Weapon Systems Design Engineering

Posted 6 days ago by MBDA

Stevenage | Bristol


MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

MBDA are Europe's foremost provider of missiles and the systems required to integrate those missiles to aircraft, ships and military land vehicles. In the UK it is an important part of nations sovereign defence capability and is prime contractor to the Ministry-of-Defence for a range of weapon systems in service with Royal Navy, British Army and the Royal Air Force. It exports systems to the nation's allies around the world.

MBDA is the only European group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future needs of the three armed forces. In service products supported by MBDA within the UK include: "Meteor", "ASRAAM", "Brimstone", "Storm-Shadow", "Sea-Viper", "Sea-Ceptor". These will soon be joined by the "Land-Ceptor" and "Sea-Venom" systems". There are continuous improvement and enhancement programmes associated with all of these products and a range of new, innovative systems in development including: the next generation of deep-strike and anti-ship missile for the RN and RAF; a network enabled tactical strike weapon (SPEAR3) for the RN and RAF, and new battlefield surface to surface system (LPS) for the British Army. MBDA is also a core member of Team TEMPEST which is developing the next generation combat aircraft for the UK and a growing group of international partners

MBDA's Weapon System Design division is responsible for designing and commissioning the hardware and software within the systems that launch, control and plan the operations of the company's missiles and the emerging alternative weapons such as lasers. The Division works with a range of platform providers in the Land, Air and Naval spheres to integrate our weapons and ensure that the front-line users are able to use them to full effect. There is a growing need for automation and intelligence in these systems to help our service personnel in facing ever increasing and ever changing threats. We have a continuous need for skilled engineering professionals across a range of fields and with a range of experience levels to push forward our technology objectives and deliver the ongoing programmes.

Within Weapon System Design we have a need for Engineers specialising in:

  • Land and Naval based systems and integration.
  • Aircraft Systems and integration.
  • Electrical and Mechanical architecture.
  • Network and Communications.
  • Cyber protection and certification.
  • Synthetic Environment and Simulation.
  • Algorithm design for mission planning and command and control, including AI techniques.
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics.
  • Integration, Validation and Field Trials.

If you have experience in any of these areas, then apply now!

Experience can have been gained within the defence industry, in the armed forces, in government or in wider industry.

Why us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We're here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK's work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role!

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