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Integration & Systems Validation Engineer

Closing date
1 Aug 2024

Job Details

Reporting to the Chief Systems Proving Engineer, the Integration & Systems Validation Engineer role will involve the completion of a range of activities required to integrate and test systems and subsystem equipment for the subsequent D&M phase.

Job Title: Integration & Systems Validation Engineer

Salary: Up to £45,000 depending on experience

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

Dynamic (hybrid) working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policy allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work. Typically for this role you will work 3-4 days per week on-site.

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 are looking for a proactive and committed Systems Proving Engineer to join the Integration and Systems Validation team in the Air Defence domain. We are looking for a broad-based Systems Proving engineer who will be able to:
  • Work with the systems engineering team and design teams to plan and execute trials.
  • Liaise with the systems engineering team and design teams to ensure adequate trials data is acquired and to investigate and resolve design issues.
  • Generate trials documentation
  • Prepare, deliver and follow up internal and external Trials Readiness Reviews
  • Conduct post trials data analysis and reporting
  • Conduct and/or support trials including
    • Laboratory based functional integration trials / system trials
    • Ground based trials
    • Generate a range of electrical tests and software proving tests to meet the Proving Requirements.
    • Carry out Functional Proving activities using Special To Type Test Equipment (SSTE) as well as able to carry out diagnostics using COTS Test Equipment (DMM, Oscilloscopes etc), able to fault find to component level.
    • Support Environmental Testing programmes including carrying out BIT test and collation of Trials conduct Reports
    • Support a range of ground trials within compatibility testing labs (including PAS tests) and trials sites
    • Generation and monitor Non-Conformances within SAP.
  • In addition, the candidate will assist with:
    • Lab Management responsibilities (e.g. maintain risk assessments, asset management, host audits, maintain lab safety etc.)
    • Maintaining hardware and software configuration control
    • Maintain and control calibrated items and deployed Test equipment.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Experience of working in the following environments:
    • System Integration
    • Design Proving and Trials
    • System and subsystem Integration
    • BIT Test and Pass Out Test
    • System assessment and acceptance
    • Design Verification
    • Electronic design/test
  • Knowledge of MIL-STD-1553

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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), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_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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