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TP15 Seeker Head of Performance and Modelling

Closing date
23 Feb 2023

Job Details

Together. For the future of defence.

Salary: Circa £44,000 + dependent on experience + bonus + benefits

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working - such as 4 days per week on site, 1 day from home with flexibility in working hours

The opportunity:

We are looking for an experienced Systems Engineer, with strengths in algorithm development and team leadership to join a growing seeker team on the Future Cruise Anti-Ship Weapon (FC/ASW) programme.

Through your leadership, the seeker team will develop algorithms to deliver the required seeker functionality. You will get involved in developing seeker modelling, defining systems studies, and bringing algorithms through their full life cycle - including auto-coding on cutting-edge hardware.

You will have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of other activities within the programme including support to field trials and lab testing. There are numerous progression and development opportunities available, as well as interaction with stakeholders across a dynamic multi-national engineering team.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Be a confident team leader by managing a multimillion pound Work Package Manager for Seeker Modelling
  • Lead the technical development and maintenance of the Seeker algorithmic performance on cutting-edge hardware. Bring your experience and insights to accelerate development.
  • To bridge any cultural and physical gaps between different specialist skill group to deliver coherent and complete performance models
  • Identify and advocate resourcing needs to the senior programme leader for the seeker and manage the Seeker Modelling team to success
  • Support the function in evaluating and pro-actively improving your team. Also build your team through successful hiring of high-performing individuals.
  • Deputise for senior leadership when appropriate and represent the overall seeker team when required
  • Identifying studies that demonstrate the algorithm is fit for purpose and identifying future changes required as a result of any deficiencies
  • Encouraging innovation - for example improved agile methods, process improvements, and use of machine learning / AI in the products
  • Share best practise across the programme and function, with a remit to challenge design and processes in order to the meet the ambitious FC/ASW programme where, "schedule is king"

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.   

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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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