MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the Future of Defence.Simulation and Modelling 10 Month Placement
System modelling is a vital tool used to ensure MBDA provides reliable and cost effective weapon systems to our customers!
We build dynamic system performance models for MBDA products that are developed and used extensively throughout the product lifecycle from concept through to in service support. When used internally they allow our system designers to estimate performance which they can use to guide the product design. For our customer they provide a method of verifying system performance whilst reducing reliance on prohibitively expensive testing and trials. Once the product is in service our models continue to be used by the customer to understand system capability and assist with operator training.What's the opportunity?
Modern weapon systems are made up of a large number of automated subsystems integrated together to provide the overall capability. This provides a unique challenge when developing accurate system level models as they are both large in scale and highly sophisticated with many interdependencies. As a model developer this means you will often encounter new and exciting problems which will require you to apply your intuition and innovation to solve.
Our teams implement AGILE working practices and dynamic working across multiple projects to meet demand and this is aided by the use of collaborative tools. We also work closely with other departments and companies to integrate subsystem models and design data. From these interactions you will gain a broad understanding of each subsystem that makes up the weapon system and how the system architecture makes these subsystems work together to provide an overall capability.
This placement is ideally suited to those that have a knowledge of programming languages; through training and support you'll learn to create simulation software in programming languages/environments such as:
- Mathworks MATLAB, Simulink and Stateflow
- C/C++ programming
The majority of your time you'll be working onsite in an office environment with a team of people around you to support you with your work.Entry criteria, Salary and Start Date
Why choose us?
- Currently studying a Maths, Physics, Computer Science or Engineering degree
- Individuals interested in creating computer models of systems, passionate about solving complex problems within highly technical teams that enjoy working in a supportive environment.
- £20,000 salary (pro rata)
- 10 month placement starting September 2023
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