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Computational Modelling Engineer

Closing date
27 Oct 2022

Job Details

MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence
Salary: Up to £48,000 depending on experience
The Battle Modelling team has a job opening that involves developing and deploying physics-based models of aircraft, sensors and weapon systems. There are opportunities to demonstrate your skills in real-time modelling, simulation, graphics programming and Linux systems.

You can grow your skills in building and testing software libraries. You can participate and develop your knowledge of Operational Analysis and exploratory testing in our human-in-the-loop simulator, and build your domain knowledge of air-combat. You will learn how technology experimentation works.

What are we looking for?

You will be able to demonstrate.
  • Knowledge of algorithms, software and physics
  • Experience of object-oriented coding of computational algorithms.
  • Understanding of data structures and data science techniques.
  • Experience of scripting in a Windows or Linux environment.
  • Interest in mathematical modelling and the practical applications of these models.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate to a non-expert audience.

What's in it for you?
  • Understand how physics-based models are used in strategic games.
  • Develop your knowledge of software development and testing methods.
  • Build your knowledge of aeronautics, sensors, guidance and control algorithms.
  • Learn about running simulations in distributed systems.
  • Learn about the modelling of tactics, effectiveness and aircraft performance.
  • Work with customer to see technology development and future products evolve.

The Role
  • Develop physics-based modelling tools and software.
  • Create, test and document algorithms and software libraries in C++ and or Python.
  • Design, execute, visualize and report on studies.
  • Distributed simulations, and participate as a pilot in a Human-in-the-loop real-time air combat simulator
  • Research, product development and customer studies.

What's great about the team?
  • An opportunity to work in an environment which values core skills in algorithms, coding and physics.
  • To work with national and international partners on research and technology development.
Why us?
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.   

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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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