Data Link Modelling Engineer

Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
12 Dec 2021

Job Details

MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

Join our Data Links Systems team as a Data Link Modelling Engineer working on the development and modelling of military radio communication systems.

You’ll carry out modelling and assessment for RF systems across a range of projects to support research and development as well as product development for customer programmes. This will include system performance modelling, assessing performance against system requirements, and validating RF systems models against trial results. You’ll help us develop novel solutions to complex communications problems and help shape future research by collaborating with academia and our industry partners.
Our growing team is split between Bristol and Stevenage, so we’re open to considering both of those sites as your home location, with a good blend of home and office working.

What we’re looking for
  • Degree level qualification in relevant STEM field (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience in C or C++
  • Proficient in Matlab and Simulink
  • Familiarity with RF theory or RF system design
Here’s what’s in it for you
  • You’ll gain expertise in military communications technology and data link modelling techniques
  • Access to some of the most state-of-the-art major testing facilities and design tools
  • We’ll support you both through formal and on-the-job training to help broaden your knowledge
  • Exposure to a range of programmes both domestically and internationally
Join a great team!

We’re a growing, dynamic team all focussed on delivering the most cutting-edge systems and technologies for our customers, while innovating future technology through our research and development. We work cross-functionally with a mix of disciplines to solve the most complex technological problems.
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.

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.


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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