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Sea Ceptor Systems Lead (Security)

Up to £57,000 DOE
Closing date
26 Oct 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 £57,000 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)
  • Possible relocation available
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and more
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

Working Pattern

MBDA operates ‘Dynamic Working', a hybrid working system that allows employees to balance time between office working and home working. Note this role involve periods of working with highly classified material that can only be accessed when office working.

The Role

MBDA is looking for an experienced systems engineer to lead the security design of the Sea Ceptor weapon system.

Sea Ceptor is a very successful, innovative, high profile maritime air defence system that is in-service with the Royal Navy and export customers. Security accreditation must be maintained in order to support continuing export sales and obsolescence issues.
Job Description
The role is responsible for the security design of the Sea Ceptor weapon system. The System Lead for Security is the main point of contact between the Weapon Systems Team, MBDA SMEs, MoD and other partners. The Systems Lead is responsible for:
  • Maintaining a good working relationship with the security partner community including MoD.
  • Initial technical assessment of security issues when they arise.
  • Coordination with MBDA SMEs to respond to any issues and technical oversight of their resolution.
  • Facilitating security meetings.
  • Tasking of the MBDA InfoSec team.
  • Facilitating annual security reviews.
  • Updates to security documentation.
  • Providing technical oversight of system and sub-system requirements, design documentation, interface specifications, and verification and certification activities.
  • Co-ordinate inputs to support security re-accreditation including RMADS and support of MoD DART (Defence Assurance Risk Tool) submission.
  • Supporting export security clearances for Sea Ceptor equipment.
  • Supporting the generation of Trials Security Instructions (TSI) and obtaining MoD approvals.
  • Delivering Sea Ceptor security briefings.
  • Estimation of MBDA support costs for export security related matters.
  • Review and maintenance of Sea Ceptor local security processes and procedures.
  • Working in the Weapon Systems Team in a general System Engineering capacity.
What we're looking for
  • Awareness of Assured Capability.
  • System Engineering background with an ability to understand hardware / software interactions.
  • Good interpersonal and influencing skills, essential to working as part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team.
  • An appreciation of the Systems Engineering lifecycle including; Requirement elicitation, Identifying and managing key design drivers, Verification processes including certification.
  • Experience of managing technical work package delivery.
  • Ability to work proactively and flexibly; responding quickly when programme priorities change.
  • Awareness of IBM RTC & DOORS would be beneficial.

What's in it for you?

The role will provide exposure to a wide variety of partners and requires an experienced System Engineer experienced with working across all parts of the Systems Engineering lifecycle.

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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