Tuesday, 18 August 2020

SyntheSys Technologies Employment Opportunity: IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management Technical Specialist


An exciting opportunity within SyntheSys Technologies has opened for an IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management Technical Specialist. 

The ideal candidate should have advanced skills across the full suite of IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management tools, including  IBM® DOORS® Family, IBM® DOORS®  Next, Engineering Workflow Management and Engineering Test Management.  


This is a customer facing role, which provides enriching opportunities to work with our customer base during the pre-sales, deployment, configuration, training and support phases of our customer contracts.  Experience of Model-Based Systems Engineering, as supported by the Rhapsody® application would be an advantage. 

To register your interest in this role, or to have a more in-depth discussion about this role please contact Mr Mark Williamson on +44 (0) 1947 821 464 or send us an email at recruitment@synthesys.co.uk

Monday, 17 August 2020

SyntheSys Defence Employment Opportunity: Tactical Data Link Trainer / Consultant


Due to a number of exciting forthcoming opportunities, SyntheSys Defence has a requirement for a Tactical Data Link (TDL) Trainer/Consultant.  SyntheSys Defence has been providing TDL training for over 30 years and during that time we have gained a global reputation for providing relevant, up to date training courses to a wide range of military and commercial organisations.  Due to an increase in demand for our services we are now looking to employ an additional TDL Instructor.

 The successful applicant will be required to present and maintain a wide portfolio of TDL training courses.  These courses may be presented to a worldwide audience, so there is a necessity for a certain amount of international travel.  Recent operational / technical experience would be an advantage, as well as a recognised instructional qualification.  SyntheSys Defence is a teleworking company, therefore, the majority of the maintenance work will be done from home.  The applicant may also be required to assist in other areas of the Company's TDL operations.  SyntheSys Defence supports the Armed Forces Covenant and encourages applications from ex-services personnel.

Please note, job applications from outside the United Kingdom would be welcome.  Closing date for applications is 30th September 2020.

To register your interest, or to have a more in-depth discussion about this role, please contact Mr Tony Castle on +44 (0) 1947 821 464 or send us an email at recruitment@synthesys.co.uk.  

Monday, 10 August 2020

TRACEcertification for SyntheSys


SyntheSys is delighted to have recently completed TRACE Certified Due Diligence. TRACE is a globally recognised business association dedicated to anti-bribery, compliance and good governance and leading provider of shared-cost third party risk management solutions. Members and clients include over 500 multinational companies located worldwide.

Certification by TRACE signifies that SyntheSys Systems Engineers Limited has completed internationally accepted due diligence procedures and has been forthcoming and cooperative during the review process.

SyntheSys’ Contracts Manager, Jacqui Readman, commented:

‘Here at SyntheSys, we take our commitment to commercial transparency seriously which is why the TRACEcertification is important to our business.  TRACE is a widely recognised certification, which we are positive will assist in building strong relationships with new and existing commercial partners.’

TRACE’s president, Alexandra Wrage, said:

TRACEcertification helps SyntheSys differentiate itself from competitors by demonstrating its commitment to commercial transparency through completion of TRACE’s heavily benchmarked and comprehensive due diligence review.’

View our complete TRACE Certified Due Diligence report: https://bit.ly/3gL5QRV

For more information about our accreditations, please visit http://www.synthesys.co.uk/memberships-and-accreditations.html, or to speak to a member of our team about your current or future projects, please contact info@synthesys.co.uk

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

OptimiSE Issue 5: Managing Complexity, Engineering Lifecycle Management & Systems Engineering Training

The latest issue of OptimiSE Magazine is out now.  Issue 5 gives the latest from SyntheSys together with  some light-hearted technical insight.  We provide some ‘food for thought’ if you are looking for new ways of improving efficiency at an organisational level or extending your skills at an individual level.

In this issue, we feature an article on how to adapt the product life cycle for complexity (Page 6) which leads into an article looking at the latest IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management toolset (Page 8).  We are also pleased to offer the free ‘Continuous Engineering for Dummies’ on Page 12.

To read the free online version and to subscribe to future issues, please visit:  http://www.optimisese.co.uk or if you would prefer to receive a free hard copy, contact cet@synthesys.co.uk

Finally, we would love to hear from you!  Have you got something to shout about?  A burning question to ask, or a topic you are passionate about and would like the opportunity to share your thoughts?  We are inviting members of the systems engineering community to contribute articles.  If you are interested in contributing to OptimiSE magazine, please contact cet@synthesys.co.uk    

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Announcement for our Systems Engineering Training Course Customers

We are delighted to announce that we will be delivering the remaining 2020 training courses in line with social distancing requirements.

If you were due to attend either a Systems Engineering Foundation or Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) preparation course, you may be pleased to know that we have confirmed the Training Calendar for the remainder of 2020.  We will be directly contacting customers who were  affected by the recent course cancellations.

