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Systems Engineer - Architecture & Requirements

£40,000 to £50,000
Closing date
16 Feb 2023

Job Details

Salary: £40,000 to £50,000 dependent on experience + bonus + benefits
Hybrid working pattern : Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working

The opportunity:

MBDA are at the forefront of the one of the most exciting and challenging programmes within Defence - to design and deliver a Future Combat Air Systems (FCAS) / Tempest for the RAF and international partners in record time. This is your opportunity to be at the heart of this once in a generation, transformational initiative.

The FCAS Acquisition Programme is currently in a concept stage and MBDA are shaping the FCAS Systems-of-System (SoS) in order deliver an integrated sixth generation capability that will enable operational advantage decades into the future. As part of this, you will get to understand Weapon Effects Domain concepts, the key enabling technologies, and how these will integrate into FCAS.

You will be part of a high performing, cohesive, multi-disciplinary team (includes Human Factors, Safety, Security, Software, Systems that is openly learning from one another. Your curiosity and willingness to learn will be fostered by a team that has a breadth of different levels and areas of experience. This motivated and self-organising team is committed to value-driven delivery and strives for continual improvement.

What could you achieve:
  • Define a 6th generation combat air-systems capability for the Effects Domain.
  • Develop an architecture that realises integrated MBDA products and services within the Future Combat Air System (FCAS).
  • An understanding of FCAS & TEMPEST as a capability, Systems-of-Systems, Product or Service.
  • Work across multiple internal MBDA activities and collaborated with industry partners (UK & International).
  • Understand how MBDA products and services influence future operational tactics and challenges in combat-air.
  • Work as part of a team embracing agile ways of working that incrementally improves our ways of working.

What we're looking for from you:

We have a number of roles and opportunities, so we are interested in individuals that have prior experience or a passion to develop in the following areas:
  • Systems Engineers that will drive robust development approaches from cradle to grave, developing Design for X (DfX) strategies (Cost, Quality, Safety, Security, HFI Certification etc.) and ensuring these are embedded in the overall systems design
  • Systems Thinkers that will look at end-to-end mission, operational and non-operational problems in order to influence holistic concepts, solutions and trade studies.
  • Systems Architects that develop candidate architecture and analyse them to provide robust, resilient solutions for various competing stakeholder.
  • Requirements Engineers that capture user needs, define what products and services must provide, and manage these throughout the systems design.

You would be joining a team that embraces model-based approaches and new ways of working, so a growth mindset will be key to your success in your role.

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 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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