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Systems Design Engineer

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30 Oct 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

An opportunity to join an exciting major project within MBDA and to help shape the design of the next generation cruise Missile and anti-Ship weapon systems. We require a versatile person to provide a pivotal role in the design of the Naval launch capability. This will involve interacting with multiple stakeholders to support the development of the MSS architectural design, sub-system requirements and interface specifications. As the project enters the Assessment Phase this role offers many personal growth opportunities such as the potential for team leadership roles, customer engagement, weapon system and sub-system design.

What we're looking for
  • A broad knowledge of Weapon Systems Design and a proven track record of working on a complex programme. In particular experience or knowledge of WS architectural design in terms of functional, performance, safety and security constraints.
  • Typically we would expect candidates to have an engineering or science degree or equivalent and have some relevant experience.
  • Previous experience in the aerospace or the defence sector would be useful, but is not essential: generally a background in systems engineering, product development, software development, or similar discipline would be suitable.
  • Hands-on experience of SysML, Rhapsody and DOORS tools would be highly desirable, but training will be provided where needed.
  • Experience of following Agile or spiral development processes would be desirable.

What's in it for you?
  • Gain knowledge and experience of designing and delivering a technically challenging and major complex weapon system.
  • Opportunity to develop a new network, internal and external to MBDA as well as internationally.
  • Practical experience of working on a Project that is driving the new ways of working in the business as part of NEXT.
  • An excellent opportunity for a candidate's personal growth as the project matures and progresses; there will be multiple follow-on opportunities both inside and outside the department and project.

Our benefits
  • Flexible working, opportunities for career progression, paid overtime (subject to level), great bonus scheme, comprehensive pension scheme, annual salary reviews, fantastic working environment and site facilities, social, charitable and sporting activities.

Why us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We're here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families - the UK's work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.


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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