Test Architect

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • R01860
  • Closing date 21st Mar 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

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 (DOE)

The Opportunity

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our highly skilled and dynamic Test Equipment Architecture Team offering the right candidate a stimulating and rewarding role coupled with an exciting career path. We have a number of vacancies in our rapidly growing, highly skilled team that designs Test Equipment for all of MBDA’s products. This role encompasses a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines and product technologies offering the right candidate challenges not only in their core field, but also scope for growth and career development across the business.
What we're looking for
  • Experienced Engineers in the concept definition, design, integration and validation of test solutions for electronic / electro mechanical equipment and systems. The role requires working with the test equipment future business lead to understand the test strategy for future products and translating this into a test architecture proposal, then delivering it in collaboration with the design teams.
  • An excellent understanding of the systems development lifecycle throughout the complete V-model for sub-system development.
  • 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. Stakeholder management and communication is key.
  • We’re looking for someone with a broad range of technical experience, rather than a single domain specialist, covering areas such as (but not limited to) digital, power or analogue design, software and firmware development, safety critical systems and EMC & CE compliance testing.
  • Experience of testability analysis and the use of requirements management tools (e.g. DOORS)
Here's what’s in it for you!
  • The opportunity to work for a successful, International business, a Company that has achieved Gold status in Investors in People.
  • MBDA has a strong commitment to supporting on-going professional and career development. You will have the opportunity to develop and broaden both technical and leadership skills within a growing company.
  • Exposure to complex and technologically advanced products, providing a stimulating experience.
  • The opportunity to travel to other MBDA sites in the UK and in Europe and to develop your language skills
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.
The Role
  • You will be responsible for the concept definition, design, integration and validation of test solutions for electronic / electro mechanical equipment and systems.
  • You will be working alongside talented project teams in the UK to define and develop effective total test solutions to meet the challenges of delivery timescales and technical performance, as well as working with colleagues across Europe.
Join a great team!

The UK Test Equipment team is a multi-disciplined dynamic, focussed and agile team of about 100 engineers specialising in all aspects of Test Equipment design, including specialisation in hardware, software and embedded real-time systems. These skills are geographically co-located, providing an atmosphere of supportive cooperation and interdependence that binds the team in facing current and future challenges and opportunities together.

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 ‎


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.


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. "

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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.


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.