Test Equipment Design Engineer

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

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Discipline
Design, Electronics
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow
 
 
The Opportunity
 
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our highly skilled and dynamic Test Equipment Design Team offering the right candidate a challenging role coupled with an exciting career path.  We have a number of vacancies in our rapidly growing, highly skilled team that designs Test Equipment for all of MBDA’s products. This role encompasses a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines and product technologies offering the right candidate challenges not only in their core discipline, but also scope for growth and career development across the business.
 
Vacancies exist in the technology domains of:  
  • RF Systems test
  • Mechanical actuation test
  • Analogue and Digital electronics test
  • Systems level test
  • Digital communications link test
 
Vacancies exist in the skill domains of:
  • Test solution architects
  • Test Equipment Hardware design (Rack based Test Equipment and Portable test solutions)
  • Test Equipment integration, validation
  • Documentation and certification
 
What are we looking for?
  • Experienced Engineers in the design, integration and validation of test solutions for electronic / electro mechanical equipment and systems
  • Knowledge of test needs and techniques in support of product life cycle development
    • Design Proving and performance testing during development
    • Environmental and EMC testing during qualification etc.
    • Product integrity testing in Series Manufacture
    • Product Acceptance
    • Support to deployed Test Equipment
  • Other experience / knowledge  (non-essential, but desirable):
    • CE marking (LVD and EMC).
    • Design for Test methodology
    • Test data analytics and problem solving
    • Concurrent Engineering
    • Working in multi-functional teams
 
What’s in it for you?
  • The opportunity to work for a successful, International business, one that forms part of the Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to work for; a Company that has achieved Gold status in  Investors in People.
  • MBDA has a strong commitment to supporting on-going professional and career development.You will have the opportunity to develop and broaden both technical and leadership skills within a growing company.
  • Exposure to complex and technologically advanced products, providing a stimulating experience. 
  • The opportunity to travel to other MBDA sites in the UK and in Europe and to develop your language skills
  • 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.
     
    What would you get?
     
  • Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, an employee funded voluntary private healthcare scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.#
     
    The Role
     
  • Design and development of leading edge Test Equipment products from conception through to delivery and ongoing support.
  • Working with project teams to develop effective total test solutions to meet the challenges of delivery timescales and technical performance through the Unit Under Test product development, qualification and production life cycle.
  • Integration and proving of Test Equipment with the Unit Under Test.
  • Working with colleagues across Europe to deliver test solutions.
     
    What’s great about the team?
     
    The UK Test Equipment team is a multi-disciplined dynamic, focussed and agile team of about 100 engineers specialising in all aspects of Test Equipment design, including specialisation on hardware, software and embedded real-time systems.  These skills are located together in one plateau providing an atmosphere of supportive cooperation and interdependence that binds the team together to face the challenges of the future
     
     
    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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