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Land Ceptor System Engineer

Up to £50,000 DOE
Closing date
21 Dec 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/Level: Up to 50K 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)
  • Parental benefits including up to 26 weeks full pay for maternity, paternity, adoption, neonatal and shared parental leave
  • 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.

The Opportunity:

Discover a world of innovation....we are currently looking for a Platform Data Link Terminal (PDLT) System Engineer who is passionate about technology and eager to be a part of delivering cutting-edge radio-frequency sub-systems for various platforms, including land, sea, and air.

This is more than just a job. It's a chance to immerse yourself in the forefront of European weapon systems design, contribute to creating high-performance, secure and reliable products that our customers trust.

As a PDLT System Engineer, you will work in a multidisciplinary team across the whole systems engineering / project lifecycle. Your role will be diverse, exciting, and rewarding, involving:
  • Requirement analysis, validation, and verification as part of the system engineering activities.
  • Ensuring product delivery (hardware and software), and managing build standard certification.
  • Utilising IBM DOORS and applying Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) techniques with IBM Rhapsody for the specification of updates to PDLT design, requirements, and test cases. ( Don't worry, we've got you covered with training and development support ).
  • Creating and reviewing engineering documentation.
  • Supporting various datalink terminal and network communication programmes at different stages of maturity.
  • Collaborating with project managers/planners for updating plans and forecasting spend/labour.
  • Leading work packages within a small team, giving you a clear path and opportunities for career progression.

What we're looking for from you:
  • A strong understanding of the system engineering process (including system specification, system integration, and test and qualification).
  • Proven experience in product delivery and hardware and software configuration management.
  • Ability to lead and coordinate across multiple functional domains such as software, hardware, modelling, and test.
  • Proactive approach, eagerness to learn new tools and processes, and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Flexibility to support export, new business, and research activities when required.
  • Outstanding communication skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Team player approach and positive collaborative behaviours.
  • An Engineering degree or equivalent.

  • An understanding of System Engineering Process (including System Specification, System Test and Integration, Requirement Management).
  • Experience of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) using SysML and UML, preferably with Rhapsody.
  • Prior experience in the Defence domain.

"Sounds like the role for you? Apply now for this great opportunity to join an exciting project!".

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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6 Hills way
United Kingdom

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