Systems Engineer (Electrical / Electronic Equipment Architect)

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P8178SX
  • Closing date 7th Feb 2021

Are you passionate about the defence world and advanced technology?

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

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.