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Product Lead - Safety Systems and Telemetry Equipment Team

Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Join our dynamic team and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of safety systems and telemetry products at MBDA. As a key member, you'll spearhead innovative proposals for architectural solutions across a diverse product range.

Job Title: Product Lead - Safety Systems and Telemetry Equipment Team

Salary: Up to £65,000 plus bonus and benefits depending on experience

Location: Stevenage (We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role)

Dynamic (hybrid) working: Where possible a blended approach to on-site and remote working, depending on business needs. Typically, this could be 1 days per week on-site and 4 days remote working. This role could be full time or part time, 4 or 5 days per week. We are flexible and accommodating. We can also consider term-time and/or compressed hours working patterns.

Security Clearance: British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship

Restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may 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.

The opportunity:

This role offers a fantastic opportunity to join our highly skilled and dynamic team where you can be at the forefront of influencing MBDA's future safety systems and telemetry products.

The purpose of the Safety Systems and Telemetry Product Lead is to own the definition and delivery of product strategies. The role must influence future project roadmaps, policies and technical standards, ensuring compliance with wider Generic Missile/Systems Architecture (GMA/GSA) strategies. Influence project and portfolio decisions, ensuring our products remain cost effective, deliverable and meet the capability requirements of our future customers (domestic and export).

Working to an agreed product line strategy, you will lead and shape new proposals for architectural solutions to the point of acceptance by Project and Delivery Team across a diverse product range.

You'll have the opportunity to:
  • Influence programmes and future projects to adopt the product line approach to development
  • Collaborate with stakeholders both in the UK and Internationally
  • Connect multiple programmes and business functions to deliver to a common goal and identify future opportunities
  • Challenge established processes and "this is how we've always done it" mentality
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with academia, SME's and potential suppliers

This is a delivery focused multifunctional team tasked with design, development and qualification of technically complex, safety critical products for missile proving and series production. We have an unequalled reputation for use of modularity and re-use principles to reduce cost and schedule and risk.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Experience in the design and development of electronics, preferably in the defence industry. With the ability to understand the technology and its potential uses. This role requires someone that can think beyond the ‘here and now' and understand how our products can evolve in the future to meet the company and customer's needs.
  • Strategic thinker with strong influencing skills across peer groups and into senior management, both within the UK and International partners.
  • Demonstrated experience of defining product strategies and road maps as well as shaping new proposals for architectural solutions to acceptance.
  • Ability to write clear and concise engineering documentation and present to all levels of the business.

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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.

What we can offer you:
  • Company Bonus: Bonus of up to 21% of base salary
  • Pension: maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • 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.
  • Facilities: Fantastic site facilities including subsidised meals, free car parking and much more...
  • Training and Development: Excellent career progression, training and career development opportunities

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.


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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