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RF Systems Lead Engineer

Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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Together. For the future of defence.

Salary:Up to £53,000 plus 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 amount of home working available varies depending on both the security classification of specific tasks, and on any task based requirements to use specialist onsite facilities.
The opportunity:
Are you an experienced RF Systems Engineer? If so this exciting role within our growing Data link Systems organisation here at MBDA which provides a world leading missile data link capability could be just for you!

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an RF Systems Lead Engineer, to join the team. Responsible for leading engineering work on a weapons system product program, collaborating with both suppliers and customers, and providing technical leadership for junior RF systems engineers.
This will include:
  • Managing external suppliers with procurement team support
  • Technical leadership of junior engineers
  • Systems design
  • Requirements definition and management
  • Leading design reviews across the product lifecycle
  • Leading all aspects of the transition of development hardware into production
  • Leading technical investigations
  • Work package scheduling

We are able to consider candidates looking for a flexible working pattern within these roles.
What we're looking for from you:
You'll have an understanding of RF technology, at minimum at a systems level. Ideally you will be degree qualified in a STEM subject. You will have a strong background in systems engineering across the full product life cycle together with experience of managing suppliers. Customer facing skill are also highly desirable.

You'll have the ability to work autonomously within a multi-skilled team with a good understanding and dedication to achieving project goals. You should also have experience in performing technical investigations, providing problem assessments, and proposing design solutions within a culture of innovative thinking.
What to expect:
This is a rapidly developing product area within MBDA, with many exciting opportunities to work on both new and established products.

Our teams have a common goal for the delivery of product design solutions that meets the customer's requirements to the schedule and cost agreed. You'll be able to significantly contribute to meeting the expectations of both MBDA and the customer.

Our projects offer you the opportunity to work with a specialist team developing and managing technically challenging technology within MBDA.

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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