviation Research & Technology Centre Digital Systems Architect

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£42,501 to £47,375 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £59,219 per annum
15 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
22 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Organisation Cranfield University
School/Department School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Permanent
Salary £42,501 to £47,375 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £59,219 per annum
Apply by 22/09/2019

Role Description

Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. 

The School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing (SATM) is a leading provider of postgraduate level engineering education, research and technology support to individuals and organisations. At the forefront of aerospace, manufacturing and transport systems technology and management for over 70 years, we deliver multi-disciplinary solutions to the complex challenges facing industry.

The Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC) due to open in 2020 is a £67 million investment with the aim to unlock the potential of digital aviation creating a ‘research ecosystem’ underpinned by our global research airport.

The Digital Systems Architect will be joining the DARTeC project at a critical and exciting time. Working closely with the Cranfield academic research teams and the industry collaborators the holder of the post will be responsible for the design, solutioneering, developing and documenting of the digital systems within the DARTeC technical facilities. The post holder will be expected to work as the primary technical liaison between the DARTeC research programmes and the enabling wider University IT systems.

The holder of this post will have a Computer Science, Engineering or related degree or an equivalent qualification/experience. Candidates applying for the post will be able to demonstrate experience of supporting projects and processes including time, incident and change management. Demonstrable experience is also required of designing, managing and maintaining bespoke integrated systems that include; real-time operational and corporate IT systems, sensors, data storage and data analytics.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Adrian Cole (DARTeC Delivery Programme Manager on +44 (0)1234 758299 (

At Cranfield, we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.