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Systems Engineer

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Systems Engineer: RF Seekers

We are looking for experienced Systems Engineers to join our growing Radio Frequency (RF) Seekers team to perform activities including algorithm development and systems studies. There are roles available across multiple Seeker programmes entering their assessment phases including Future Cruise Anti-Ship Weapon (FC/ASW) and Meteor, working to develop and deliver cutting edge technologies including Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESA) and highly integrated multi-mode sensors.

You will have the scope to get involved in a variety of systems tasks, and plenty of opportunities to innovate and drive the technical scope of the programmes. We are a specialist and diverse team, so you'll also be able to develop your skills and will be fully supported in doing so. We need you to have a degree level qualification or equivalent experience, and the ability to achieve the appropriate level of security clearance (SC). Most importantly, we want you to have passion for the industry and technology, and we can help you develop your career and give you exposure to some incredible technologies and products.

Essential experience:
  • Algorithm development
  • Identification, Planning and Running of investigations to inform systems design
  • Data analysis
  • Working as part of a team or individually

Desirable experience:
  • Knowledge of RF systems and digital signal processing
  • Technical report writing
  • Modelling and coding (significant experience of MATLAB and ideally Simulink)
  • Experience in forming hypotheses and creating the method to prove them.
  • Machine Learning and AI

The Role

As part of the role you will be involved in a number of activities including many of the following:
  • Development of algorithms
  • Identifying studies that demonstrate the algorithm is fit for purpose and identifying future changes required as a result of any deficiencies
  • Interacting with a wide network of stakeholders across multiple domains.
  • Integration of algorithms within a complex Seeker model
  • Undertaking and documenting system studies and performance analysis
  • Encouraging innovation - for example improved agile methods, process improvements, and use of machine learning / AI in the products'.

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

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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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