Job Spotlight – Andy Jordan, Unmanned Systems Developer

Friday November 11th, 2016 TAGS:

The Control Team is the largest team at ASV Global and is continually growing. These people are the brains behind the control system; the hardware and software that makes a boat autonomous. Without them there would be no ‘A’ in ASV.

After completing a MEng Electronic Engineering degree at the University of Southampton, Andy Jordan joined ASV Global as an Unmanned Systems Developer. From networking and provisioning to living on a ship for three weeks, Andy explains what makes his job truly out of the ordinary…

What does your role involve?

Day to day my job involves a whole range of things. I have developed software to control the hardware that makes an unmanned vehicle work, integration with sensors and sensor processing for collision avoidance and higher level interfaces and features in our core software. I also deal with networking and provisioning and improving processes and infrastructure across the company.

What is your favourite thing about working for ASV Global?

The great variety of things that I work on and not knowing what each day will bring. I am often testing boats on the water or resolving software issues at short notice. The company is very dynamic and responsive which means we often have to move very quickly to deliver projects.

What is your greatest achievement at ASV Global?

We have recently returned from a three week trial in Wales and Scotland called Unmanned Warrior. This involved living on a ship for three weeks and supporting the operation of three unmanned vehicles in trials with naval ships, submarines and aircraft. It was great to see several months of hard work pay off!

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy climbing, cycling, swimming, running and playing squash.

We’re currently looking for Software Engineers of all experience levels, including graduates, to join our growing control team at Portchester, UK. Find out more here.

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