SPEAR3 Platform Integration Lead - F35

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • R02559
  • Closing date 17th Apr 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…
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and technically capable individual to join the SPEAR3 Systems Design Airborne Systems (SDAS) team. This role offers a significant opportunity to lead the integration of a critical capability into the UK MoD and support the development of a key element of the future MBDA product portfolio.
What are we looking for?
Ideally educated to degree level or an equivalent qualification in engineering.
You will be required to demonstrate the following:
  • Knowledge and experience of product development programs
  • Experience of work package management delivery
  • Knowledge of systems engineering, product design, programme management, air-platform integration, environmental clearance, certification, firing trials
  • Enthusiastic with positivity and drive.
  • Team leadership skills with ability to lead/facilitate multi-disciplined teams to deliver.
What’s in it for you?

The successful applicant will be crucial to the delivery of a key capability to the UK armed forces.
Within this role, the candidate will be ideally positioned to significantly develop his or her technical competencies and the forging of strong working relationships with multiple internal and international partners. The candidate will be working on a fast paced, exciting programme that offers the opportunity to work with a number of technological firsts that will form a key element of the future MBDA product portfolio.

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

The Platform Integration Lead (PIL) will be responsible for the technical delivery of the SPEAR3 integration activity onto F35B.
You will act as the primary technical interface with F35, working with multiple partners internally within MBDA and externally across industry, UK MoD and US/UK airworthiness authorities to ensure the objectives of the integration programme are achieved

Join a great team!!

The SDAS integration team play a key part in enabling access to defence platforms – enabling the use of MBDA products by our armed forces and ensuring the future success of the company. Furthermore, with the ever increasing complexity of the modern weapon system, the ability of MBDA to unlock the true capability of our products for the user against ever challenging political and economic back drop means that the role of the SDAS team has never been more important.

You will be joining a motivated and focused SDAS team, where communication and the ethos to share information is key. Additionally, the successful candidate will be placed at the forefront of the SPEAR3 / F35 integration activity where he or she will be required to work closely with a number of hardworking and multi-disciplined internal and international teams across industry and government groups.

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 varied community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We encourage 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.
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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.