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Software Group Lead (Real Time Embedded Software)

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22 Aug 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.

Software Group Lead (Real Time Embedded Software) - Stevenage (R09445)

Salary:circa £75,000 (doe) + bonus + benefits

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

The Opportunity!

Would you like to head up and grow a group that develops software at the heart of some of the world's most sophisticated defence systems?

This role will give you the opportunity to shape, support and develop a team of software engineers working on several different Embedded / Real Time Software projects. The team specify, design, build, test and deliver the software that transforms a collection of electronic and mechanical parts into a highly capable missile system.

Our teams develop for many different subsystems such as Radars, Sensors, Datalinks, Telemetry Systems, Servos, Flight Computers and Launchers.
  • Engineering is at heart of our business; there is opportunity to both develop your core leadership skills, and gain a wider experience of complex embedded systems.
  • Working alongside a multidiscipline engineering team, you will be a key part of a supportive and growing software engineering team as your career expands with us.
  • MBDA is committed to upskilling people through both formal training and practical experience.
  • We are a friendly, highly capable team, producing software that makes a difference.
  • The Real Time / Embedded software department is a multi-disciplined team of over 100 people, working on a diverse range of products that use some really exciting technologies.

What we're looking for from you
  • If you have experience leading a team in an advanced technologicalenvironment, and a background in software development, then we would like to talk to you.
  • Experience in defence is not required, and indeed many of our people joined us from automotive, aerospace and consumer electronics.
  • The most important thing we look for is the ability to lead and encourage others; passionate about people - and keen to get to know your team and understand what motivates them.
  • Good organisational skills and experience in steering the development of products from an initial concept on a whiteboard through to delivery will help you stand out.
  • You should be able to discuss the benefits of key software practices like unit testing and good design, as well as the advantages of concepts such as Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery within a modern software development environment.

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.


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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