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Software Engineer

£50,000 to £65,000 (doe)
Closing date
22 Mar 2024

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 £50,000 to £65,000 depending on experience

What we can offer you:
  • Company bonus of up to circa £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 additional days flexi leave
  • Our enhanced parental leave offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and gym on site at Stevenage
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role

Dynamic (hybrid) working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policy allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work. Due to the nature of this role, you will typically work 4 to 5 days on-site.

The opportunity! Software Engineer

We have a great opportunity for a proactive and passionate Software Engineer to join our Simulation Software team in Stevenage, to be at the forefront of something new and innovative! You will have a direct impact on shaping the product and its future success. As an early member, you will have high visibility and the opportunity to build significant influence within the team and company.

The department provides a real-time environment, running simulations of the sub-systems to test the operation of the unit under test. The new product will allow the development of the simulations for existing and future projects.

You will be working within a collaborative, versatile, innovative team and surrounded by supportive and passionate team members.

What we're looking for from you:

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their experience / knowledge in the following areas:
  • You will have proven Software Development experience (modern C++) in a Linux Environment
  • A good practical knowledge of Multi-Threading, Design Patterns, SOLID principles and OOP
  • Familiarity with modern software testing and deployment practices such as TDD & CI/CD
  • Are you comfortable with all aspects of the software development lifecycle (planning, analysis, design, implementation, testing and deployment, maintenance)
  • An understanding of networking technologies, protocols e.g. TCP/IP, UDP, multicast and security principles

Desirable experience:
  • Experience with other OO languages such as C#, Java and / or Python
  • Modelling language; preferably UML
  • Experience of working on complex, distributed systems with Containerisation, including a knowledge of Kubernetes / Docker
  • It would be great to have some experience with Linux Kernel, Cryptography
  • You have worked within an agile development environment:
    • C++, GoogleTest, gRPC, CMake, Visual Studio, .NET 7/8
    • Jira, Gitlab, Gitlab CI, Docker, Kubernetes, Artifactory
  • Previously mentored and supported less experienced members of a team.

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. MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more...

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 (@MBDA_UK), 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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