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Software Project Lead

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25 Jun 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Salary: up to £70,000 (doe)

Benefits: *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.

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.

The Opportunity
- Software Project Lead

Real Time Actuator Software is tasked with supplying software into a wide range of Missile components that require motor/movement control; Fins, Seeker, Fuel Pump, Booster, Wing Opening System.
  • Passionate to win hearts and minds?
  • Able to coordinate all resources through the process of planning, coordinating and controlling in order to deliver software on time with validated quality?
  • Committed to make AGILE/SCRUM/Six Sigma/DevOps methods of software development a success?
  • Have the process alignment and quality focus to develop safety-critical software?

What we're looking for

A Software Project Lead (SPL) who can build high-performing teams and create strong working relations with the multi-disciplined project environments that we work in! These project environments include system design, mechanical design, electronic design, program, safety, quality.
  • Experience of nurturing and leading a team; this role is typically 5-10 developers (software and verification & validation).
  • A track record of working within an agile/SCRUM/DevOps environment.
  • Experience of reporting progress through agile metrics such as burnup charts, team velocity, cycle times and work-load-forecast.
  • Experience of continuous build, integration and delivery pipeline automation using industry leading toolsets.
  • Technical/software background with experience working in a technology environment where quality and accuracy of work is critical.
  • History of improving teams through strong coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Experience of safety-critical standards (DO-178C) would be beneficial but not crucial.

What's in it for you?
  • Develop and grow your career:
  • You'll get lots of experience interacting and influencing senior partners if you join us on this modernising journey.
  • Training program to provide you with the skills/tools to take the next step to becoming a technical or managerial leader in MBDA.
  • Develop Safety-critical products to DO-178C standard.
  • Be a part of a change initiative where the changes you make will have a perceptible positive impact on the development of your team.
  • The opportunity for travel and international secondment; if of interest.

Join a great team!

We are an open, friendly and encouraging team with a can-do approach. Join us to evolve the team towards agile development framework. We work with a wide range of the MBDA portfolio, providing you with opportunity to grow your people network in the business.

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.

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.

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