Antenna Designer

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • R03536
  • Closing date 26th 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

Full time and part time working considered

Salary up to £60k DOE + Bonus + Excellent Benefits

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Antenna Designer to design and develop the Antenna technical solutions for MBDA’s high quality, precision product range. As part of the Electronic Engineering function of MBDA, you will be defining future strategies and roadmaps for Antenna design solutions based on research and development activities in which you will also be actively involved.

Your role will be to create, analyse and prototype designs that meet challenging customer requirement within the constraints of limited physical space and harsh operating environments.

You will be managing all technical elements of the antenna sub-systems, collaborating with other design disciplines and working alongside the Engineering Project Manager to ensure the ‘On Time, On Cost, On Quality’ delivery of the technical solution.

What we’re looking for

Ideally educated to degree level (or equivalent qualification) with a Radio Frequencies or Antenna design bias having obtained substantial experience in the following areas:
  • A proven track record of practical antenna production.
  • EM theory and expertise with EM simulation tools such as CST or HFSS.
  • Transmission line theory, matching circuits, active and passive RF circuit design.
  • Understanding of the designs and characteristics of various antenna types, with a proven track record of practical antenna production.
  • Hands-on experience of S-parameter measurements and antenna pattern measurements, with the ability to instruct external test houses where appropriate.
Whilst not essential, it would also beneficial if you could demonstrate some knowledge of practical RF design for UHF (and/or frequencies in excess of X-band) as well as Embedded and Miniaturised Antenna Design. Experience of EM propagation in multipath environments and channel modes would also be advantageous.

What’s in it for you?

This role provides you with a unique opportunity to apply your skills within multi-disciplined team of people including RF Engineers, Systems Engineers, Firmware & Software developers and Digital Electronics Design Engineers. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other areas of the business, giving you a fantastic opportunity to develop both your knowledge and your professional network.
You will gain exposure to complex and technologically advanced projects and products, which will provide you with stimulating and interesting experience; and – since you will be working with other highly talented and motivated engineers – you will find yourself working in a friendly and supportive environment that encourages career progression and allows you to experience a real feeling of success.

Our benefits

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *great bonus scheme*annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.

Join a great team!

We are an extremely competent and highly committed team of people. We work on technologies that we’re both interested in and passionate about, which makes us the best at what we do.
Of course, we all need a steer sometimes; a little guidance and advice. No business does this better than MBDA. You will get the support of a mentor network, a people management community (who offer leadership support through focus groups & internationally renowned experts in leadership), peers and the team around you. We work better as a team and when you join us, you will be made to feel very welcome.
If you are great at what you do, we also want you to share your knowledge, enthusiasm and experience to help us improve where we need to.
When properly supported, we can – and do! - do extraordinary things.

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.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended 2-3 days per week approach to on-site and remote working.

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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 ‎

WHO WE ARE

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.

MORE THAN A JOB

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. "

Balpreet
Supportability Engineer, Customer Support and Services.

WE ARE MBDA

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.

INCLUSIVE AND DIVERSE

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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