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Algorithms Engineer

£45,000 to £65,000 doe
Closing date
27 Jul 2024

Job Details


As an Algorithms Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work on advanced technologies and create solutions in the field of Radio Frequency (RF) Seekers!

Job Title: Algorithms Engineer

Salary: Circa £45,000 to £65,000 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:

We have a number of exciting opportunities for various levels of experienced Systems Engineers to join our growing Radio Frequency (RF) Seekers team. You'll be performing activities including algorithm development and systems studies.

This is an exceptional chance to be part of multiple Seeker programmes, including Future Cruise Anti-Ship Weapon (FC/ASW) and Meteor, and contribute to the development of Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESA) and highly integrated multi-mode sensors.

What makes this opportunity truly unique is the scope it offers for innovation and technical growth. You will have the chance to get involved in a variety of systems tasks, driving the technical scope of the programmes. As part of our specialist and diverse team, you will have many opportunities to develop your skills, and be fully supported in doing so. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about the industry and technology, and we are committed to helping you build a successful career while working with incredible technologies and products.

As part of the role, you will be involved in a number of activities including many of the following:
  • Develop algorithms and ensure they are fit for purpose
  • Conduct studies to identify any deficiencies and propose future changes
  • Collaborate with individuals from various areas of expertise
  • Integrate algorithms within complex Seeker models
  • Undertake system studies and performance analysis
  • Foster innovation, including the use of agile methods, process improvements, and machine learning/AI in our products

What we're looking for from you:

Essential experience:
  • Algorithm development
  • Identification, Planning and Running of investigations to inform systems design
  • Data analysis

Desirable experience, but not essential:
  • Knowledge of RF systems and digital signal processing
  • Technical report writing
  • Modelling and coding (significant experience of MATLAB and ideally Simulink)
  • Experience in forming hypotheses and creating the method to prove them.
  • Machine Learning and AI

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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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