RF / Microwave Engineer – Seeker Hardware

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
9 Nov 2019

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Discipline
Project Engineering
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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The Opportunity
We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Seekers team. The successful candidate will join our dynamic team to develop RF/microwave sub-systems, working as part of a fast paced programme to deliver new seeker products.
We are looking for an engineer with broad skills in RF/microwave design with experience of designing sub-units mixed with analogue/digital electronics, programmable devices and MMIC technologies. If you have the enthusiasm and determination to succeed then this could be the role for you.  
 
The Role
  • Design and develop RF/microwave circuits for use in multimode seeker applications.
  • Perform development test and integration activities on circuits and sub-assemblies in accordance with all relevant processes, standards and requirements.
  • Produce and maintain test documentation associated with seeker hardware, including specifications, development test schedules and test result sheets.
  • Oversee the transition of development hardware into series production, including robustness testing and qualification testing.
  • Perform technical investigations to provide data for problem assessment, design improvements and support development of solutions to technical issues.
     
What’s in it for you?
  • This role offers an opportunity to be part of a successful team working at the forefront of technology, developing new and innovative seeker solutions from complex requirements.
  • You will gain experience in seeker technologies and hardware engineering design and integration practices.
  • You will be involved in various stages of seeker development from the concept stage through hardware design, development, proving including manufacture.
  • There will be opportunities for travel both within the UK and abroad in support of seeker design, integration and manufacture.
  • You will have the opportunity for career progression with formal and on the job training.
     
    What’s great about the team?
  • The successful candidate will be joining an established dynamic and focussed design team that have a range of skills and experience. The team also has some newer recruits that have integrated quickly within a supportive environment.
  • The team have a common goal for the delivery of seeker hardware solutions that meets the customer’s requirements to the schedule and cost agreed. The successful candidate will be able to significantly contribute to meeting the expectations of both MBDA and the customer.
  • The project offers the successful candidate the opportunity to work with a specialist team managing technically challenging technology within MBDA and using various specialist suppliers.
     
    What are we looking for?
  • Essential to be degree qualified or equivalent with modules relating to RF, microwave or electronics.
  • Desirable to have an education background including science subjects such as physics and ICT.
  • Essential to be able to build good working relationships with team members and external departments, suppliers and customers, acting as a team leader when required.
  • Essential to have experience of product lifecycles from concept through to production.
  • Essential be to be able to produce high quality written reports and presentations to internal and external customers.
  • Desirable to have system requirements experience relating to hardware implementation including creating specifications for MMIC technologies to source from external suppliers.
 
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 without restrictions.
 
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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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