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Image Processing and Computer Vision Engineer

Competitive Salary & Benefits
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23 Jul 2021
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

Due to team expansion, we have an opportunity for an Image Processing and Computer Vision engineer to join us at MBDA to develop and evaluate state-of-the-art algorithms incorporating detection, classification, tracking, reconstruction, and restoration tasks across a range of imaging modalities including visible (RGB), Infra-Red (IR) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR).
MBDA is the first truly integrated, multi-national defence company in Europe, enabling development of missile and weapon systems for each branch of the armed forces: air, sea and land. Our range of technologies and products consolidates the Group as a world-leader in the defence industry.
Responsibilities will include researching, developing and evaluating algorithms that integrate into wider complex weapon systems across all stages of the lifecycle. This will either be through externally or internally funded research studies to investigate algorithms for future developments, or as part of fast-moving and challenging product teams.
The role holder will be encouraged to cultivate a broad and in-depth knowledge across a variety of applicable fields and topics. However specific knowledge or experience in any of these areas is of benefit:
  • Image Processing Algorithms: Segmentation, Filter Design, Noise Removal, Compression, Super Resolution
  • Computer Vision Algorithms: Tracking, Optical Flow, Particle Filtering, Pose Estimation
  • Inverse Problems / Computational Imaging: Sparse Coding, Compressive Sensing
  • Deep Learning techniques: Detection, Tracking, Classification, Siamese Networks
  • Machine Learning: Support Vector Machines, Neural Networks, Gaussian Processes
  • Domain Specific Signal Processing: Multi/Hyper-Spectral, RF, IR, SAR, STAP
What we’re looking for
  • Preferably PhD qualified in related area. we also welcome applications from candidates completing their PhD
  • A degree with strong mathematical content e.g. Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science
  • A keen interest in cutting-edge technologies and their applications
  • Relevant Post-Doctoral or Industrial experience, is a strong advantage
Ideally you will have knowledge and experience in some of the following:
  • Matlab, Simulink, C/C++
  • Deep Learning libraries: PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras
  • Python including SciPy, OpenCV, Scikit-learn, Pandas
  • Model Based Design
Here’s what’s in it for you

This is a chance to play a key role in the development of our sophisticated weapon systems, and gain in-depth knowledge of their design and functionality
Collaboration with engineers from a broad range of subject areas e.g. Guidance, Control & Navigation; Simulation & Modelling; Software Engineering; Hardware-in-the Loop; Systems Design & Validation; Seekers & Datalink Systems

Join a great team!

We are dynamic team working within the Image Processing department and this is an exciting time of growth and opportunity for our department. We have opportunity to work within an international subject area that has strong links to MBDA sites in France and Germany
As a member of our team there is the opportunity to attend workshops and conferences both nationally and internationally

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.

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.


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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