DevOps Engineer

Closing date
23 Oct 2022

Job Details


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

Salary: £60-£70,000 (dependent on experience + bonus + benefits)

The opportunity:

We are a world leader in missile and missile systems seeking a highly capable and adaptable DevOps engineer to join our Software Capability Team. A fantastic opportunity to be part of a team at MBDA that is starting an exciting phase of redefining the way we develop and deliver software, putting our engineers at the heart of this transformation.

This is a hands-on role and will play an integral part in our DevOps journey across the whole of the UK Software Group.

Come and join our team and be part of creating a world class DevOps defence offering from the very beginning. We are using modern technologies and have the opportunity to create positive change across MBDA UK software engineering. Working in a small team, but be part of huge change!

What we're looking for from you:
  • A skilled DevOps engineer looking for a new challenge.
  • Good hands on understanding of industry leading DevOps tools and techniques.
  • The ability to articulate, promote and implement the ‘why' DevOps is important to modern development teams.
  • Previous experience working in an agile development team.
  • Either experience or a clear understanding of working in a software development team using DevOps tooling and cultural practices.
  • An understanding of what it takes to transition software development teams to DevOps tool stack and cultural practices.
  • A good understanding of automation and continuous integration principles and practices
  • Your ability to articulate the benefits of key software craftsmanship practices like unit testing and good design.
  • Experience with tools like Jenkins, Git, Artifactory
  • Containerisation and Virtualisation orchestration using tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Docker and Kubernetes

Beneficial but not essential:
  • Experience developing software on Linux.
  • Experience teaching, mentoring, coaching in a technical capacity.
  • Experience applying DevOps principles in a cloud environment
  • OpenShift & OpenStack, or equivalent
  • An understanding of container, cluster and/or virtualisation security

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.


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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