Hardware in the Loop Engineer

Competitive Salary & Benefits
01 Jul 2019
31 Jul 2019
Rosie Connor
Job Type

The Opportunity
To work in a unique test facility, integrating and testing missile hardware in a dynamic flight environment.
You would be part of a small multi skilled team, doing a technical, ‘hands on’ role and experiencing a wide variety of complex, high technology work.
The Role
Hardware In The Loop (HWIL) work is a technical ‘hands on’ role, which involves designing, developing and using closed loop HWIL simulations which include the following components, operating and interacting together;


  • Real time computing, software and mathematical models (eg aerodynamics)
  • Communication interfaces and electrical test equipment
  • Missile hardware subsystems (seeker, navigation sensors and main missile computer)
  • High performance hydraulic equipment to represent missile and target motion
  • Target scene generators to emit IR or RF radiation

The role is predominantly a technical role, with an emphasis on design and development of simulation software, integrating this with missile equipment, running and analysing tests.
What's great about the role?



  • Interesting and challenging technical work within a complex simulation environment
  • Work with and experience a wide variety of technologies and engineering skills
  • Work with high technology equipment in a leading and unique test facility
  • Predominantly a technical software and systems integration role
  • Options for working on multi-national programs, in multi-national teams
  • Opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge and experience of how our products works

What’s great about joining this team?



  • A small, experienced, multi skilled team
  • Work with people with an active, problem solving approach to work
  • Our team is responsible for the design, development and use of complex HWIL simulations
  • Opportunity to develop “hands on” and practical engineering solutions through to the final product
  • Grow and develop engineering skills – a high level of exposure to difference disciplines

What are we looking for?



  • Ideally you will have Developed Vetting (DV) clearance or must be willing to apply for it
  • Ability and experience of software development, ideally using C or similar
  • Integrating hardware and software
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Be pro-active and be capable of working on their own initiative with minimum supervision
  • Able to work with varied engineering teams
  • Additional skills which would be advantageous include
    • Matlab/Simulink
    • real time computing systems
    • mathematical modelling
    • ability to visualise and analyse complex systems

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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