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Guidance, Control and Navigation Engineer

Closing date
25 Jun 2022

Job Details


MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

You'll join our Guidance, Control & Navigation (GCN) team developing algorithms and delivering proving activities across a wide range of defence projects. Your focus primarily will be on autopilots, control systems, mid-course guidance, homing, propulsion control, and mission planning algorithms.

Algorithms are developed at various points of the product life cycle including early research studies, feasibility and concept stages, and assessment and product development. This will give you a broad range of experience and a really varied role.

Our team engages with the algorithm users, and understands and responds to their requirements, ultimately delivering algorithms that are fit for their intended use.

What are we looking for?
  • Degree qualification (or equivalent experience) in a subject with a strong mathematical content (e.g. Aerospace Engineering, Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Maths, Physics)
  • Experience of algorithm development (guidance, control, data fusion, navigation, image processing)
  • Ideally experience of some of the following: flight dynamics, aerodynamics, sensors, actuation systems
  • Knowledge of MathWorks products, Simulink, embedded Matlab, Stateflow, C, Fortran

Here's what's in it for you

You'll work on incredibly complex and interesting concepts and products. Working cross-functionally, you'll interact with other subject areas like 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!

We work in a really stimulating environment, and there are exciting opportunities along with exposure to high-profile, fast-paced projects. We are an innovative bunch with track record in achieving project breakthroughs on time and on budget.

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.

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.


Together. For the future of defence.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to the UK and their allies. Regarded as one of the most trusted suppliers of defence solutions in Europe, we have a relationship with the UK military spanning back over 70 years.

Whether it’s designing a future concept for the British Army, managing the procurement of a missile component or harnessing their expertise in software in order to integrate one of our products on to the newest fighter jet, all of our employees are a part of delivering a more secure tomorrow.

In addition to being the only defence company on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list, MBDA are also recognised nationally with three Investors in People Gold Awards (People, Apprenticeships, and Wellbeing), a top 10 finisher on the Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league tables.   

For the latest vacancies, employer updates and stories from our people, make sure to visit and bookmark our MBDA UK Careers site.

Our Values 

Our values are at the core of everything we do and shape the culture of our organisation. No matter what role, our people from leadership to entry-level encompass these values knowing that they are working towards the same common goal, sharing a bigger purpose in order to protect national security and enable strategic independence.

Through promoting change with Innovation, taking ownership through Commitment, building trust through Integrity, inspiring others through Passion and encouraging collaboration through Team Spirit, we have created a place where people feel connected with each other and valued in our community.



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