This job has expired

Systems Security Architect

Closing date
20 May 2022
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details


MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

This is an ideal opportunity for an engineer who wishes to develop their professional and technical skills in Security Engineering.

The Systems Security Architect delivers a security architecture by designing and implementing a range of protective measures for a weapon/missile system, critical in enabling our Customers to have an Assured Capability (AC).

This is achieved by leading complex task packages and liaising with and placing requirements upon multi-disciplinary engineers across the Engineering Directorate.
What we're looking for
  • Knowledge of through life missile/weapon system design and the ability to understand and manage the trade-space in that design
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) to interact with multi-disciplinary engineers, technical experts, senior management and technical Customers
  • Able to listen, evaluate and resolve management and technical issues in a manner that upholds MBDAs reputation with our Customer
  • Strong engineering skills where a background in either systems engineering, electronics design, embedded software or firmware is desirable
  • DV cleared or willing and eligible to go through the DV clearance process

What's in it for you?
  • You will acquire an in-depth knowledge of some of MBDA's latest technology and influence how it is exploited in our products as well as be able to influence what is required from these technologies in the future
  • You will experience a broader range of engineering tasks than are usually undertaken by a single role holder on a typical project, gaining skills that would otherwise require a secondment or departmental transfer to acquire
  • This role will provide a range of demonstrable experiences for those working towards chartered status
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.

The Role
  • Task package management of activities utilising multi-disciplinary engineers spanning across the Engineering Directorate to design and deliver a comprehensive technical security solution within the budget and timescale set out for the task.
  • Managing the trade-space to maximise the effectiveness of through life protective measures without compromising product safety or Customer winning capability.
  • Preparing and maintaining a robust security case and working directly with the UK Customer and its technical advisors to agree sufficiency of solutions.
  • Undertaking a wide range of systems design and technical leadership tasks, ensuring a coherent design is maintained across the contributing engineering departments (hardware, software, firmware) that can be integrated, tested and qualified to demonstrate the effectiveness of the security solution.
  • Liaising with manufacturing and support teams to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the missile/weapon system is maintained through manufacture and in the various through life support scenarios that may be offered to a Customer.
  • Ensuring the Need to Know principal is adhered to and sufficient controls are in place to manage the knowledge of the technical implementation, providing direction on the release of information to Suppliers and Customers, where required.

Join a great team!
  • The often complex technical challenges in this area mean no solution is too innovative to be considered
  • The comparatively small size of the team allows everyone's contribution to be recognised and respected
  • The team collaborates with a broad range partners on a variety of subjects, often face to face, building a genuine collective team spirit

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.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families - the UK's 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.

Follow MBDA on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers) and Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK).

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.

You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert

Similar jobs