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Systems Engineer - Electro Optical Modelling & Tools Engineer

Closing date
3 Feb 2023

Job Details


MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence

Salary:Up to 50k based on experience + Bonus +Benefits

Hybrid working pattern:Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.
The Opportunity:
We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Electro-Optical Seekers & Sensors Department as a Systems Engineer - Electro-Optical Modelling & Tools.

We are key in supporting MBDA's complex weapon programmes through the provision of specialist Electro-Optical support. Depending on the programme this will vary from specification and assessment through to delivery and support. We also lead and conduct industry-leading cutting-edge R&D activities to support future emerging programmes.

The work is broad, multifaceted, varied and dynamically changing. You will work within a highly skilled and experienced team that will support you in delivering our commitments. We will work with you to develop your skill, knowledge and experience, as well as supporting your professional development, all while ensuring a good work-life balance.

You will join our Modelling & Tools team, working with our internal experts and project leads to develop the mathematical models and tools needed to support the development of ground-breaking electro-optical sensors for our complex weapons.
What we're looking for from you:
  • A strong background in mathematical modelling and coding using tools such as MathWorks Matlab and Simulink.
  • Experience in model verification & validation, configuration control and release processes.
  • Strong logical and analytical skills to address the technical nature of the work.
  • Have a proven track record of on time delivery particularly in a dynamic working environment.
  • Able to engage with a broad range of partners and forge strategic technical relationships.
  • Be adaptable, self-starting and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
Desirable but not essential -
  • Experience in software product/app development and deployment.
  • Ability to lead teams and manage packages of work.
  • Understanding of Electro-Optical radiation, propagation and detection principles, in particular in the infra-red wave-bands.
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.


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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6 Hills way
United Kingdom

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