• Location Bristol
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P8322B
  • 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

We’re embarking on an exciting study into effects optimisation for future mission information systems in the air, land, and sea domains. You will lead a small team looking ahead to define what mission planning and command & control systems will look like in the future. This will include winning bids, developing strategies, and leading technical management for projects in this domain.
You’ll need experience of weapon systems (threats, competitors, opportunities), as well as the working relationships with our main customer, the UK MoD, as you’ll be working closely with them to understand their needs and map out what the future of these systems will be.
Effects Optimisation is a key part of our business and so the work you do will be noticed right across the company. It’s a chance for you to innovate, help MBDA stay ahead of the curve, and help our customer continue to succeed in an ever-changing environment.
What we’re looking for
  • A broad appreciation of MBDA and competitor systems across Land, Sea and Air.
  • Knowledge of working relationships with UK MoD customer
  • Good knowledge of weapon systems including competitors and threats
  • Ability to conceive novel tools and techniques to get maximum performance from our existing and future weapon systems
Here’s what’s in it for you

You can help form the team and set its vision to deliver future systems. You’ll be working on an exciting, innovative study that will shape the future of mission information systems.

Join a great team!

Throughout the company, an effects optimisation community is emerging. The team is made up of a diverse set of experts looking to make a real improvement in how MBDA engages with its customer and produces technology roadmaps.

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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