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Hardware Test Verification Architect

Circa £55,000 DOE
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

Job Details


This is a fantastic opportunity for a self-driven individual to use their knowledge and expertise to implement a structured Test Philosophy for our current and future products.

This is a highly visible role, providing you with the opportunity to collaborate across and network with a wide range of different business areas.

Job Title: Hardware Test Verification Architect

Salary: Circa £55,000 depending on experience

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

Dynamic (hybrid) working: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working depending on 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:

This is a phenomenal and unique opportunity to experience a broader view of the development and manufacturing processes through interaction with multiple skills within MBDA for a given project and programme.

You will join a growing motivated, focussed and multi-disciplined team, where communication and the ethos to share information is key. You will join a team that is dedicated to improving the way it works, how it interacts with other functions; with a strong interest in the development of its people.

You'll lead the implementation of the Production Test Philosophy within a Programme including:
  • Definition of Test Equipment Requirements for the product.
  • Deployment of diagnostic strategies for production.
  • Verifying the Test Coverage of our current and future products to ensure they deliver the needs of our customers.
  • Collaborating with Manufacturing and Production Design Support teams for Production Test activities

As an expert in this domain, you will get the opportunity to share your subject knowledge with the wider project team and your peers.

What we're looking for from you:

  • Ideally degree qualified or suitable equivalent experience with demonstrable experience in or track record of Mathematics, Physics or Engineering fields.
  • Experience Awareness of Development and Production Test Techniques and implementation.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite with good communication Skills.

  • Knowledge of structured Model based System Engineering (MBSE) techniques.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of test strategies and Automated Test Equipment for new products.
  • Some experience of collaborating with Manufacturing Teams and Design teams.

If you don't meet all the aspects of the role, we will support you and provide you with training. There are opportunities to become a Team Leader within the department and great development opportunities in other departments and functions within MBDA.

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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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