We take a flexible approach to the delivery of our training courses and we can deliver training on customer site for multiple delegates.

If you are interested in Systems Engineering training and would like some more information about how we can assist in developing your skills, please visit: www.synthesys-technologies.co.uk/training.html  or contact us via email: cet@synthesys.co.uk

Friday, 10 July 2020

SyntheSys Technologies featured on the IBM® Partner Ecosystem Page

We are delighted to share our feature on the new IBM® partner page for Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM).To view the feature, visit: https://www.ibm.com/business-operations/partners/engineering  

We make no secret of our Gold Business Partner status and believe our feature on the new partner page further strengthens our position in a robust, global IBM® Business Partner ecosystem.

SyntheSys Technologies Managing Director, Mark Williamson commented:

‘The IBM® website is renowned for holding a wealth of resources, information and inspiring stories of success.  This new feature gives those interested in the ELM toolset an opportunity to expand their understanding of the partner network.  This gives customers confidence that they are working with the best-suited partners.’

We welcome discussions around your current and future engineering development projects.  To start the conversation, email cet@synthesys.co.uk 

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Online Multifunctional Information Distribution Systems (MIDS) Link 16 Training

Registrations are now being accepted for the forthcoming MIDS Link 16 Training course which is due to take place online between 22 - 26 June 2020.  The aim of the course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of MIDS Link 16 and covers both technical and operational employment of the system.

By the end of the course, students will be able to explain, describe, identify, interpret and recall a range of MIDS Link 16 related protocols and data including MIDS terminal characteristics, J-Series message catalogue, Frequency Clearance Agreements and the use of the Operational Tasking (OPTASK) Link.  The course will also explore the planned changes to the terminals used by Link 16 in accordance with Block Upgrade 2.

The course is spread over 5 days, in sessions of approximately 3.5 to 4 hours in duration to ensure an engaging learning experience and is aligned with what students receive when attending our MIDS Link 16 classroom course.

Training delegates receive unlimited access to the SyntheSys Defence Community Portal along with electronic copies of the course material, and the MIDS Link 16 manual via the portal.

For more information including learning outcomes and the full syllabus, please visit: http://www.synthesys-defence.co.uk/mids-link-16-online-training.html
If you would like to register your interest, receive pricing information or discuss your training requirement, please contact training@synthesys.co.uk

Thursday, 30 April 2020

SyntheSys Defence Provides Free Online Tactical Data Link Training

During this difficult period many of us are looking for flexible ways of developing and maintaining key skills, and with so many face-to-face training courses now being cancelled, online training delivery is now more relevant than ever.

In response, we would like to share the full schedule for Free Tactical Data Link (TDL) Training to be delivered by our SyntheSys Defence team:   
  • 6th May 2020 at 09:30 – An Introduction to MIDS/Link 16;
  • 20th May 2020 at 09:30 – An Introduction to Link 22;
  • 3rd June 2020 at 09:30 – An Introduction to Variable Message Format (VMF).

Each delegate attending the course will also receive a free copy of the Introduction to TDLs E-Book to support and enhance the learning experience.  Registration for the live online training sessions must be made via our Defence Community Portal which will also give access to other useful TDL resources.

We welcome anyone from any background to join in.

For more information on what the online courses will cover and details on how to register, visit: http://www.synthesys-defence.co.uk/tactical-data-link-online-training-series.html
or contact us via training@synthesys.co.uk.

Webinar Invitation for those working in the Travel & Transportation Industry

SyntheSys and IBM® are helping teams effectively manage the complexities of developing smart, connected products by using powerful tools to enhance and support the systems and software development life cycle.  In the cloud or on-premises, IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management tools help Systems Engineers and Software Developers to deliver against requirements, respond efficiently to change and create high-quality designs faster - all whilst controlling development costs and meeting compliance needs.

We are thrilled to be collaborating with IBM® to deliver a 1-hour technical webinar which will give delegates an overview of the toolset whilst informing on best practices for the industry.  This webinar presents the case around why and how organisations should manage requirements, govern change and test extensively when developing smart products.

Engineers from all functional disciplines, including Senior Managers, Project Managers and team members will find this webinar useful.  Those developing complex products (including software) and services within the Travel & Transportation industry will benefit from understanding the tools.

For more information and to register your attendance, visit:

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Ten out of Ten for TDL Technology Magazine

A proud milestone has been reached with the publication of this bumper tenth issue of TDL Technology magazine.  To mark the occasion, SyntheSys’ Managing Director, John S Hartas, looks back at some of the most notable features throughout the last 10 issues by mentioning the invaluable contributions we have received from esteemed members of the Tactical Data Link (TDL) and wider community, you can read the full feature in John’s letter on Page 3.

