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Test Software, Software Engineer (Part Time or Term Time Working)

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
9 May 2021
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

The Opportunity

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Software Engineer to join our growing Functional Test Software team in Stevenage on a Part Time basis, working as part of a dynamic team delivering and developing innovative test software solutions by exploiting a wide portfolio of software technologies!
What are we looking for?
Previous software engineering experience in the development of test solutions is desirable, along with:
  • Strong ability to write software in C / C++; experience with C# and scripting languages would be an advantage to our future strategy.
  • A good understanding of automation, continuous integration and DevOps principles and practices.
  • Proactive and able to take ownership of the software development.
  • Great communication skills with a strong motivation for collaboration.
  • Previous experience working in an agile development team.
  • A strong understanding of what is required to build high quality software whilst supporting quality practices.
  • Knowledge of electronics measurement and debug techniques using equipment such as oscilloscopes and spectrum analysers.
  • Understanding of communications and serial interfaces such as RS422, RS485, Modbus, CAN and 1553.
  • Can articulate the benefits of key software craftsmanship practices like unit testing and good design.
  • Someone who is comfortable with change and understands the importance of continuous improvement within a modern software development team.
  • Experience of Test Driven Development within a software engineering context and comfortable with practices like pair programming and lightweight design modelling.
What’s in it for you?

As well as the chance to join a friendly, motivated team and play a part in its evolution:
  • The role supports the whole product portfolio throughout the entire engineering lifecycle, giving you the opportunity to significantly increase your engineering skills and knowledge.
  • To input and craft how Software is developed at MBDA by introducing new development techniques and tools
  • Working closely with our colleagues across the UK, France and Italy may also present the chance for travel to other sites. We also have a secondment scheme between France and the UK, for those who might be interested.
  • Taking part in special interest groups and communities to improve the way we develop and deliver software in a variety of subjects.
  • Great personal development opportunities through various learning and development initiatives to keep your skills at the forefront of software engineering.
  • A supportive working environment enabling you to grow your career in a company with expanding horizons.
  • Working at the sharp end of product development and production, enabling the development and delivery of our world leading products to customers.
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
  • Designing and developing Test Equipment software to test world leading complex missile systems and sub-components.
  • Working with a wide range of teams and partners across MBDA to deliver test software capability of products from early concept to production;
  • Exploring and experimenting with new implementations and technologies to meet the ever challenging customer requirements
  • Adopting agility and delivering value to the company giving you are real sense of achievement
  • Working in a Software Engineering office / lab environment engaging with test equipment and electronic circuitry.
What’s great about the team?
  • The UK Test Software team is a multi-disciplined, dynamic, focused and agile team of about 50 engineers specialising in all aspects of Test Solution design, including hardware, software and embedded real-time systems. Making it a great place to learn about the company’s entire product range.

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.

Company

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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