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Part Time - Weapon System Design Engineer

Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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MBDA is a leading defence organisation that is proud to support our Armed Forces in protecting our nations. We collaborate with governments to achieve a shared goal of defending our freedom.

What we can offer you:
  • Company bonus (prorated based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Paid overtime (depending on level)
  • Up to 15 days flexi leave (prorated/depending on level)
  • 25 days annual leave (prorated/plus holiday purchase)
  • Possible relocation available
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and more
  • 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.

These roles are permanent and part time for 21 hours or more per week (minimum 3 days)

Exciting opportunities within MBDA's Weapon System Design Division!

The opportunity:

Are you interested in designing and commissioning hardware and software for cutting-edge missile and weapon systems? MBDA's Weapon System Design division is looking for skilled engineering professionals to join our team and help us push forward our technology objectives.

As a member of our team, you'll have the opportunity to work with a range of platform providers in the Land, Air, and Naval spheres to integrate our weapons and ensure that our front-line users have the tools, products and information they need to face ever-increasing and ever-changing threats.

Within System Analysis we have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. Our EDI vision is "System Analysis: A place where everyone succeeds as their authentic selves"

What we're looking for from you:

Within Weapon System Analysis we have a need for Engineers specialising in:
  • Network and Communications.
  • Cyber protection and certification.
  • Synthetic Environment and Simulation.
  • Algorithm design for mission planning and command and control, including AI techniques.
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics.

Whether you've gained your expertise in the defence industry, armed forces, government, or elsewhere, we want to hear from you!

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.



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