Those who know us, know that heritage is important to us, and we build on this sentiment in Issue 10 by looking at the heritage of TDL’s and how codebreaking ace, Gordon Welchman played a significant part in the birth of TDL’s.

We also feature an article from Athanasios Chouliaras via Armada International which examines how the electronic support mission performed by Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft is often overlooked and how this mission could be evolved.

Readers can enjoy other insightful articles and features exploring TDL Interoperability Testing, Requirements Engineering and we put Link 22 under the spotlight in our ‘Demystifying TDL’s’ feature.

TDL Technology is completely FREE to read.  Prefer to flick through the pages?  We will happily send you a copy, simply email tdltech@synthesys.co.uk

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

COVID-19 Announcement: Systems Engineering Training

Due to travel restrictions as a result of the current COVID-19 situation, SyntheSys has taken the difficult decision to cancel the scheduled Systems Engineering Foundation Training Course on 21st-22nd April 2020.

The scheduled Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) preparation course scheduled for 18 - 22 May will be reviewed as the situation develops.

If you would like to speak to us about future SyntheSys Technologies Systems Engineering training bookings, do not hesitate to contact the Client Engagement Team by emailing cet@synthesys.co.uk or telephoning +44 (0) 1974 821 464.

Monday, 24 February 2020

Our 2019 Systems Engineering Training Customer Satisfaction Results Are In!

Whether you are new to the world of Systems Engineering, or an experienced member of the community, we build our courses to meet all levels of experience.  Gathering customer feedback is fundamental to how we design, deliver and improve our training courses, so we are thrilled to publish the 2019 customer feedback results from our SyntheSys Technologies group.

After completing the course, delegates are asked to complete feedback questionnaires which are designed in line with requirements outlined in ISO9001:2015 to capture insight around trainer performance, course material, operational context and overall course feedback.

We are thrilled to receive many positive comments and feedback which helps us build on strengths and adapt and improve our courses.

For more information about engineering courses delivered through our SyntheSys Technologies group including our 2020 course schedule, course datasheets and syllabi visit: http://www.synthesys-technologies.co.uk/training.html or contact training.sys-eng@synthesys.co.uk

2019 SyntheSys Defence Training Customer Satisfaction Results Published

2019 SyntheSys Defence Training Customer Satisfaction Results Published

Whether you are new to the world of Tactical Data Links (TDLs), or an experienced member of the community, we build our courses to meet all levels of experience. Gathering customer feedback is fundamental to how we design, deliver and improve our training courses, so we are pleased to publish the 2019 customer feedback results from our Tactical Data Link and wider training.

After completing a course, delegates are asked to complete feedback questionnaires which are designed in line with requirements outlined in ISO9001:2015 to capture insight around trainer performance, course material, operational context and overall course feedback.

We are delighted that over 94% of the responses provided to a variety of questions were rated as either ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

For more information about our TDL and related training courses, including the 2020 course schedule, course datasheets and syllabi visit: http://www.synthesys-defence.co.uk/data-link-training.html or contact: training@synthesys.co.uk

Monday, 3 February 2020

Issue 4 of OptimiSE Magazine Out Now!

Copies of OptimiSE Issue 4 are winging their way to subscribers – but you can access the magazine online first!  With interesting articles about Automotive Electrification, Engineering Supply Chain Management and Cloud Development, Issue 4 is not to be missed.

In this Issue
  • Automotive Electrification – the case for Systems Engineering
  • Engineering Supply Chain Management – create a single source of truth for your supply chain
  • Cloud Development for Collaborative Engineering Management – are you realising potential benefits of cloud-based developments?

We welcome you to contribute articles, to voice opinions, share best practices, ask a question, or simply communicate interesting news with our readers.  Do not hesitate to contact us with any ideas you may have for articles.

OptimiSE is completely FREE to read.  Prefer to flick through the pages?  We will happily send you a copy, simply email info@synthesys.co.uk

Thursday, 30 January 2020

A G-Cloud 11 Success: Proud to be Supplying East West Railway Company

East West Rail is a new direct connection, linking communities between Oxford and Cambridge, including Bicester, Milton Keynes and Bedford by rail.  The organisation responsible for accelerating delivery of the project, the East West Railway Company, values making meaningful connections and we are proud to be associated with the pioneering organisation through a recent contract.

We make no secret of the fact that Requirements Management is the foundation of any successful engineering development, so we are thrilled to be supplying East West Railway Company with leading  Requirements Management application, IBM® Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next®, to help the organisation meet passenger safety, regulatory and complex technical requirements. 

The transaction was serviced through the ‘G-Cloud 11’ framework which gives United Kingdom (UK) access to a myriad of specialist cloud providers and is a quick and easy route to market.

This latest success further reinforces our position in the rail supply-chain, and we look forward to a successful collaboration with East West Railway Company.

