This job has expired

Technical Specialist Systems Design Airborne Systems

Up to £60,000 DOE
Closing date
5 Jul 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

What we can offer you:
  • Company bonus of up to 21% (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Annual salary review
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and more
  • Possible Relocation available
  • 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; typically 2 to 3 days per week on site.

An opportunity has arisen in the growing System Design Airborne Systems (SDAS) Function for a number of Technical Specialist roles. The purpose of these roles is to deploy and transfer specialist technical skills across the function and wider in support of the delivery of airborne systems capability. The successful candidate will be placed at the forefront integration activity where they will be required to work closely with a number of enthusiastic and multi-disciplined internal and international teams across industry and government groups.

What are we looking for?

We are looking to strengthen the technical depth within SDAS by deploying technical specialists to support and develop engineers within the SDAS Function.

You will experienced within your specialism and will be qualified to degree level or equivalent.

This is a deeply technical role, you will currently be recognised as specialist in your area of expertise and will have expertise in one or more of the following:
  • Application of Model Based Systems Engineering MBSE
  • Interface Definition, Design and Control (interpreting and supporting development of Mil-Std-1760 and Mil-Std-1553
  • Live Virtual Constructive Techniques
  • Weapon System Architecting [Influencing both Missile and Platform Architecture]; Knowledge of Platform architectures

You will have a proven track record of working autonomously and will technically represent MBDA externally.

Knowledge and experience of the wider airborne systems domain is desirable but there is an opportunity to gain this experience for the right candidate.

What's in it for you?
  • You will be a key instigator and contributor to the technical development of tools methods and processes with SDAS - defining Functional Improvements activities within their domain and then delivering them.
  • Develop and maintain their necessary technical expertise and support the development of the expertise of the team in their domain.
  • The opportunity to technically influence partners in MBDA UK, across MBDA NatCos, and with the MoD customers in DE&S, Dstl as required by the assigned programmes.
  • The opportunity to develop relationship with technical specialists in suppliers and Platform Design Organisations such as BAE Systems, Boeing, General Atomics, HAL, SAAB etc.

The Role

  • This is a deeply technical role that will contribute to the technical development of tools methods and processes with SDAS
  • It provides the opportunity for a specialist to work within the growing System Design Airborne Systems
  • It provides the opportunity to work with other MBDA NatCos, DE&S, Dstl and with Platform Design Organisations e.g. BAE Systems, Boeing, General Atomics, HAL, SAAB etc.

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 Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.


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.



Find Us
6 Hills way
United Kingdom

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert