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Weapon System Architect

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
up to £55,000
Closing date
21 Sep 2023
Reference
R07484-mbda-stevenage-6-hills-way-stevenage-steven

Job Details

Stevenage

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: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.

The opportunity:

Weapon System Architect - Future Cruise / Anti Ship

We are looking for a Weapon System Architect to provide knowledge and expertise to an exciting multi-national programme which has just entered the Assessment phase. We need to develop The successful candidate will develop the System-of-System/System architecture in order to maintain coherence across the design of our Missile, Mission System and Launcher Products and the equipment therein, plus their integration on multiple platforms.

The architect successful candidate will be an analytical system thinker, able to develop and communicate concepts and architectures. They will identify, engage and influence internal and external stakeholders, instigate and drive trade studies and system development activities and provide top level direction to the subsystem architects. In summary, they will play a significant role in the technical direction and strategy of the products within this programme.

Whilst you will be focussed on a single (but diverse) programme, you will be joining a broader, growing team of highly skilled people working across the breadth of MBDAs current and future products. The department is focussed on growing and developing a team of excellent System Architects. This is a small but experienced team focussed on technical solutions and setting the right design principles with new projects.
What we're looking for
  • Analytical Systems thinkers able to develop and communicate new concepts and architectures
  • Experience of developing complex systems, ideally in defence.
  • Knowledge of Sea and/or Air platforms and Weapon System integration
Here's what's in it for you
  • Opportunity to develop a high level system architecture and influence the programme across Sea and Air domains
  • Opportunity to grow and develop a broad skill & knowledge base
  • You will get to work with multiple technical and business functions
  • You will have the opportunity to work across various areas of a diverse and distributed Weapon System, covering a variety of subsystems from assessment phase maturity through to full-scale development
  • Input to wider capability improvement through Research and Development

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.
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Company

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.

 

 

Company info
Website
Telephone
01438754500
Location
6 Hills way
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1 2DA
GB

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