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RF Engineer - Electronic Engineering

Closing date
7 Oct 2022

Job Details

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

Salary: Up to £45k DOE + bonus, overtime and excellent benefits package.

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working but please be aware that this is predominantly a lab based on-site role.

The opportunity:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing and diverse team of RF Design Engineers working on some of the most interesting, complex and exciting products in the defence industry. You'll be working on the research, design and testing of cutting-edge radio-frequency technology for integration into complex weapons systems, with a focus on utilising your hands on experience to carry out modifications or rapid prototypes where required.

We need a team player who can use their initiative and has a real passion for electronic engineering. The role would ideally suit someone who is comfortable carrying out hands on testing and modifications to boards while having a strong background in RF design.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Proven practical RF (component level) design and testing of RF circuits over a wide frequency range e.g. 30 MHz to 30 GHz, including LNA amplifier, High Power Amplifier, Filter, Local oscillator, Synthesiser, Modulator design etc.
  • Good knowledge on using RF design tools like AWR Microwave Office, including layout.
  • Excellent practical skills including soldering, fault finding and the use of RF Test equipment including Spectrum Analysers, Power Meters & VNAs
  • Good knowledge of Analogue, digital and power supply design
  • Experience of communication systems, in particular radio transceivers.

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.


Together. For the future of defence.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to the UK and their allies. Regarded as one of the most trusted suppliers of defence solutions in Europe, we have a relationship with the UK military spanning back over 70 years.

Whether it’s designing a future concept for the British Army, managing the procurement of a missile component or harnessing their expertise in software in order to integrate one of our products on to the newest fighter jet, all of our employees are a part of delivering a more secure tomorrow.

In addition to being the only defence company on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list, MBDA are also recognised nationally with three Investors in People Gold Awards (People, Apprenticeships, and Wellbeing), a top 10 finisher on the Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league tables.   

For the latest vacancies, employer updates and stories from our people, make sure to visit and bookmark our MBDA UK Careers site.

Our Values 

Our values are at the core of everything we do and shape the culture of our organisation. No matter what role, our people from leadership to entry-level encompass these values knowing that they are working towards the same common goal, sharing a bigger purpose in order to protect national security and enable strategic independence.

Through promoting change with Innovation, taking ownership through Commitment, building trust through Integrity, inspiring others through Passion and encouraging collaboration through Team Spirit, we have created a place where people feel connected with each other and valued in our community.



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6 Hills way
United Kingdom

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