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Systems Architects

Closing date
22 Aug 2022

Job Details


MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.

We are looking for a number of System Architects to provide knowledge and expertise to a variety of exciting new programmes. We need to influence the strategy and design of our Products at the System-of-System, System and Sub-System Levels.

The successful candidates will be analytical systems thinkers, able to develop and communicate new concepts and architectures. They will identify, engage and influence stakeholders, instigate and drive trade studies and system development activities. In summary they will play a significant role in the technical direction and strategy of our future product portfolio.

Here's what's in it for you
  • Ability to influence key future programmes across Land, Sea and Air domains
  • Opportunity to grow and develop a broad skill base
  • You will get to work with multiple technical and business functions
  • You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects at different points in their lifecycle, from pre-concept through to full-scale development
  • Input to capability improvement through Research and Development

What we're looking for
  • Analytical Systems thinkers able to develop and communicate new concepts and architectures
  • Experience of developing complex systems, ideally in defence.
  • Knowledge of Land, Sea and/or Air platforms and Weapon System integration would be highly beneficial

Please note that we are currently recruiting for a number of Projects including FCAS/Tempest.

Join a great team!

You will be joining a growing team of highly skilled people working across the breadth of MBDA's current and future products. Your department is focussed on growing and developing a team of excellent System Architects. This is a small but experienced team focussed on technical solutions and setting the right design principles with new projects.

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.


Together. For the future of defence.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to the UK and their allies. Regarded as one of the most trusted suppliers of defence solutions in Europe, we have a relationship with the UK military spanning back over 70 years.

Whether it’s designing a future concept for the British Army, managing the procurement of a missile component or harnessing their expertise in software in order to integrate one of our products on to the newest fighter jet, all of our employees are a part of delivering a more secure tomorrow.

In addition to being the only defence company on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list, MBDA are also recognised nationally with three Investors in People Gold Awards (People, Apprenticeships, and Wellbeing), a top 10 finisher on the Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league tables.   

For the latest vacancies, employer updates and stories from our people, make sure to visit and bookmark our MBDA UK Careers site.

Our Values 

Our values are at the core of everything we do and shape the culture of our organisation. No matter what role, our people from leadership to entry-level encompass these values knowing that they are working towards the same common goal, sharing a bigger purpose in order to protect national security and enable strategic independence.

Through promoting change with Innovation, taking ownership through Commitment, building trust through Integrity, inspiring others through Passion and encouraging collaboration through Team Spirit, we have created a place where people feel connected with each other and valued in our community.



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