Weapon System / Launcher Integration

Closing date
23 Oct 2022

Job Details

MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working

An opportunity has arisen to join a trials team conducting the electrical/electronic/software integration of missile and launcher subsystems. To achieve flight clearance for development firing trials and overall System Qualification we have an iterative programme of lab based testing and proving to demonstrate the functionality of the weapon subsystems against customer and scenario driven Use Cases.

The programme packs in multiple phases to support integration of the weapon system in different configurations to underpin development firing trials, multiple platform integration programmes and concurrent proving of different product variants.

This role develops a broad and deep understanding of the functional design of the system and how it is tested to prove it against the technical requirements.
What we're looking for
The role would suit a team worker, a confident individual with enough knowledge of electrical and electronic integration to be able to dynamically support the teams to achieve a challenging programme providing the evidence to support air worthiness and performance certification. The candidate should enjoy identifying problems or opportunities for improvement, working resolutions with other teams and sharing knowledge and best practice that raises the whole team.

Experience / knowledge required:- Understanding of technical interface documentation and test methodologies e.g. 1553, practical experience using commercial lab equipment and of data analysis tools and methods. Ideally (but not essential) experience or interest in python (or similar) scripting.

What's in it for you?

An opportunity to make a significant input into the Integration and development of a key new Air Launched Weapon System for the UK Customer.

The role provides an ideal opportunity to grow a detailed understanding of ‘Systems of Systems' and to build on lab test, data analysis and test architecture knowledge and experience.

Candidates with a keen interest in MBSE will benefit from seeing how the principles can be applied through to evidence generation and certification.

The role is equipment proving based, involving equipment and/or data up to UK Secret so must be conducted on the Stevenage site.

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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