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RF Systems Engineer

Competitive Salary & Benefits
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17 Apr 2021
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

Join our Data Links Systems team and work on the specification, acquisition and testing of innovative radio-frequency systems which will be integrated into new weapon systems for a high profile European programme. You’ll be working with customers to define and manage their requirements and take the systems through development activities, including system prediction and assessments. You’ll then support in-service trials and tests, and resolve customer queries and issues.
We need you to bring your systems engineering or systems design experience, together with knowledge of RF  systems or RF component design. While not essential, some experience with data links or similar technology like satellite communication systems would be beneficial.
This is a great opportunity to join a growing company at the forefront of the UK and European defence industry, and working in a diverse team of like-minded Engineers with a real mix of experience and expertise. The main system you’ll work on is due to enter service in the next couple of years, so you’ll be able to see the result of your work in the form of a real, in-service product.

What we’re looking for
  • Degree level qualification in relevant engineering field (equivalent experience would be considered)
  • Radio-frequency engineering experience (ideally system level, but component design would be considered)
  • It would be beneficial if you had experience with data links or similar communications technology (satellite communications for example)
Here’s what’s in it for you
  • You’ll work in an experienced team with access to leading testing facilities and tools needed to deliver these kind of state-of-the-art solutions
  • You can get involved with working on large international programmes with internal teams and customers around the world
  • We are always focussed on training and learning & development for our colleagues, both through formal courses and on the job training
Join a great team!

We’re a growing, diverse, and supportive team with a real mix of expertise and technical disciplines. We support each other in developing our careers, calling upon each other’s’ expertise to deliver world class, innovative solutions to complex engineering problems.

Benefits Package

*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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