This job has expired

Software Engineer

Closing date
3 Dec 2022
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

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

Salary: up to £60,000 (doe) + bonus + benefits

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working, but please note that this role is currently site based.

Software Engineer (Launch Management and Data Link Software)

The opportunity!

We are seeking a Software Engineer to develop Launch Management Software and Data Link software for the current and next generation of Maritime and Ground Based Air Defence Systems. MBDA produce some of the most advanced missile defence systems in the world and we have to be at the forefront of innovative technologies, working practices, theory and delivery processes.

This role involves activities across the software engineering lifecycle, from discussing requirement change with the Systems team, all the way to being involved with qualification and software releases. The software development will be in Rhapsody/UML and Ada primarily, in both Windows and Linux environments. Exposure to the testing on the hardware and host based testing will also form part of the role.

We welcome applications from those with experience in other languages, as we have found that these tools are easily mastered by capable software engineers with effective training; help and support will be provided if needed.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Do you have a passion for software and its successful deployment in modern systems? This is a very hands-on role and requires the continued design and development of the Launch Management and Data Link Software Product Line architectures, and the instantiations for future products supporting the development of safe, secure and reliable products that our customers can rely on.
  • The role requires a strong background or keen curiosity about application level software, its realisation and system wide impact.
  • An ability to work across the entire software development process from engaging with requirement authorities to automated target integration and proving, supported with effective documentation.
  • Software engineers that can bring experience of new tools, techniques and approaches that might enable us to evolve our processes to improve our efficiency and sustainability.

What to expect:
  • You will be working with people and technologies at the forefront of European missile systems design, supporting the development of safe, secure and reliable products, which our customers can rely on.
  • Our teams develop software used in the most advanced weapon systems in the world within a critical and influential Software Engineering Directorate; part of a large progressive and adaptable company.
  • We apply small, focused teams of engineers to sophisticated problems, giving the opportunity to work with a dedicated group of expert software, systems and electronics engineers.
  • We maintain an impactful team culture!

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 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.   

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.



Find Us
6 Hills way
United Kingdom
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert