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Software Project Leader

Circa £45,000 to £75,000 doe
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

Job Details


As a Software Project Leader, you will play a vital role in ensuring the success of our product certification, manufacturing output, and support activities!

Job Title: Software Project Leader

Salary: Circa £45,000 to £75,000 depending on experience

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

Dynamic (hybrid) working: typically, 3 to 4 days per week on-site, due to workload classification

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:

Join MBDA as a Software Project Leader (for Land and Maritime Environment Simulators) and play a crucial role in delivering our world-class missile systems. As part of the Simulation Software UK team, you will collaborate with colleagues across the business and other areas of Software Engineering to ensure a robust and timely test capability. You will be involved in the development and support of software packages that enhance the conformance and quality of our advanced MBDA UK product range.

Working in a dynamic and agile team, you will specialise in all aspects of test solution design, including software, hardware, simulation, and real-time systems. This role offers exceptional learning opportunities, allowing you to gain a comprehensive understanding of our entire product portfolio while embracing the latest DevOps and innovative technologies.
  • Act as the Software Design Authority, ensuring quality standards and processes are met while providing technical guidance and mentorship to the team.
  • Lead, empower, and draw the best from a team of individuals who consistently demonstrate strong work ethics and a growth mindset.
  • Collaborate with members of the Group to identify improvement opportunities and support their successful implementation.
  • Keep track of and communicate the project timeline, collaborating with the team to achieve important deadlines and prioritise tasks when necessary.
  • Generate monthly team workload forecasts.
  • Liaise directly with internal and external customers to ensure effective communication and alignment of objectives.
  • Have an awareness of allocated project budgets and ensure efficient utilisation of resources.
  • Support the creation of project and release documentation.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Proven experience as a technical software project lead.
  • Ability to build impactful teams and establish strong working relationships.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to influence and resolve conflicts.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to adapt to changing situations, with a passion for problem-solving.
  • Comfortable with change and a strong advocate for continuous improvement within a modern software development team.

Interested? Click Apply Now!

Our company:

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: Up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension: maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Overtime: opportunity for paid overtime
  • Flexi Leave: Up to 15 additional days
  • 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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