If you would like to hear more about how we are assisting engineering organisations working in fast-paced industries such as Rail, Automotive, Energy and Aerospace, contact us via cet@synthesys.co.uk or telephone +44 (0) 1947 821 464.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Engineering Company, SyntheSys, Opens Additional Client Engagement Office in the heart of Team Valley, Gateshead

In an exciting time of expansion, a North Yorkshire-based engineering firm establishes a satellite base in Gateshead’s Team Valley.

SyntheSys provides high-quality, engineering products and services to government and industrial clients around the world.  SyntheSys’ headquarters will remain in Whitby, North Yorkshire, but it is positive that the new office location will bring further opportunity for growth and will enhance the relationships the company has worked hard to forge over the past 30 years.  Team Valley is just five miles from Newcastle City Centre and benefits from easy access by car, rail or air travel.

SyntheSys’ Managing Director, John Hartas comments:

‘’We are proud of our heritage as a company born and bred in North Yorkshire, and the Whitby office will remain our headquarters.  That being said, we are already feeling the benefits of having an office location which provides more convenient access to our national and international customers and we feel this is an opportunity for us to expand the business through access to a larger pool of professional talent.’’

For more information about SyntheSys, including portfolio of services and office addresses please visit www.synthesys.co.uk.  If your organisation is based in the Team Valley or surrounding areas, we would love to grow our network and meet with you, contact us via info@synthesys.co.uk or call 
+44 (0) 1947 821464.

Friday, 24 January 2020

SyntheSys to Brief at the Fifteenth International Conference on Systems (ICONS) 2020, as part of the NexComm 2020 Congress

We are thrilled to announce that SyntheSys Technologies Director, Mark Williamson, will brief at the upcoming ICONS 2020 Event, which is co-located with a range of different events as part of NexComm 2020 Congress.

The event will take place on the 23rd – 27th February in Lisbon, Portugal where Mark will be delivering as part of a special track on Widening Systems Engineering Borders (WiSEB).  His presentation will discuss the merits of Model-Based Systems Engineering in Defence, which looks at how the approach minimises costs and risk within Defence programmes.

If you are attending the event and would like to meet with Mark, please contact info@synthesys.co.uk.  Alternatively, visit http://www.synthesys-defence.co.uk/modelling.html for more information about our systems architecture and modelling services.

Monday, 20 January 2020

SyntheSys Maintains IBM® Gold Business Partner Status

Two years ago, we announced that we had achieved the prestigious ‘Gold’ partner status through the IBM® business partner certification programme and today we are thrilled to announce that we continue to maintain our IBM® Gold Business Partner Status.  

Achieving the Gold Status is no mean feat and is something we are extremely proud of, having gone through a series of stages and assessments: to demonstrate our expert knowledge of IBM® tools; to confirm the satisfaction of our IBM® licence customers; and to demonstrate our ability to reach new customers.

We are expert providers of IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management tools and have been using the powerful toolset as part of our Collaborative Engineering Management offering, which describes SyntheSys' approach to Engineering Management with expert personnel, process advice and tool support.  We have helped many organisations increase their competitiveness through advice on processes, training and the introduction of software tools.

For more information about the work we have been doing with a range of engineering organisations in industries such as aerospace, defence, automotive, transportation and energy please visit: www.synthesys-technologies.co.uk or call: +44 (0) 1947 821464.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

New Year, New Decade, New Tactical Data Link Courses Announced

If your resolution coming into the new year is to learn a new skill, or you have made further commitments to your professional and personal development, you may be interested to hear more about our 2020 Tactical Data Link (TDL) and related training courses.

In response to requests from our customers, we are pleased to publish our 2020 TDL Training schedule which includes a range of different training options to suit all levels and budgets from Variable Message Format (VMF) and Joint Range Extension Application Protocol (JREAP) through to our flagship Data Link Manager / Interface Control Officer (DLM / ICO) course.

Registration is currently open for the following courses:

Variable Message Format (VMF) and Joint Range Extension Application Protocol (JREAP)
Delegates are invited to attend this unique course which relays knowledge around both JREAP and VMF.  Attendees are welcome to attend the combined courses or can opt to attend the individual course.
24-27 March | Lincoln, United Kingdom

Data Link Manager / Interface Control Officer (DLM / ICO)
The DLM/ICO course is designed to catapult individuals with little or no knowledge of TDLs and associated responsibilities, to a stage where they can successfully and efficiently carry out their duties. 
4-22 May | Oeiras, Portugal
29 June-17 July |  Nieuw Milligan, The Netherlands
14 September–2 October | Vredepool, The Netherlands

For more information, including a detailed overview of how you will benefit from attending one of our courses, the full 2020 Training Schedule and course booking information, visit: https://bit.ly/35Ul1SU

If you would like to speak to one of our trainers about this course, or any other TDL training requirements, please email: training@synthesys.co.uk or telephone:
+44 (0) 1947 821464