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Test Software Engineer

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30 Sep 2021

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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


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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