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Systems Engineer - GNSS

up to £55,000 depending on experience
Closing date
2 Feb 2023

Job Details


Salary: up to £55,000 based on experience + bonus scheme

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

The opportunity:

Want to work for growing team with the motivation to excel and a good team spirit? Where you will have the opportunity to apply your experience and passion for navigation sensor technologies to support the development and production of some of the most advanced missile systems in the world? If so, keep reading!

Navigation sensors are a critical technology for missile systems and therefore the team has frequent exposure to high-profile, fast-paced projects with rewarding opportunities. The team is very closely linked with the navigation sensors team in MBDA France with associated regular travel opportunities.

You will carry out specification and assessment of navigation sensors including GNSS receivers, antennas and AEU's. You will monitor supplier and technology roadmaps to identify cutting edge future technology for investment, support sub assembly and equipment assessment trials, and undertake research activities as part of an international team.

This role offers you the opportunity to: be part of a successful team working to develop new and innovative solutions to address complex customer requirements, develop expertise in navigation sensors, take on a key role in several multi-national research programmes, as well as the chance to challenge yourself technically.

What we're looking for:
  • A technical background and experience in electronic engineering disciplines or physics
  • Knowledge of RF would be advantageous
  • Modelling skills including proficiency with tools such as MATLAB and/or Simulink

The ability to gain an understanding of the following:
  • A detailed understanding of all aspects of GNSS functionality, multi-constellation technology and system integration.
  • Detailed knowledge of receivers, AEU (antenna electronics units) and CRPA's
  • GNSS system chain performance & integration challenges
  • GNSS jamming and spoofing experience

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 clearance


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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