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System Functional Design Lead

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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

Seeker Systems at MBDA

Salary: Up to 48k DOE + Excellent benefits + bonus

Do you enjoy challenging design goals? Do you thrive on creating innovative designs to define cutting edge hardware and software? Then this is the role for you!

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Systems Engineerto join our RF SeekersTeam within the Seekers and Datalink Systems Department, based at our site in Stevenage. This is a phenomenal opportunity to be part of a successful team working at the forefront of technology, developing new and innovative seeker solutions from complex requirements.

The Systems Design team is critical to the product development process, transforming customer requirements into lower level system architectures and requirements. The role covers the majority of the Systems Engineering V model, negotiating requirements with the missile systems customer through to the verification and validation process; you will gain a detailed understanding of RF Seeker design as well as building experience working with capable teams across all development activities.

What are we looking for?
  • Passion and persistence to get a job done and done well
  • Great communication skills are a necessity to be able to communicate with all levels of the project and disseminate technical information to stakeholders in an understandable manner
  • Experience dissecting and understanding the real customer requirements and disseminatingthem down into lower level subsystem requirements and complex functional architectures
  • An understanding of model based design techniques and languages (e.g. UML)
  • Consistent ability to deliver required output within agreed timescales
  • Ability to build excellent working relationships with team members and external departments, customers and other key stakeholders
  • Desire to develop, build and grow the Systems Design team and the people within it as the project develops
  • Experience with Systems engineering tools like DOORS/DOORS NG/Rhapsody desirable
  • Knowledge of RF/microwave and electronic systems, radar and control systems and digital signal processing is desirable
Whats in it for you?
  • You will be part of a close-knit, hardworking, and highly motivated team striving to develop one of the worlds most advanced Seeker and Missile technologies.
  • You will be a key part of this cutting edge development, seeing your hard work and determination drive the product successfully into service with the armed forces.
  • MBDA is the highest ranked technical company in the Times UK top 25 Employers survey, career development is a key priority, career progression through both formal and on the job training is provided.
  • You will gain experience in weapon technologies both at system and hardware levels.
  • There will be opportunities for travel both within the UK to other MBDA sites and trials sites
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.
Whats great about the team?

Youll be joining a rapidly developing product area within MBDA, with many exciting opportunities to work on both new and established subsystems and products.

The teams have a common goal for the delivery of products and design solutions that meets the customers requirements to the agreed quality, schedule and cost. Youll be able to significantly contribute to meeting the expectations of both MBDA and the customer.
The project offers you the opportunity to work within a specialist team developing and managing technically challenging technology within MBDA.

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.


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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