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Simulation & Software Professionals

Closing date
1 Aug 2024

Job Details


We have an exciting opportunity for a proactive and passionate Technical Project Lead / Engineering Manager, to join our Weapons Systems Simulation and Experimentation team.

Job Title: Simulation & Software Professionals

Salary: circa £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 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:

The team integrate real products, models and synthetic environments to provide visualisation, demonstrations, verification & validation as well as training capability and support.

The successful candidate will use an agile methodology to lead the delivery and development of simulation components for MBDA's weapons systems

You will guide a team of engineers, leveraging the advancement and exploitation of synthetic environments as a key enable for systems exploration and development. We use IEEE standards and military standards, to exploit a number of environments and visualisation tools to deliver.
  • Demonstrators (SE representations of weapon systems)
  • System Simulators (Operator in the Loop environments)
  • Emulators (early representations of systems to supporting integration and proving)
  • Training Simulators (User and Maintenance) ( demonstrations
  • Experimentation (Performance in context, system of systems)
  • We use agile scrum methodologies to develop real-time software components to simulate weapon systems, including the Integration of hardware to provide true representations of our systems.

What we're looking for from you:

We are looking for passionate projects leads, to head up all elements of a technical program, to support MBDA develop the latest weapon systems.

You will be responsible for a multidiscipline team, to deliver innovative solutions, whilst utilising the latest technologies, to support MBDA across the whole project lifecycle, using software and hardware to represent / simulate MBDA weapon systems.

We are looking for people who can deliver complex solutions, whilst balancing technical benefits, business costs and operational constraints.

Ideally, you will be able to demonstrate.
  • A proven record of accomplishment delivering software and or hardware solutions.
  • Project definition and management using agile principles (planning, milestones, critical path)
  • Excellent client facing and internal communication skills.
  • Stakeholder Influence and management.
  • Team leadership / people management
  • The ability to manage requirements and change. management
  • A proactive approach to managing and mitigating risks.

Interested? Apply now!

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: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.

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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