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Integration and Systems Validation Engineer

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3 Nov 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.

Salary:Up to £48,000 dependent on experience + bonus + benefits

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working

An opportunity has arisen to join the Sparkworks RF Directed Energy Weapons and Low Observability (Stealth) Integration and Systems Validation Team due to an increasing workload.

The role involves providing a world leading and business winning trials and testing capability to the UK MoD.

You will be involved in the whole lifecycle of a multitude of differing projects, typically running for only a year or two at a time. Whilst the primary focus is testing of hardware, a lot of work is involved is getting to the point of testing.

Agreeing testing requirements, producing planning and safety documentation, developing & building test hardware and report writing all form part of the job as well as the trial conduct itself. During the trial, as the Trials Lead, you will be responsible for the trial conduct as well as the health and safety of all personnel during these activities.

The test phases also vary in size, from small screened room tests in Filton to offsite (UK and overseas) multi week deployments.

Each team member also has a secondary role to do with maintaining and evolving our world leading testing capability.
What we're looking for from you:
  • Ideally, but not essential, you will have electronic design experience.
  • An understanding of trials processes.
  • An understanding of trials safety management and processes.
  • An appreciation of the verification and validation process delivering the programme in accordance with the DVP.
  • Ability to work in a flexible manner to deal with adapting programme milestones and timescales.
  • For this role, candidates must be willing to undertake the DV (Developed Vetting) security clearance process.

What's in it for you?
  • Interesting and exciting work, giving you the opportunity to work on some truly innovative and world-class technology
  • Frequent opportunities to gain visibility for you and your work at the highest level both inside and outside the company
  • Excellent training opportunities in a broad range of relevant subjects; achieved through formal training courses and/or on-the-job training

Join a great team!

Undertaking this role you would be joining a dynamic, diverse, passionate team responsible for the development, integration and testing of our future business & world leading technologies. You will work with skilled, supportive and motivated colleagues, with a drive to deliver future technologies and a desire to see them benefit defence.

You will have access to in-house expertise to supplement and grow your knowledge, with opportunities for both domestic and international travel. You will also have opportunity to contribute to wider activities, supporting senior management with high-level VIP visits and demonstrations.
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.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please Note:MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role. In this case this is Developed Vetting (DV)


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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