Image Processing and Computer Vision Engineer

  • Location Bristol
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P8255BF
  • Closing date 18th 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…
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.

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.