Electronics System Modeller, Test & Testability - Stevenage

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Closing date
4 May 2019

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The Opportunity
MBDA are looking for an Electronics Systems Modeller to undertake testability activities which involves;


  • the creation of a testability model
  • gathering functional information (dependencies) from the design team
  • supporting the definition of the test requirements
  • gathering and inputting reliability data
  • analysis and optimisation of systems and sub-system test coverage
  • analysis and optimisation of systems and sub-systems diagnostics and ambiguity group

The role includes using a testability modelling tool (DSI eXpress) to establish a product’s test coverage (FDC/FDP), to define the supporting diagnostics and to understand the failure scenarios.
The Role



  • Support the collation of the Test and Testability requirements from all Customers (Internal, Domestic and Export) across the Product Life Cycle.
  • Work with the design teams to ascertain the test coverage for the hardware at each test stage across all build stages
  • Support the definition of tests including Built In Test (BIT) and functional test
  • Responsible for the creation of the system Testability Model in order to partition and assign test targets to the sub systems.
  • Supporting the definition of the project diagnostic and prognostic strategies
  • Interface with and manage customer expectations throughout the development process
  • Supporting the implementation of the Test and Testability Policy within a Programme.
  • Present the result of the analysis to design teams and senior project management

What's in it for you?



  • It gives the opportunity to experience a broader view of the development and manufacturing process through interaction with systems designers, Chief Engineers and suppliers. There are future opportunities to become a Test Architect within the Chief Design Engineer (CDE) Project team

What’s great about joining this team?



  • There are about 30 staff within the Electronic and Test Architecture UK Functional Team, who are all co-located with their Project Teams in Stevenage.

What are we looking for?
Ideally educated to degree level with some experience of Test, Electrical and Electronic engineering, to include:



  • Interest in using new complex software modelling tools/analyses tools
  • Interest in Electronic design

Knowledge of:



  • Digital electronics and microprocessor systems.
  • Analogue electronics and RF.
  • Power Electronics
  • Excel and other advanced analytical applications
  • Modelling with Electronic software packages

Good understanding of broader engineering disciplines, including:



  • Systems design.
  • Safety systems
  • Ability to communicate effectively with managers and other stakeholders across the company.
  • Determination and desire to succeed.
  • Strong interpersonal and well developed communication skills (written & verbal).

What would you get?



  • Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.

Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.
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MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees working across France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. It has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - Airbus Group (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%) - and is the first truly integrated European defence company. In 2013, the Group recorded a turnover of 2.8 billion euros, produced about 3,000 missiles and added 4 billion euros of new orders to the order book which now stands at 10.8 billion euros. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide.

MBDA was created in December 2001, after the merger of the main missile producers in France, Italy and the UK. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success. The restructuring of the industry in Europe was completed with the acquisition of the German subsidiary EADS/LFK in March 2006. This further enriched MBDA’s range of technologies and products, consolidating the Group’s world-leading position in the industry.

MBDA is the only Group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (army, navy, air force). Overall, the Group offers a range of 45 products in service and another 15 in development.

The Group has demonstrated its ability to bring together the best skills across the whole of Europe and as a result has been chosen to lead a series of strategic multi-national programmes. These include the six-nation Meteor air superiority weapon, the Franco-British conventionally armed cruise missile, Storm Shadow/SCALP, and a family of air defence systems based on the Aster missile for France and Italy (for ground and naval based air defence) and for the UK (naval air defence for the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers).

The mastery of cutting-edge technologies is not only an advantage for MBDA in successfully developing and producing new products. It is also a means of guaranteeing customers that innovations can be made to existing products during their life span in order to meet constantly changing specifications arising from increasingly complex engagement scenarios. It is precisely this combination which makes MBDA the defence sector partner of choice in many countries around the world.

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