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Lead Missile Test Architect

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
£60-65k
Closing date
17 May 2024
Reference
R20868

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 £60-65k depending on experience

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%
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • 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

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. Typically for this role you will work 2-3 days per week on-site.

The opportunity:

MBDA are looking for experienced test equipment/design for test engineers that want to use their knowledge in a Lead Test Architect Role. The role includes leading a small project team that is responsible for determining the projects TE and Testability of the missile. In this role, you will be reporting into the Chief Design Engineer and leading a team of approximately three other engineers.

The department is responsible for the test architecture of our missiles, specifying and analysing the missile built in test, specifying the production testing requirements and managing the specification and delivery of the missile test equipment.

What we're looking for from you:

The successful candidate will need to:
  • Provide technical leadership to all Test related issues on the project.
  • Manage the day to day delivery of the test team on that project.
  • Manage and assign the workload within the team ensuring the future workload forecast is accurate.
  • Manage the performance/development of individuals within their team including recruitment and onboarding of new starters.
  • Manage the time and attendance aspects of their team (holidays, overtime, timesheets, expenses etc).
  • Support the department head with recruitment of the right people into the team.

The successful candidate will be leading the project team that is responsible for:
  • Definition of the TE Technical Requirements and Statement of Work.
  • Managing the delivery of the TE from our internal TE design team and managing any TE Design trades.
  • Defining and implementing the project test strategy
  • Defining and implementing the project BIT architecture including coverage requirements, BIT timings and system level BIT routines.
  • Specifying the missile factory pass out testing used to ensure correct build of our product, supporting the manufacturing team with identifying the optimal test stages during production.
  • Specifying the in service test routines on our missiles.
  • Generating and managing compliance to the lower level test requirements placed upon design teams.
  • Analysing and modelling our system to understand the test coverage and generate diagnostic instructions.

Skillset/experience required:

Ideally educated to degree level with substantial experience of test, electrical or electronic engineering, ideally including at least one of the following:
  • Digital electronics and microprocessor systems.
  • Analogue electronics.
  • Electronics testing.
  • Test equipment design.

Good understanding of:
  • Experience in requirements capture.
  • Project management and planning.
  • Stakeholder management.

Other Attributes
  • Able to lead and develop a small project team.
  • Ability to influence stakeholders across the company.
  • Strong interpersonal and well developed communication skills (written & verbal).
  • Willingness to travel when required (UK and EU).

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 (@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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