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Software Engineer (Technical Specialist - Tooling)

Closing date
1 Sep 2022

Job Details

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.


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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