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Lead Electronics Design Engineer

Up to £60,000 DOE
Closing date
25 Mar 2023

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MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.

Salary: Up to £60k, 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 2-3 days onsite, 2-3 days working from home.)

The opportunity:

Are you passionate about Electronics? Do you love working as part of a great team? Do you enjoy leading others through technical challenges to achieve a collective goal? Then this role is for you!

An exciting opportunity within MBDA has materialized for an Electronics Design Engineer to technically lead the development and delivery of complex and technologically advanced electronic products.

You will be working as an integral part of the business in the Electronics Engineering department, where you will be responsible for leading the technical design, development, proving and integration of the missile subsystems that play a critical role in the defence of our sovereignty.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Ideally a degree (or equivalent) in Electronic Engineering or related discipline
  • Extensive experience of Electronics Hardware Design from concept through to production; preferably including the integration of firmware and software.
  • Experience of EMC and Environmental proving and qualification
  • Excellent analytical and problems solving skills combined with knowledge and experience of a wide range of electronic technologies and products
  • Demonstrable skills in the authoring of key technical documentation and reports

We're looking for an experienced Electronics Engineer who has worked across all phases of the product development lifecycle and who is tenacious and driven to achieve. You will be someone who builds trust and creates strong relationships that pave a smooth path in complex environments, and who isn't afraid to step in to help ensure our commitments are delivered.

You will need to be self-starter who is motivated by a job well done; is diligent, focused and understands the challenges associated with working in a complex organization that delivers high-reliability products.

As the Lead Electronics Design Engineer, you will be interfacing with many stakeholders to ensure our designs meet the needs of our customers' technical and environmental requirements and our equipment is delivered on time, on cost and on quality. You will have the opportunity provide guidance to less experienced engineers seeking technical advice, and will play a crucial role in design reviews - acting as the Design Authority, where required.

From your first day with us, you will be welcomed into a friendly and supportive environment. We are a team of passionate and committed individuals who are always happy to provide advice and support. We will also seek to learn from the experience you bring to MBDA, ensuring the continuous improvement of our processes, services and products.

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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6 Hills way
United Kingdom

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