Principal Engineer (Systems Engineering Tools)

Competitive Salary & Benefits
12 Aug 2019
11 Sep 2019
Rosie Connor
Job Type
MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the MBDA UK Systems Capability Department as MBDA continues to deploy an integrated cross-company, cross-discipline Collaborative Engineering toolset (MatriX).  MatriX will support the development of complex Weapon Systems, Weapon Sub-systems and Equipment – Systems Engineering Tools being an integral part of this collaborative engineering toolset based on an IBM Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool-chain.

What are we looking for?

To be successful in this role the skills and knowledge required are:
  • Systems or IM Support Engineer with up to date knowledge of issues in relevant specialist area(s) e.g. MBSE, ALM (e.g. IBM implementations including DOORS NG, Rhapsody, RTC or equivalent).
  • Understanding of state of the art Engineering tools and their application in the systems engineering domain (e.g. ALM, CAD, CAM, CAE).
  • Experience of test and evaluation
  • Understanding of other associated tools (e.g. Matlab/Simulink, Stateflow, Dimensions).
  • Capable of working autonomously and proactively, able to deal with multiple issues, tasks and priorities concurrently.
  • Excellent communication skills are essential.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Some experience in programming languages and software development and build environments would also be useful.
  • Ideally degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, plus relevant experience.
What’s in it for you?
As a key part of a small, fast-moving critical capability team this role:
  • Provides opportunity to work closely with a variety of projects, functions and key stakeholders at all levels of the business.
  • In addition, it provides opportunity to network with external professional bodies, peer organisations and academia.
  • The role is UK based, but does involve collaborating with teams in MBDA France, Italy, Spain and Germany, to share, leverage and implement coherent approaches. This may involve international meetings and may involve international travel.
  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to enhancing Systems Engineering support in MBDA UK
What would you get?
  • Competitive salary, 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), superb learning and development opportunities and more….
The Role
You will be part of our dynamic Systems Engineering Tools Team and will play a critical role in supporting MBDA UK business, projects and individuals to develop Weapon Systems, Weapon Sub-systems and Equipment. You will be integral to the success of the on-going deployment of our collaborative engineering toolset based on an MBDA implementation of IBM’s Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool-chain
Key individual responsibilities include:
  • Close support to the Applications and Tools Team Lead in the co-ordination and delivery of Tools Support activities, including ALM evaluation and test activities.
  • Support to Capability Department Technical Lead, specifically supporting Technical Leads role in both MBSE and ALM International Co-ordination activities.
  • Ability to understand and implement MBSE (Model Based Systems Engineering) tool sets into practising projects (e.g. DOORS NG, Rhapsody, RTC).
  • Support to IM stakeholders as directed by Applications and Tools Team Lead.
  • Generation and delivery of training and education material to both individuals and project teams on a national level.
  • Keep up to date in relevant technical areas, develop skills and capabilities to be able to provide more effective services (seeking and sharing good practice and knowledge to continuously improve practices), and supply technical support and expertise to others as required.
What’s great about the team?
  • Systems Capability is comprised of experienced professionals who have genuine passion and enthusiasm for Systems Engineering. They continually develop and readily share their knowledge and understanding of Systems Engineering methods and tools.
  • The team have developed and continue to develop excellent working relationships with projects, other functions and key stakeholders across the business.
  • The team have real impact on the delivery of critical strategic programmes such as the current MatriX and ALM programmes enabling collaborative model-based engineering across the MBDA enterprise.
Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).
MBDA is 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 encourage applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.  MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation.
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