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Image Processing and Computer Vision Engineer

Competitive Salary & Benefits
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25 Dec 2020
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The Opportunity

An Image Processing and Computer Vision engineer at MBDA will develop and evaluate state-of-the-art algorithms incorporating detection, classification, tracking, reconstruction, and restoration tasks across a range of imaging modalities including visible (RGB), Infra-Red (IR) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR).
A successful candidate will become a key member of a dynamic team working within the Image Processing department at an exciting time of growth and opportunity. Responsibilities will include researching, developing and evaluating algorithms that integrate into wider complex weapon systems across all stages of the lifecycle. This will either be through externally or internally funded research studies to investigate algorithms for future developments, or as part of fast-moving and challenging product teams.
What we are looking for from you?
  • Preferably PhD qualified in related area, applications from candidates completing their PhD are also welcome
  • Ideally a degree with strong mathematical content e.g. Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science
  • A keen interest in cutting-edge technologies and their applications
  • Relevant experience, Post-Doctoral or Industrial, is a strong advantage
As an Image Processing and Computer Vision engineer you will be expected to cultivate a broad and in-depth knowledge across a variety of applicable fields and topics. However specific knowledge or experience in any of these areas is of benefit:
  • Image Processing algorithms  e.g.
    • Segmentation, Filter Design, Noise Reduction, Compression, Image Fusion, Super-Resolution
  • Computer Vision algorithms  e.g.
    • Target Acquisition, Tracking, Optical Flow, Kalman Filtering, Pose Estimation
  • Computational Imaging  e.g.
    • Compressive Sensing, Synthetic Aperture Radar, Doppler Beam Sharpening
  • Deep Learning e.g.
    • Classification, Detection, Siamese Networks, Residual Learning, Deep Embeddings, Recurrent Networks
  • Machine Learning for classification and regression problems  e.g.
    • Support Vector Machines, Probabilistic Models, Neural Networks
  • Domain Specific Signal Processing e.g.
    • Multi/Hyper-Spectral, RF, IR, SAR
Ideally you will have some knowledge and experience in.
  • Matlab, Simulink and/or Stateflow
  • Python including PyTorch, TensorFlow, OpenCV
  • Model Based Design
What's great about this opportunity?
  • You will play a key role in the development of our complex weapon systems, and gain in-depth knowledge of their design and functionality
  • You will interface with engineers from a broad range of disciplines e.g. Guidance, Control & Navigation; Simulation & Modelling; Software Engineering; Hardware-in-the Loop; Systems Design & Validation; Seekers & Datalink Systems
  • You will be exposed to cutting-edge technological innovations
  • You will have the opportunity to work within an international discipline that has strong links to MBDA sites in France and Germany
  • You will have the opportunity to attend workshops and conferences both nationally and internationally
What’s great about joining this team?
  • Has a central role in the concept definition and development of MBDA’s products.
  • Gives depth of experience and opportunity to all team members.
  • Successful track record in achieving project milestones on time and on budget.
  • Stimulating environment and rewarding opportunities.
  • Good team spirit and functional identity.
  • Frequent exposure to high-profile, fast-paced projects.
  • Continuously striving to bring benefits to products through innovation.
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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