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Chief Platform Integrator

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30 Oct 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.
Salary:Depends on experience + bonus + benefits
Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working-such as 2-3 days on site depending on business needs
The opportunity:
Reporting directly to the Chief Engineer, you will be the technical lead for the integration of a complex MBDA air-launched weapon system onto multiple UK and non-UK air platforms. The role requires working closely with; MBDA partners, the platform design organisations and customer community to support delivery of military capability to the end user.

You will responsible for developing and delivering the technical integration solution with the platform design authority and co-ordinating a range of SMEs both within MBDA and externally. You will support capability delivery, Design Certification, Release to Service of the integrated system and line manage a team of specialist System Engineers.
What we're looking for from you:
  • An appropriate Engineering Degree or Masters (or equivalent experience).
  • Demonstrated capability to lead a team in a complex engineering environment.
  • Knowledge of air launched weapons or relevant transferable experience in a related domain (e.g. Naval/ Land weapon systems, military aircraft systems, defensive systems etc.).
  • Good systems engineering background and willingness to adopt new methods of working.
  • Pro-active and be capable of working on their own initiative with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to work in a complex multi-stakeholder environment, sometimes with significant ambiguity.
  • Ability to see the bigger picture and know when to flex or adapt to the changing needs of respective missile and aircraft programmes.
  • Ability and confidence to undertake complex technical negotiations with a significant degree of autonomy.
  • Experience in producing Interface Control Documents.
  • Knowledge of Mil-Std-1760 and Mil-Std-1553.
  • Knowledge of Model Based Systems Engineering.
  • Experience in the defence sector in integration of systems onto fixed wing or rotary platforms.
What to expect:
We offer opportunities for career progression, 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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