Systems Engineer (Electrical / Electronic Equipment Architect)

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
22 Nov 2020

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Discipline
Electronics
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow
 
Part time working considered
 
The Opportunity

Electronic Engineering (EE) has entered the next phase of its exciting evolution within MBDA: a world-class European missile company. The growing workload within MBDA has created exciting opportunities within the Electronic Engineering function for Electrical/Electronic Architects to define and develop technical solutions and design strategies for our electronic equipment. You will be responsible for managing the technical elements of Electronic equipment, working alongside the Engineering Project Manager to ensure the ‘On Time, On Cost, On Quality’ delivery of the technical solution.
 
What are we looking for?

Ideally educated to degree level or an equivalent qualification, with an electronics bias, having obtained substantial experience in some or all of the following areas:
  • Digital electronics and microprocessor systems
  • Power electronics for distributed power networks
  • Design of equipment for safety critical environments
  • Design of equipment for handling of sensitive customer data
  • Understanding of software and firmware development techniques
  • Compact packaging and thermal management techniques for complex high performance electronic equipment.
  • Ideally, some understanding of internal computing design covering System on Chip technologies
  • RF, Signal Processing & Software Defined Radio experience desirable
  • EMC and Environmental design experience desirable
 
In this role, you will be required to analyse and summarise design data from multiple sources clearly and succinctly, in order to develop a robust product design and development strategy. To do this successfully, you will need to have:
  • An excellent understanding of the systems development lifecycle throughout the complete V-model for sub-system development.
  • The curiosity and enthusiasm to keep up-to-date with latest engineering techniques and products
  • Ability to think outside of the box to implement innovative and effective engineering solutions.
  • The ability to communicate with stakeholders clearly and concisely on technical matters.
  • Strong influencing skills and stakeholder management.
  • The ability to work independently & pro-actively
  • The ability to adapt quickly to obstacles and changing demands.
  • Willingness to travel within UK and Europe when required
 
The Role

The role is responsible for the definition of the electrical and mechanical architecture of the equipment and the analysis and decomposition to the lower level requirements for the sub-elements.
Typically, responsibilities include:
  • Establishing the equipment architecture definition and justifying design decisions
  • Identifying and managing technical risk throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Generating Cardinal Point Specifications / Technical Requirement Specifications
  • Promoting reusable functions and modules (e.g. computing cores).
  • Overseeing the development, ensuring compliance with the established architecture.
  • Managing project technical delivery by leading the design and development of a technical solution that is fully compliant with the CPS and TRS, and is a quality (value for money/fit for purpose) product delivered to project schedule and budget.
  • Providing input and support to the Test and Evaluation team throughout the development of the verification and validation strategy for the equipment.
  • Collaborating with the Technical Expert (TX) community to develop product roadmaps and develop Product Evolution and Technology Plans for relevant technologies.
 
What’s great about the team?

MBDA people are extremely competent and highly committed. As an organisation, we work on technologies that make us the best at what we do. Properly supported, our people can do extraordinary things and so can you.
Pride. We love our jobs. What we do is important to us, to our families and to our nation. We excel because we want to ensure freedom of choice and expression.
Support. We all need a steer, a little advice. No business does this better. You will get the support of a mentor network, a people management community (who offer leadership support through focus groups & hosting internationally renowned experts in leadership) and peers and the people you are there to support will support you. We work better as a team and when you join our team, you will be made welcome.
We strive to be better. We encourage you to teach us, and if you are great at what you do we want you to share your knowledge and experience to help us improve.
EE is comprised of dedicated and adaptable engineers who rise to challenges and take great pride in what they do.
 
What would you get?

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.
 
MBDA is an award winning company; 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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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

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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