Systems Engineer (Passive RF and Multimode Seeker) -Stevenage or Bristol

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
18 Oct 2020

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Discipline
Systems
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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The Opportunity

This is an opportunity for a systems engineer to support developing advanced seeker technologies for the next generation weapon system currently being designed to engage both maritime and land threats.
This is a role where good communication is vital for ensuring that the proposed seeker design options are correctly understood by the stakeholders. The role includes liaising with the expert technical advisors and ensuring that the seeker concepts are clearly defined and communicated.
Development and agreement of subsystem technical requirements for seekers, which exploit a range of sensor technologies comprising infrared / electro-optic (EO) sensor, and Passive radar sensor concepts and the integration of sensors within a missile seeker with infrared and radar.

What are we looking for?

  • Ideally degree qualified or equivalent with the following skills and experience:
Essential
  • Experience of RF technologies.
  • Proficient technical abilities and interests.
  • Able to bridge gaps across functional boundaries. Able to develop warm relationships across the wider teams.
  • Awareness of requirements management principles.
  • Awareness of sensors technologies and willingness to develop proficiency in both the RF/EO technical domain
Desirable
  • Guidance, control and/or navigation background.
  • Seeker background.
  • Sensors background (electro-optic and/or radar).
  • Experience of systems engineering tools such as DOORS, RTC, MATLAB, Rhapsody, SysML.
  • Experience conducting technically challenging studies individually or part of a team.
  • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders to coordinate a design.
  • Awareness of terminal phase engagement chain issues.
  • Experience of  RF/EO data fusion techniques
What’s in it for you?
  • You will be working on product development making a direct contribution to MBDA’s overall business objectives.
  • Multi Sensor seeker design is a key innovation for MBDA, which will introduce new challenges with great potential for career advancement.
  • The work provides opportunity to experience and influence the early development of a long-term programme.
  • You will be part of a successful team working at the forefront of technology, developing new and innovative concepts for future seekers.
  • In addition to your core skills, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in infrared and radar 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 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), superb learning and development opportunities and more….
The Role
The role includes:
  • Development and agreement of subsystem technical requirements for a multi sensor seeker (including passive RF and EO).
  • Opportunity to work with world-class technical experts in the field of multi sensor missile seeker technology.
  • Delivery of a coherent design comprising of a range of complex integrated subsystems.
  • System design trades which address the impact of other missile subsystems on Seeker performance.
  • Down-selection of technical options and conduct of supporting technical studies. Consideration of technical and business benefits of options elicited from various teams and disciplines.
  • Management of seeker sensor systems requirements and trade-offs within the DOORS environment, in line with the higher level customer requirements.
What’s great about the team?
  • The project provides key seeker capability into a weapon system programme that has tough deadlines to meet.
  • Seeker Systems Engineers provide the main technical focus for Seeker sub-system development and the interface with internal and external customers and suppliers.
  • The design team have a proven track record in understanding and designing Seeker sub-systems to meet demanding customer needs and constantly develop new technologies aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our products.
  • We are a diverse-skilled group from graduates starting their career through to seasoned technical experts, all committed to making MBDA a success through effective team-working.
 
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).
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.
 
We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.  MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation.
 
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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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