Mission Planning and Control Software Engineer

Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
23 Sep 2020

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The Opportunity
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Software Engineer to join our growing Mission Planning & Control Software team in Bristol - working as part of a dynamic team to develop and deliver innovative solutions by exploiting a wide portfolio of software technologies. 
The Role
  • Developing and supporting a wide variety of software products across Mission Planning software, ranging from GUI / HMI (Graphical User Interface, Human Machine Interface) development to business logic development.
  • Using technologies based on both C++ and Java to service both existing and new software products.
  • Active involvement in implementation of the next generation of Mission Planning software products.
  • Working across new and existing software products within the Mission Planning domain with an opportunity to build overall product knowledge.
  • Involvement in all aspects of the software development lifecycle with the support of highly supportive team.
    What’s in it for you?
  • We offer an environment for Software Engineers to thrive and innovate allowing both personal and technical development.
  • We offer both technical and leadership career progression within the Software Engineering department – with a wide range of future progressive roles such as Software Technical Support, Software Architect and Software Product Leader.
  • The opportunity to work with a wide range of latest software technologies that are leading edge in the defence domain, across a broad range of weapon system products.
  • Opportunities to work on research and development programmes within the mission planning software domain using new technologies with opportunities to learn and build new skills.
    What’s great about the team?
  • The Mission Planning & Control Software team is part of a wider multinational function. This offers the team a unique opportunity to leverage learning about different technologies and methods from the other national teams.
  • We are a strong cohesive team, which is interactive and passionate about software technologies, with an open and supportive approach to software development.
    What are we looking for?
  • Ideally have a degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering combined with some experience in the development of software for formal delivery.
  • We seek a sound understanding and use of C++ and/or Java for software development.
  • Experience of using graphical modelling frameworks for the development of GUIs.
  • Possess a collaborative and open approach to software development, with the ability to inspire others and maintain momentum during development.
  • Strong communication skills are essential - the software being developed will be used across multiple products and sites.
  • Ideally you will have a background in software engineering, with good knowledge of modern development practices and knowledge of software testing approaches.
  • Appreciation or the use of software tools to facilitate the software development lifecycle, such as Rational Team Concert, DOORS, are also desirable.
  • Working knowledge of standards and restricted coding standards such as MISRA C++, would be desirable.
  • It would be desirable to have some knowledge of using UML in particular with the use of IBM Rhapsody.
  • A background or knowledge of cyber security principles would be a benefit, but not essential for this role.
    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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