Computational Modelling Engineer

Closing date
23 Aug 2022

Job Details

MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence
Salary: Up to £48,000 depending on experience
The Battle Modelling team has a job opening that involves developing and deploying physics-based models of aircraft, sensors and weapon systems. There are opportunities to demonstrate your skills in real-time modelling, simulation, graphics programming and Linux systems.

You can grow your skills in building and testing software libraries. You can participate and develop your knowledge of Operational Analysis and exploratory testing in our human-in-the-loop simulator, and build your domain knowledge of air-combat. You will learn how technology experimentation works.

What are we looking for?

You will be able to demonstrate.
  • Knowledge of algorithms, software and physics
  • Experience of object-oriented coding of computational algorithms.
  • Understanding of data structures and data science techniques.
  • Experience of scripting in a Windows or Linux environment.
  • Interest in mathematical modelling and the practical applications of these models.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate to a non-expert audience.

What's in it for you?
  • Understand how physics-based models are used in strategic games.
  • Develop your knowledge of software development and testing methods.
  • Build your knowledge of aeronautics, sensors, guidance and control algorithms.
  • Learn about running simulations in distributed systems.
  • Learn about the modelling of tactics, effectiveness and aircraft performance.
  • Work with customer to see technology development and future products evolve.

The Role
  • Develop physics-based modelling tools and software.
  • Create, test and document algorithms and software libraries in C++ and or Python.
  • Design, execute, visualize and report on studies.
  • Distributed simulations, and participate as a pilot in a Human-in-the-loop real-time air combat simulator
  • Research, product development and customer studies.

What's great about the team?
  • An opportunity to work in an environment which values core skills in algorithms, coding and physics.
  • To work with national and international partners on research and technology development.
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.

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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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