Product Assurance Engineer - Software

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3 Oct 2019

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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

The Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen within our Bristol based Product Assurance Software Quality team for an engineer to further develop their quality assurance skills.
Working on a diverse range of programmes, supporting project activities within the UK Engineering Directorate to help ensure that MBDA’s hi-tech weapon systems are developed to the required level of quality.
What are we looking for?
•You have an understanding and background in software development and quality assurance, within a process-based design and development environment. We are looking for people from a diverse range of backgrounds and industries.
•You have knowledge of systems and software processes including national and international standards and assurance requirements.
•You will have the ability to build strong relationships with colleagues across all programmes
•You have a collaborative but objective approach
•You communicate clearly, both orally and in writing
•You remain calm under pressure and cope well with unexpected changes
•You can work independently as part of a functional and integrated team
•You can grasp the essentials of a project, process, plan or problem but still work the detail
•You will ideally have an Engineering Degree, or equivalent, with an understanding of new and appropriate technologies.
What’s in it for you?
•You will be working with talented engineers, managers and quality assurance professionals
•You will have considerable autonomy in the conduct of your work
•You will have opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects at all stages of the development life cycle.
•You will gain experience of working with Quality professionals from France, Italy and Germany
•You will have the opportunity to learn how complex missile systems are designed, proved and delivered
•You will be working as part of a cross functional and international team.
•You will have access to over 300 internal learning and development courses
•The opportunity to join the mentoring programme
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.
The Role
•Provide Quality Assurance across both programmes and functional activities of the Engineering Directorate assuring activities comply with BMS process requirements and contractual standards.
•Planning and assessing Product Assurance Quality activities (System, Software and Integration Quality Assurance)
•Proactively working with the projects and functions to improve MBDA’s processes
•To develop, produce, certify and deliver products more effectively.
•Identify and mitigate risks and issues/problems associated with process application, effectiveness and compliance.
•Lead regular Project Quality Assessments and provide input to monthly reports.
•Develop and implement appropriate action plans with the project.
• Experience or knowledge of DOORS, RTC, Rhapsody, MATLAB/Simulink would be beneficial though not essential.
What’s great about the team?
• Product Assurance Software Quality are specialists within a wider quality and technical assurance community and support engineers and managers across several Technical functional domains
•We are part of the UK based Product Assurance function, based in Stevenage and Bristol, working closely with our French and Italian counterparts. Our role is to provide independent software and systems quality assurance at all stages of development, from initial concept to final qualification. This particular role will be Bristol based but travel to other UK sites is likely and on occasion may include some travel to mainland Europe.
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).
Are you a member of LinkedIn?  If so, you are invited to join our LinkedIn Group to view future MBDA UK opportunities and news.  LinkedIn Group name: Engineering UK (Defence)

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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