Systems Design Engineer

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Closing date
4 Oct 2019

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The Opportunity
This is an opportunity for a systems design engineer with experience in requirements management and systems architecture design to develop the technical requirements and systems design for the seeker, a key sub-system of a missile.
This is a role where good communication is vital from ensuring that the seeker design is understood by the internal missile design teams, to liaising with the hardware designers in performance trade-offs, and ensuring that the software and firmware interfaces are clearly defined.
The Role
The role includes:
  • Requirements analysis and requirements management – assess customer requirements, derive combined requirements to meet overall performance, requirement flow-down and justification.
  • Architecture definition and assessment – develop and maintain seeker system architecture model in Rhapsody, define system architecture flow down to sub-systems, carry out system functional and behavioural studies. Perform trade-off studies.
  • Hardware, firmware and software requirements definition – carry out design studies and derive sub-system requirements, interfaces and constraints.
  • Providing support to integration and testing team in capturing test requirements and plans in DOORS.
  • Configuration control of the design definition using the approved company tools.
    What’s in it for you?
  • You will be working on a real product or concept making a direct contribution to MBDA’s overall business objectives.
  • You will be involved in the design, development and proving of some of the key MBDA UK products throughout the product lifecycle from concept to in service support.
  • You will be part of a successful team working at the forefront of technology, developing new and innovative concepts for future RF seekers.
  • In addition to your core skills, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in RF seeker technologies, system engineering design practices and project management.
  • There will be opportunities for travel both within the UK and abroad in support of cross-functional working, seeker testing and trials.
  • A mixture of formal courses and on the job training will be available to introduce new concepts and build on existing skills and experience.
    What’s great about the team?
  • The project is supplying seekers into two missile programmes to tight deadlines. One programme is enhancing the capability of an existing product while the other is a new missile design.
  • RF Seeker Systems Engineers provide the main technical focus for RF Seeker sub-system developments and interface with internal and external customers and suppliers on technical issues.
  • The design team have a proven track record in understanding and designing RF Seeker sub-systems to meet demanding customer needs and constantly develop new technologies aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our products.
    What are we looking for?
    Ideally degree qualified or equivalent with the following skills and experience:
  • Experience in systems requirement analysis
  • Experience in developing system architecture models
  • Experience in configuration control of requirements
  • Have good communication skills and be proactive in seeking solutions to problems
  • Show an ability to build good working relationship with team members and other functions/departments
  • Be able to work autonomously and as a member of the team
  • Have a willingness to learn about the project, tools & methods
  • Demonstrate persistence to get the job done
  • Experience in requirements verification
  • Experience in DOORS or other Requirements Management tool
  • Experience in Rhapsody or other SysML tool
  • Awareness of hardware, firmware or software design constraints
  • Awareness of radar systems, control systems or digital signal processing
    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) 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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