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EO Seeker Systems Engineer

circa £45,000 to £55,000 doe
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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We are currently seeking a highly skilled and ambitious Systems Engineer to join our Electro-Optical (EO) Seekers and Sensors Department in Bristol or Stevenage

Job Title: EO Seeker Systems Engineer

Salary: Circa £45,000 to £55,000 depending on experience

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

Dynamic (hybrid) working: typically, 2 to 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:

As part of our team, you will have the chance to work on complex weapon programmes, providing specialist Electro-Optical design support. This role offers a unique chance to contribute to the specification, assessment, delivery, and support of our products. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to lead and participate in innovative R&D activities that shape the future of our industry.

What makes this opportunity exceptional is the broad and varied nature of the work. You will join a highly skilled team of experts who will support you in fulfilling your commitments. At MBDA, we are committed to your personal and professional growth, providing ongoing development opportunities while ensuring a healthy work-life balance.
  • Drive the technical direction of our products to meet challenging customer requirements
  • Engage and coordinate with wider specialist design teams and external entities
  • Ensure successful delivery of our commitments

What we're looking for from you:

Proven experience in systems engineering across the full lifecycle, including:
  • Requirements analysis, specifications and justification
  • System architecture design and modelling
  • System trade studies to inform design decisions
  • Technology maturation assessments and FMEA
  • Development of interface definitions
  • Systems proving, design assurance and certification

Additionally, any of the following would be advantageous (but not essential):
  • Knowledge of the physics and technologies involved in Electro-Optical systems
  • Practical application of systems engineering processes to develop complex products, defence/aerospace industry or high integrity systems experience ideal
  • Experience of model based engineering techniques, including SysML
  • Use of systems engineering tools (e.g. IBM DOORS Next, Rhapsody, etc)
  • Experience of managing engineering work packages to deliver value outcomes, including co-ordination of other engineering teams and subject matter experts
  • Managing collaborators, including customers or suppliers
  • Application of Defence, Military or other aerospace standards and design assurance processes is useful
  • Experience of working in AGILE teams and applying AGILE frameworks beneficial.
  • Knowledge of missile related technologies such as imaging, sensors, guidance, navigation, propulsion, datalinks, energetics, etc

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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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