Test Software Engineer

  • Location Bolton
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • R02657
  • Closing date 27th Jun 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

Salary: Salary £50-£60k doe.

Part time working considered

The Test Software department at Bolton is tasked with supplying software into a full range of test solutions, from overall Missile test to Board test plus Simulators and Field Support equipment.
  • Do you have the innovation and passion to deliver on time with high level of quality?
  • Are you a good problem solver of sophisticated systems and software?
  • Can you thrive using AGILE/SCRUM/DevOps methods of software development?
  • Can you be a change agent in a busy and fast paced Software Team?
Then we have a fantastic opportunity for you to craft the future of Test Software department in MBDA UK as we continue a transformation towards being a modern Software Development group.
What we’re looking for
We are keen to expand our team with the right people that complement and enrich our culture.
We are looking for a highly energised Software Engineer capable of designing and developing Test Equipment software to test world leading complex missile systems and sub-components. You will be encouraged to deliver in a multi-disciplined support and product development environment. Supporting and resolving issues that impact Manufacturing is a key element of the role. The product environment include mechanical, electronic design and software design and development.
You should:
  • Be proficient in one or more of the following
    • C, C++, LabWindowsCVI, TestStand, IntervalZero RTX.
  • Have experience of implementing communication interfaces such as Ethernet, RS422, 1553, Modbus, CAN, GPIB, etc.
  • Have knowledge of electronic interfaces and electronic test measurement techniques.
  • Be able to understand and describe behaviour of complex systems.
  • Have experience working in a technology environment where quality and accuracy of work is crucial.
  • Have strong understanding of agile/SCRUM/DevOps environment.
  • Have experience of continuous build, integration and delivery pipeline automation using industry leading toolsets.
  • Be someone who is proactive in learning new techniques and exploring industry trends and best practices
What’s in it for you?
  • Develop and grow your career. You’ll get lots of experience and opportunity interacting and influencing if you join us on this journey; we work closely with colleagues across UK and French sites.
  • Be a part of a change initiative where the changes you make will have a perceptible positive impact on the team.
  • The opportunity for travel and international secondment, should this be of interest.
Our benefits

*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.
Join a great team!
  • Open, friendly and supportive team,
  • Rewarding culture and good career progression opportunities
  • Opportunity to join and help evolve the team towards agile development framework,
  • The chance to engage with a wide range of the company’s portfolio
Why us?

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’re here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

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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