Systems Design (Emerging Portfolio)

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P8110S
  • Closing date 27th Nov 2020

Are you passionate about the defence world and advanced technology?

Would you like to develop your skills in a highly challenging environment? If so…
The Opportunity

There are fantastic opportunities in our Systems Design domain for enthusiastic and multi-skilled engineers to work within emerging and future product portfolio. These are highly visible, fast-paced roles, in small teams, with high levels of delegated responsibility, to define and develop products and the associated technology plans for future products.

What are we looking for?
  • Experience of Developing Concepts
  • Experience of Undertaking Trade Studies
  • Experience of task package ownership and managing technical programmes
  • Ideally degree qualified with a strong engineering or science background
  • Creativity, imagination and the ability to innovate
  • Ability to work across multiple disciplines, including product concepting, technology maturation, systems design & architecting, sub-system decomposition.
  • Ability to respond to, and comfortable working with, the customer domain
  • Comfortable with change , and adaptable and flexible to changing/emerging requirements
  • Helpful attitude and a calm professional manner, whilst dealing with all levels of the business; from supporting junior colleagues to direct customer interface

What’s in it for you?
  • Opportunity to network across the business, including Technology Functions, Sales & Business Development and Programmes
  • Develop a broad skill base, across technology and systems engineering
  • Work across multi-faceted domains of technical engineering, technology and business skill bases.
  • Help to shape the future opportunities for MBDA

The Role

The typical role will include a significant level of exposure to MBDA’s future product portfolio, and the opportunity to influence that portfolio, particularly the product solutions therein. Customer interaction and relationships are extremely important to MBDA, and you will have the opportunity to engage in this key area. Particular aspects in the role include:
  • Customer needs analysis and elicitation
  • Developing concepts and undertaking trade studies
  • The opportunities to manage task packages, including driving programmes to delivery, management of associated budgets and interfacing with technology areas.
  • Identification of new technologies, maturing and exploiting these for next generation systems
  • Support bids for future development

What’s great about the team?

MBDA future systems teams tend to be small and therefore each role is key to overall success. We strive to develop individuals and to provide opportunities for people to own their own task packages and run the technical and business interfaces. The work is very diverse and therefore there is acceptance that individuals will need to develop the technology skill set, therefore placing more emphasis on an individual’s behaviours and potential. There is a lot of customer interfacing and helping to develop what the real needs are.

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.

If you think you'd be perfect for this role, we'd love to hear from you‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

WHO WE ARE

MBDA is the only company capable of designing and producing missile systems to meet the current and future needs of the armed forces over land, sea and air. Through our expertise, we have become a trusted partner to the Ministry of Defence and work closely with the military to ensure that they have the capability they need, in order to protect our freedoms.

MORE THAN A JOB

We share a unique responsibility that brings purpose to everything we do.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to our home nations and their allies. Whether you are Lead Engineer or Business Support Officer, your work is vital in ensuring that our armed forces have the equipment they need, when they need it.
" At MBDA you always have to bear in mind that we are all a part of a very important process that defends our freedoms. "

Balpreet
Supportability Engineer, Customer Support and Services.

WE ARE MBDA

With over 60 years combined experience through our predecessor companies and over 10,000 employees across Europe and the USA, we are trusted suppliers of missile and missile systems to the defence sector.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides smarter and more effective equipment for the armed forces over land, sea and air.

INCLUSIVE AND DIVERSE

We value difference.

Our work has a far-reaching impact, and we all make a difference every day. Our values-led culture welcomes a diversity of skills, experience and perspectives, where everyone has the opportunity contribute, grow and succeed.

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