Agile Coach

Closing date
26 Aug 2022

Job Details


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

Agile Coach or niche/novel Agility Practitioner (multiple roles, experience levels)

Salary: Competitive, DOE + bonus + benefits

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working - typically 2/3 days per week onsite

The opportunity:

MBDA are committed to changing our ways of working and we are recruiting Agile Coaches and niche/novel Agility Practitioners to join us and our growing Agility Practice.

Our Agile Coaches work primarily from within our Agility Practice, supporting our Scrum Masters, technical teams and cohorts with guidance, help and insights commensurate with extensive experience. Confidently representing the Agility Practice and group programmes, internally and externally across varying multiple forums and enterprise compacts.

As a niche/novel Agility Practitioner, you would bring your learned practice, teaching and experience set to our people and teams. Primarily working from within the Agile Practice and supporting technical teams and cohorts or oblique compacts, to help them grow in their knowledge of agile via your teaching and practice(s).

MBDA are a multinational defence firm, providing and supporting world class defence system capabilities, whilst ideating and designing the next generation technologies for the future.

What we are looking for from you:
  • Passionate and committed Agile Coaches or niche Agility Practitioners, (ex; Visual Facilitation Coach), to be our Agility SME's, provocateurs and change agents
  • Credible agile role model with the ability to influence and advance the teaching, coaching and mentorship of others on their agile mind-set, behaviours, frameworks and practices
  • Extensive agile experience and confident working at Executive level
  • Excellent facilitator, someone who can build psychological safety within their teams, and help protect and shield their teams from outside distractions

What is in it for you?
  • Support, training and continuous development to help you grow as an Agile Practitioner
  • Working with technical competent teams, building leading edge systems and capabilities
  • Helping to grow our newly formed Agile Practice and its service to our colleagues
  • Coaching and mentoring to get the best out of your career
  • Helping shape our future of MBDA Agile Transformation

Join a great team!

Our wider agile community of practice is a thriving community of both experienced and aspiring Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches all with a vision to enable a new culture within MBDA focused on Agile practices and mind-set.

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 the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.


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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