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Electronic Engineer - Telemetry Design Specialist

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20 Dec 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.

Salary: Up to £55,000 DOE + Excellent Benefits + Bonus

MBDA has entered the next phase of its exciting evolution as a world-class European missile company. The growing workload within MBDA has now created an exciting opportunity within the Electronic Engineering function for a specialist engineer with capability and experience in design and development of telemetry systems and equipment.

As a member of the Electronics Engineering function, your involvement will span board level electronic design, prototyping, functional testing and sub-system level design, integration and validation. There is also an element of systems engineering and system integration in this role.

The role is active over the full breath of the Product Life Cycle from feasibility through transfer to Production and in service support. There will also be the opportunity to be involved in research and continuous improvement activities to enhance our Electronic Engineering capability for the future.

What we're looking for

We are looking for an electronics engineer with experience of telemetry systems and equipment, someone with a broad understanding of electronics who can lead the design of telemetry technical solutions.
  • Understanding of end-to-end telemetry system from the interfacing systems on the platform to ground station data analysis
  • Working knowledge of applicable standards
  • Appreciation of applicable cryptographic technologies and practices
  • Practical experience working with the underlying telemetry technologies and principles (RF, antennas, modulation schemes, test and measurement techniques, spectra utilisation, communications systems, data management etc.)

What's in it for you?

This role provides an opportunity to be an integral part of the development and delivery of complex and technologically advanced Electronic solutions. It is a unique opportunity to develop your technical skills, working with talented and motivated individuals, providing one of the best environments for personal development and career progression.

You will have exposure to the full lifecycle of development and delivery of telemetry systems along with the opportunity to work with trials teams on UK (and potentially international) ranges.

This role comes with the prospect of travel and offers the opportunity to work ng as part of an international team.

Our benefits

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

Join a great team!

The Electronic Engineering function is a friendly and supportive environment that encourages personal growth and career progression. Within the function, you will be working with other engineers who have a collective wealth of experience across a wide range technologies and products and are happy to share their knowledge to support one another, ensuring opportunities for improvement are identified and best practice is upheld.

The experience you bring will be met with enthusiasm and you will be encouraged to share your learning.

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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