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Software Developer

Up to £60,000
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

Job Details


MBDA is a leading defence organisation. We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary:up to £60,000 (dependent on experience)

Software Developer

What we can offer you:
  • Bonus of up to circa £2,000
  • Pension contribution of up to 14%
  • Annual salary review
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 days flexi leave
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working - such as providing tools and equipment to allow remote working. However, onsite working for this role is expected to be typically 4 days per week.

The Opportunity!

The Manufacturing Intelligence and Support Group at Bolton is tasked with supplying and supporting many software products in our manufacturing facilities at both Bolton and Henlow sites. It is also in the process of expanding to incorporate the development of a new software product line (utilising some of the very latest software technologies) as well as addressing the wealth of new/additional work and alongside supporting existing legacy systems.

The team is therefore looking to grow from its current team of eight engineers to facilitate this expansion in a highly dynamic working environment.

What we are looking for from you:

A software developer who can work in a high-performing team and create strong working relations with others in the team and its customers. The successful candidate would:
  • Have a strong ability to write software in C / C++ and ideally C#.
  • Have previous experience working in an agile software development team.
  • Love problem solving.
  • Be a self-motivated, adaptable and competent software engineer.
  • Be an effective communicator and have an organised yet adaptable attitude.

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.

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 the 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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