MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow
We have an opportunity for an experienced Guidance, Control and Navigation Engineer to join our dynamic team working on fast paced and exciting projects. Our team delivers algorithm development and proving across a range of Defence projects, particularly focusing on Autopilots and control system, Mid-Course guidance, Terminal and Homing Guidance, Propulsion control, Integrated Navigation, Data fusion, Command and Control and Mission Planning algorithms.
Algorithms are developed at many points of the product lifecycle including Research studies, (both externally and internally funded), initial missile feasibility and concept studies and algorithms in support of assessment and development programmes.
This role will deliver the development of specific algorithms or studies to support a key programme within MBDA and can include feasibility studies, algorithm design and trade-off studies, trials preparation, trials analysis and reporting, architecture definition, algorithm and model validation
GCN Engineers at MBDA act autonomously. We perform technical analyses and investigations into a full range of issues and problems along with preparing and developing solutions either individually or as a member of a project team.
Our team engages with the algorithm users, understands and responds to their requirements, ensuring that algorithms are appropriate for the intended use.
What are we looking for?
Successful applicants will have:
Ideal candidates will be:
- an appropriate good Degree or Masters with a strong mathematical content e.g. Aerospace Engineering, Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics.
- proven experience of applicable algorithms i.e. Guidance, Control, Data Fusion, Navigation, Image Processing and ideally knowledge and experience of some of the following:
- flight dynamics and aerodynamics
- sensors (e.g. IMUs, GPS, RF and IR seekers)
- actuation systems in relation to autopilot design and servo control.
- The MathWorks products – specifically Simulink, Embedded MATLAB and Stateflow, C, FORTRAN and Ada
- driven and capable of working on their own initiative with a minimum of supervision
- have the ability to visualise and analyse complex systems
- have good understanding of, and good working experience in all phases of the engineering life cycle
We welcome interest from many industries including: avionics and aerospace, computer vision, robotics, autonomous systems within the mobile phone industry and within the GNSS industry.needs and ensure that the algorithms are fit for their intended use
Here’s what’s in it for you
As an international team, we work closely with other related subject areas e.g. Simulation and Modelling, Software, Navigation Sensors, Hardware-in-the Loop, Systems Design & Validation, Seekers & Sensors, Datalinks and Technical Quality.
We are exposed to ground breaking technological innovations and our GCN Engineers play a meaningful role through the development of our complex weapon systems in all stages of the lifecycle.
There are real opportunities to develop your career as a technology specialist or as a functional/project manager.
Join a great team!
This is a stimulating environment, and there are exciting opportunities along with exposure to high-profile, fast-paced projects. We are an innovative bunch of individuals with track record in achieving project breakthroughs on time and on budget.
*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.