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System Performance Engineer

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
2 Nov 2022
Reference
R05555-stevenage
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Stevenage

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

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working
Bristol or Stevenage
We are looking for someone to join the System Performance team on a complex and interesting project, which is entering the Assessment Phase, a 3-year period during which the concept is to be refined to a point at which it can be progressed to design and manufacture.

System Performance is an essential part of the system design and a key indicator as to whether the design is suitable.

The role of a System Performance Engineer is to carry out technical studies on missile performance and survivability. Missile performance studies use models of the system to estimate key performance indicators such as range and terminal accuracy, among others. Survivability is a new domain within MBDA and studies the probability of success of a mission in advanced and contested environments.
The System Performance Engineer will:
  • Carry out technical studies into missile performance and survivability to help the project understand key trades and the impact of design choices
  • Develop a good understanding of how the wider system affects performance and the knock on impacts of changes to the design
  • Work with SMEs in Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Lethality, Guidance, Control & Navigation, Seekers (and others) to understand how each of these contribute to system performance
  • Work closely with the functional domain leads to clearly capture the impact of any changes to system functionality on performance
  • Report performance data in a clear and concise way in internal design reviews and external performance statements to customers
  • Work in an agile and close-knit team. The team works in 4-week sprints, the objectives of which are agreed by the team at the start of each sprint.
  • Present study conclusions and performance data to key partners including management and customers at the end of each sprint.
  • Use their knowledge at the technical working level to shape future studies. As the person closest to the working level, a System Performance Engineer will have a good understanding of how design choices affect performance and are in a good position to help guide the work done by the team
What we're looking for
  • Experience of model development or using mathematical models to assess system behaviour
  • Experience of data analysis using Matlab and Simulink (or similar)
  • Experience of capturing and presenting technical data.
  • Experience of configuration control of models

What's in it for you?
  • Tangibly shape the design of the next generation deep strike and anti-ship capability developed by MBDA
  • Opportunity to develop a network, internal and external to MBDA. This is an international project and offers the potential to work internationally with French colleagues and customers
  • Practical experience of Agile principles and supporting frameworks on a Project that is driving the new ways of working in the business
  • To work in a motivated and collaborative environment
  • Opportunity to develop technical skills across all parts of the missile system as well as experience in mathematical modelling.

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.

Company

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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Website
Telephone
01438754500
Location
6 Hills way
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1 2DA
United Kingdom
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