RF Systems Engineer

  • Location Bristol
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • R02629
  • Closing date 23rd May 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

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.

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. "

Supportability Engineer, Customer Support and Services.


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.

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