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Senior Java Software Engineer

Closing date
21 Sep 2023

Job Details

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.

Salary: Up to £70,000 depending on experience

We are looking for a number of people, so this position can be full time/part time/term time working.

What we can offer you:
  • Bonus of up to 21% of base salary
  • 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 much more...
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role

Due to the nature of the role, this position is an onsite opportunity.

The opportunity:

Senior Java Software Engineer (Mission Planning & Control - Bristol Onsite)

We are looking for experienced senior Java software engineers to join a dynamic team delivering innovative solutions exploiting a wide portfolio of software technologies. We develop and support a wide variety of software products including front-end graphical user interfaces, backend server and application level business logic across a broad range of our products.

Our software engineers are working on the next generation of mission planning and control software products delivering solutions for some of the most capable defence systems in the world. We are committed to developing careers and skillsets by supporting our engineers' personal development whilst ensuring that a healthy work/life balance is maintained!

What we're looking for from you:

You'll be comfortable working across projects using different technologies, lifecycle approaches and stakeholder interactions. We are looking for you to have experience in desktop/server application level Java application and some of the other listed areas. If you do not currently have these, please do not let this stop you from applying as they represent a great opportunity for growth and development.
  • Desktop and Server application level Java using technologies such as JavaFX, non-SQL databases and web services on Linux or Windows secured operating systems.
  • Windows and/or Linux administration
  • DevOps and Virtualisation
  • Working within teams with ability to operating autonomously
  • Working across the software development lifecycle from requirements to testing and integration and delivery
  • Knowledge of agile and adaptive software development practices.

Our Business:

We value new perspectives, collaboration, and diversity. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.

We encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process.

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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