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IT Project Manager (SE Environments)

up to 65,000
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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

IT Project Manager (Software Engineering Environments)

Salary: up to £65,000 (doe) + bonus + benefits

Hybrid working pattern : Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working. This role is mostly office based, but there are opportunities to work from home (split is roughly 4 days a week in the office, 1 day at home)

The opportunity:

We are looking for a bold individual that enjoys a challenge!

This role will involve a large remit to modernise and support the Infrastructure, network and environments critical to the success of software delivery within MBDA. Software Engineering have their own dedicated environment which needs to be led, modernised and governed, meeting modern security demands. This will be achieved through working with our internal customers and running projects from conception to delivery.

The role is not a ‘ hands-on and expected to be fiddling with individual machines ' type role. The Environments Manager will be expected over time to align our environments (network & infrastructure) with the future direction of Software Engineering and the wider business.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Experience having run large enterprise IT projects previously
  • Worked closely with other customers when delivering large IT projects
  • Do you have an understanding of Software development needs within a network?
  • An understanding of network security being applied to an enterprise network
  • Experience of implementing and maintaining network governance policies

Nice to have but not crucial!
  • An understanding of delivering into on-prem cloud type infrastructure
  • Worked with delivery of infrastructure directly benefitting software engineering teams
  • Experience with cloud technologies
  • Experience of ITSM software and its benefit

What to expect:
  • Become the owner for Software Engineering (SE) IT projects, responsible from project creation to delivery.
  • Gathering of requirements for future projects from within Software Engineering
  • Working to keep Software Engineering environments relevant and suitable to SE needs
  • Work with Software teams to derive requirements for environment needs and turn into projects
  • Evolution of Software Engineering environments to stay relevant and providing a crucial up to date capability for SE
  • Work with IM (corporate IT) and InfoSec to deliver the Software engineering environment projects
  • Ownership and responsibility for the evolution of the Software Engineering network moving from a traditional network to an internal on-prem cloud based development network.
  • Digitisation and implementation of efficient workflows, governance and policy processes within SE
  • Be the voice of SE when interacting with the wider business on environments, able to influence and articulate SE needs.
  • Working with the Labs team to ensure compliance of our labs critical to software delivery.
  • Having a well-rounded understanding and reporting of all projects that are driven by Software or effect software.

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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