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Sea Ceptor Systems Lead (Security)

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23 Jul 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence
Salary: Up to £48,000 Depending on Experience
Working Pattern

MBDA operates ‘Dynamic Working', a hybrid working system that allows employees to balance time between office working and home working. Note this role involve periods of working with highly classified material that can only be accessed when office working.

The Role

MBDA is looking for an experienced systems engineer to lead the security design of the Sea Ceptor weapon system.

Sea Ceptor is a very successful, innovative, high profile maritime air defence system that is in-service with the Royal Navy and export customers. Security accreditation must be maintained in order to support continuing export sales and obsolescence issues.
Job Description
The role is responsible for the security design of the Sea Ceptor weapon system. The System Lead for Security is the main point of contact between the Weapon Systems Team, MBDA SMEs, MoD and other partners. The Systems Lead is responsible for:
  • Maintaining a good working relationship with the security partner community including MoD.
  • Initial technical assessment of security issues when they arise.
  • Coordination with MBDA SMEs to respond to any issues and technical oversight of their resolution.
  • Facilitating security meetings.
  • Tasking of the MBDA InfoSec team.
  • Facilitating annual security reviews.
  • Updates to security documentation.
  • Providing technical oversight of system and sub-system requirements, design documentation, interface specifications, and verification and certification activities.
  • Co-ordinate inputs to support security re-accreditation including RMADS and support of MoD DART (Defence Assurance Risk Tool) submission.
  • Supporting export security clearances for Sea Ceptor equipment.
  • Supporting the generation of Trials Security Instructions (TSI) and obtaining MoD approvals.
  • Delivering Sea Ceptor security briefings.
  • Estimation of MBDA support costs for export security related matters.
  • Review and maintenance of Sea Ceptor local security processes and procedures.
  • Working in the Weapon Systems Team in a general System Engineering capacity.
What we're looking for
  • Awareness of Assured Capability.
  • System Engineering background with an ability to understand hardware / software interactions.
  • Good interpersonal and influencing skills, essential to working as part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team.
  • An appreciation of the Systems Engineering lifecycle including; Requirement elicitation, Identifying and managing key design drivers, Verification processes including certification.
  • Experience of managing technical work package delivery.
  • Ability to work proactively and flexibly; responding quickly when programme priorities change.
  • Awareness of IBM RTC & DOORS would be beneficial.

What's in it for you?

The role will provide exposure to a wide variety of partners and requires an experienced System Engineer experienced with working across all parts of the Systems Engineering lifecycle.

Join a great team!

You will be joining a highly motivated team with the opportunity to contribute across multiple programmes, with a focus on effective system design delivery across a number of concurrent project aspects, in addition to provision of support to the New Business domain.

Why us?

We offer opportunities for career progression, paid overtime (subject to level), bonus scheme, comprehensive pension package, annual salary review, collaborative working environment and excellent on-site facilities.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve appropriate clearances.


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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