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Scene Generation Modelling Engineer

Circa £48K
Closing date
27 Jul 2024

Job Details


We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join our Electro-Optical (EO) Seekers & Sensors Department within our Synthetic Scene Generation Team, working as a Scene Generation Modelling Engineer.

Job Title: Scene Generation Modelling Engineer

Salary: Circa £43,000 - £50,000 depending on experience

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

Dynamic (hybrid) working: 3-4 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:

As a team we are responsible for supporting MBDA's complex weapon programmes, working with our Customers and Suppliers towards developing and integrating the next generation EO missile seekers. In order to succeed, we require a high fidelity test & modelling environment; this provides our missile team with all the real-world data they need to undertake the product design, development and acceptance process.

And this is where you come in... If you are the successful applicant, we will offer you the exciting challenge of developing real-world simulations and modelling tools to support our product development.

We use a variety of different software development and modelling tools, alongside ongoing support to you and hands on training to get you up to speed as quick as possible. However, we are working to broaden our toolset, to adapt to the future programme needs; joining the team now offers the chance for you to tackle a new tool and start to learn it together, with the rest of the team, and taking the lead on it should you want.

Our team is a small, multi-disciplinary team that support a range of scene generation activities, from synthetic scene creation, through to hardware testing and validation via experimentation and field trials. Whilst your role focusses on the software aspects, you will always have the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and experience in the broader team activities ... and any additional knowledge and previous experience that you bring with you will certainly make a huge impact!

What we're looking for from you:
  • Someone who is enthusiastic about using software packages to model real world environments. We value the need to be adaptable in using different tools to create different features and effects, as well as being creative to work around a problem, finding innovative solutions to keep us on track.
  • The role is technically focussed, so will require you to have a good working-level knowledge in how to run modelling packages, with some coding experience also desirable. Noting again that we would expect to provide you with training on our specific toolsets.
  • In addition to the technical aspects of the role, we are also looking for you to value commitment and integrity in delivering on time - as well as to cost and quality - so experience in, or a good appreciation of task package management is also highly desirable. We work across different projects and departments, and so value strong team spirit, and communication skills.

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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), X (@MBDA_UK), Instagram (MBDA_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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