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SOFTWARE PROJECT LEAD

Employer
MBDA
Location
Bristol
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Jul 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.

Software Project Lead (R08900 - Bristol)

Salary: up to £65,000 (DOE) + bonus + benefits

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working

The opportunity:

This opening is for a highly capable and adaptable Software Project Leader (SPL) at our Bristol site to lead the development of our surface launched defence products whilst maintaining our enviable reputation for safety, performance and dependability.

You should be passionate about how software fulfils the system software challenge in a complex weapon system. Our software is written in Ada, but whilst Ada expertise is highly desirable, we have found that this is readily mastered by capable software engineers and effective training, help and support will be provided if needed.
  • You will be working with technologies at the forefront of European weapon systems design, supporting the development of safe, secure and reliable products that our customers can rely on.
  • Many of the methods and tools we use in this domain are the result of strong international collaboration.
  • We offer a supportive working environment with the opportunity to develop your skills across a wide range of products and technologies.

What we're looking for from you:
  • You will need to be adaptable and creative as this role combines and requires experience of; technical leadership, software project management and team building aspects.
  • A strong background in software, its realisation and system wide impact with strong problem-solving skills
  • You will favour a collaborative, open approach to development and have the ability to work well in a team, and maintain momentum during development: strong communication skills are critical.
  • Awareness and application of Software Quality standards such as DefStan 00-55, DO-178C or IEC61508, the Ada language and IBM DOORS would be beneficial.

Join a great team!
  • Our teams develop software used in the most advanced weapon systems in the world within a critical and influential Software Engineering Directorate and part of a large progressive and adaptable company.
  • We apply small, focused teams of engineers to complex problems - working with a talented group of experienced software, systems and electronics engineers.
  • You will become part of a high performing team culture.

What to expect:

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.

Company

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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