Electro Optical (EO) Technologist (Computational Imaging)

Employer
MBDA
Location
Bristol
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Oct 2022

Job Details

Bristol
MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.
Salary: £45k - £50k based on experience with performance based bonus and benefits.

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

The opportunity:

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Electro-Optical(EO) Seekers & Sensors Department as an EO Technologist.

As a Department, we are responsible for supporting MBDA's complex weapon programmes through the provision of specialist EO support, as well as engaging in cutting-edge R&D activities - both internally, and pan-industry - to support the emerging, next-generation programmes.

This is an exciting role; the successful applicant will join our EO Technology Group, where you will have the opportunity to work on a range of innovative EO technologies and methodologies. In order to support the future needs of the complex weapon portfolio, we have the responsibility for defining and owning MBDA's EO technology roadmaps. Your role will centre on developing and demonstrating the associated technologies and techniques through a combination of in-house laboratory & field testing, computational modelling and analysis based on the underpinning science.

You will work within a highly skilled, experienced and multi-disciplinary team that will support you in delivering on our commitments. We will work with you to develop your skill, knowledge and experience, as well as supporting your ongoing professional development, all while ensuring a good work-life balance.

What we're looking for from you:
  • A well-rounded, technically-minded scientist or engineer with an understanding of electro-optic systems; experience of infrared imaging or Lidar systems is desirable but not essential
  • Have a proven track record of on-time delivery; particularly in a dynamic working environment.
  • Able to engage with a broad range of internal and external partners, and forge strategic technical relationships.
  • Be adaptable, self-starting and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Basic project management knowledge, including planning and risk-management, or an aspiration to learn and develop this skill on-the-job.
  • Experience of experiment and/or trials design, data analysis and physics-based model development.
  • Working knowledge of Matlab, Simulink and Python is desirable, as is familiarity with configuration control software.
  • An interest in algorithm development, deep learning and real-time processing is desirable; as is an interest in or experience of CAD and 3D printing.
  • The desire to see innovative concepts from the early R&D phase, through to demonstration and ultimately product development.

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.

Company

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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