Lead Electronics Design Engineer

Closing date
23 Oct 2022

Job Details

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

Salary: Up to £60k, dependent on experience + bonus + benefits

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working (such as 2-3 days onsite, 2-3 days working from home.)

The opportunity:

Are you passionate about Electronics? Do you love working as part of a great team? Do you enjoy leading others through technical challenges to achieve a collective goal? Then this role is for you!

An exciting opportunity within MBDA has materialized for an Electronics Design Engineer to technically lead the development and delivery of complex and technologically advanced electronic products.

You will be working as an integral part of the business in the Electronics Engineering department, where you will be responsible for leading the technical design, development, proving and integration of the missile subsystems that play a critical role in the defence of our sovereignty.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Ideally a degree (or equivalent) in Electronic Engineering or related discipline
  • Extensive experience of Electronics Hardware Design from concept through to production; preferably including the integration of firmware and software.
  • Experience of EMC and Environmental proving and qualification
  • Excellent analytical and problems solving skills combined with knowledge and experience of a wide range of electronic technologies and products
  • Demonstrable skills in the authoring of key technical documentation and reports

We're looking for an experienced Electronics Engineer who has worked across all phases of the product development lifecycle and who is tenacious and driven to achieve. You will be someone who builds trust and creates strong relationships that pave a smooth path in complex environments, and who isn't afraid to step in to help ensure our commitments are delivered.

You will need to be self-starter who is motivated by a job well done; is diligent, focused and understands the challenges associated with working in a complex organization that delivers high-reliability products.

As the Lead Electronics Design Engineer, you will be interfacing with many stakeholders to ensure our designs meet the needs of our customers' technical and environmental requirements and our equipment is delivered on time, on cost and on quality. You will have the opportunity provide guidance to less experienced engineers seeking technical advice, and will play a crucial role in design reviews - acting as the Design Authority, where required.

From your first day with us, you will be welcomed into a friendly and supportive environment. We are a team of passionate and committed individuals who are always happy to provide advice and support. We will also seek to learn from the experience you bring to MBDA, ensuring the continuous improvement of our processes, services and products.

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.

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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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