RF/Microwave Electronics Designer

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
12 Feb 2022

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Discipline
Electronics
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer

Job Details

MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Salary up to £50k DOE + Bonus + Excellent Benefits

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced RF/Microwave Designer to design and develop the RF/Microwave technical solutions for MBDAs high quality, precision product range (Datalink, Telemetry, etc.) As part of the Electronic Engineering function of MBDA, you will be defining future strategies and roadmaps for RF/Microwave 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 RF 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.

Whilst the nature of the role is primarily technical, the successful candidate will still need to evidence excellent communication skills and have the confidence and gravitas to work across the business with a variety of senior partners to ensure successful delivery of challenging projects. In addition, knowledge sharing is key so there will be the many opportunities to assist in the coaching and development of less experienced engineers.

What were looking forIdeally educated to degree level (or equivalent qualification) with a Radio Frequencies design bias having obtained substantial experience in the following areas:
  • Architectures for medium to high power microwave transceivers, including catering for issues around full-concurrency operation.
  • Microwave radio frequency planning analysis.
  • Detailed modelling of link budgets and the derivation of top-level radio specs from these budgets.
  • Able to root cause issues in the measurement results of prototype radio platforms and recommend/implement solutions.
  • Practical application of radio sub-system building blocks, e.g. LNAs, Mixers, Filters, Synthesisers, HPAs etc., and how to apply them to a realisable radio, including temperature compensating biasing, power supply management, PCB layout and evaluation/testing of solutions.
  • Use of RF test equipment and understanding of the limitations. Must be able to merge real world measurements and theoretical predictions together to refine outcomes.
Whilst not essential, it would also beneficial if you could demonstrate some knowledge of detailed understanding of the Modem and DSP signal flow, discrete analogue circuit design and the use of mathematical modelling tools such as Matlab as well as Embedded and Miniaturised Antenna Design.
Experience of designing to meet Military Environmental requirements and standards e.g. DEF Stans and Mil Specs would also be advantageous.

Here's whats in it for youThis role provides you with a unique opportunity to apply your skills within a multi-disciplined team including Electronic Architects, Antenna Engineers, Systems Engineers, Firmware and Software developers and Digital Electronics Design Engineers.

You will be collaborating with other areas of the business, giving you a fantastic opportunity to develop both your knowledge and your professional network.

You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate your curiosity and enthusiasm to keep up-to-date with the latest engineering techniques and products as well as your ability to think outside of the box to implement innovative and effective engineering solutions.

You will gain exposure to complex and technologically advanced projects and products, which will provide you with stimulating and interesting experience; 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 benefitsFlexible 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 were 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 and 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 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.

Were 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 UKs 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 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.

Company

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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