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Communications Network Integration Specialist

up to £55,000 depending on experience
Closing date
27 Sep 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: Circa £55,000 (depending on experience)

What we can offer you:
  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (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
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 days flexi leave
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and more
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

Hybrid working pattern: Predominantly onsite

Do you want to join a dynamic team of engineers and contribute to the success of MBDA's Network Communications Department? If yes, then we have an exciting opportunity for you!

The opportunity:

We are looking for an experienced Communications Network Engineer to join our team and play a key role in the integration of communications network aspects of our Weapon Systems. You will be responsible for ensuring the accurate operation of the network(s) prior to full system integration and acceptance, thereby speeding up the weapon system integration and set to work processes.

You will be the key point of contact for the Project team on resolving issues associated with communications and network integration. You will also be responsible for providing a network diagnostic capability for a range of network technologies using different diagnostic/analysis tools.

The successful candidate will also support the integration of weapon systems into our customers' platforms and networks during commissioning, test, and acceptance.

What we are looking for from you:

  • •Communications network practitioner experienced across all layers of the OSI model.
  • •Experience supporting wired and wireless networks, firewall administration, designing and implementing LAN/WAN architectures, and network implementation and commissioning.
  • •Significant experience in investigating network issues, including fault finding, diagnosing root cause of issues, and determining appropriate resolution of identified issues.
  • •Excellent analytical and report writing skills, with experience of researching, evaluating, and recommending solutions to issues.
  • •Understanding of communication security architectures and equipment.
  • •Proven understanding and awareness of communication protocols, specifically switching, routing, and security-related protocols.
  • •Organized, enthusiastic, pro-active, and motivated self-starter.
  • •Ability to adapt to changing priorities, program needs, and tasks.
  • •Good interpersonal skills.
  • •Excellent communication skills - verbal and written.
  • •Relevant Engineering or Science-based Degree (or equivalent).

  • •CCNA Routers & Switches / CCNA Sec (preferably CCNP).
  • •ITIL best practice.
  • •Experience in a variety of interfaces and protocols (Ethernet, 1553, 1394, DDS).
  • •Experience with network equipment from multiple vendors and the automation of tasks using scripting tools would be advantageous.
  • •Ability to plan, control, and deliver projects or work packages.
  • •Supporting the delivery of solutions to meet the customer's

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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