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Head of RF Scene Generation

Closing date
27 Jul 2024

Job Details


A high-profile, exciting opportunity has arisen within the RF Seeker Division. The role is to lead the RF Scene Generation Product Line, supporting multiple programmes across Seeker Division and the Seeker, Datalinks & Sensors directorate. It's a great team to join with innovation at its heart.

Job Title: Head of RF Scene Generation

Salary: Circa £65,000depending on experience

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

Dynamic (hybrid) working: 3 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:

Scene Generation is an increasingly important part of the way we work in Seekers and Datalinks, supporting the wider strategy of developing missiles in a model based engineering approach. Scene generation within RF Seekers uses the Ray Synthetic Imaging Model (RaySIM) to define a high fidelity model of the real world. Using this tool allows us to support the benefits of reducing the need for firing trials and increasing the ability to test more use cases.

RaySIM is now being used to support multiple major programmes and to provide maximum benefit from the capability we are changing the way in we provide that support to a Product Line model. This will allow us to take maximum efficiency from the synergies available in working across the directorate.

This new role is to head-up the transition to the Product Line and take the Scene Generation organisation forward as its scope and influence increases. Day to day you'll be involved in co-ordinating deliverables associated with Scene generation, identifying future work, building and managing a team to transition from individual project support to full product line and promoting the benefits of scene generation both internally and externally.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Experienced Engineer with experience of leading high calibre engineers
  • Programme delivery experience
  • Energy, drive, and commitment
  • Prepared to travel, including overseas
  • A good understanding of Intellectual Property rules would be useful

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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: 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.

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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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