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Software Engineer (Technical Specialist - Tooling)

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

Software Specialist (Software Engineer - Technical Specialist - Tooling) R09537

Salary: up to £65,000 (dependent on experience) + bonus + benefits

The opportunity:

We are looking for a capable, adaptable and inquisitive software engineer to develop and maintain our software modelling and development in-house tools suite. Tools include; design modelling, auto-code generation and data analysis. These tools support continuous integration and proving activities.

What we're looking for from you:
  • A passion for good common purpose tooling, able to innovate and critically think to solve complex software problems.
  • A desire to design, develop and implement dependable validated tools that can be used to timely support automated development and proving across MBDA's SE products.
  • Work independently and with initiative to deliver solutions and to provide technical support.
  • You need to be able to interact with multiple customers, with the ability to discuss and compromise to ensure a common tool suite across a spread customer base.
  • Experience of configuration management and ideally an SE practitioner and eager to learn key technologies. Currently our tools use; Ada, Java, Rhapsody, XML, Motif, etc.

Here's what's in it for you!
  • This high profile specialist role provides the opportunity to work autonomously, developing key in-house products from conception through to deployment and maintenance.
  • You will be the master of your own dependable product set and have the authority to innovate with more freedom than other elements of weapon system development.
  • A key capability role supporting a large range of projects and people simultaneously, constantly evolving challenge, ideal for someone who never wants to stand still.
  • Opportunity to evaluate new software technologies and techniques for inclusion/update of the tool suite.

Additional Job Description

Join either the System Software or Software Capability Department as the tooling specialist. The role will support multiple software departments running numerous projects with a dependable and sustainable, purpose-made and integrated in-house tools suite.

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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