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Electronic Equipment Requirement Authority

up to £52,000 depending on experience
Closing date
1 Aug 2024

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Looking for your next challenge? Join MBDA, an industry leader in electronic weapon system development, as an Equipment Requirement Authority (ERA) for the Surface Launched Brimstone programme!

Job Title: Electronic Equipment Requirement Authority

Salary: Up to £52,000 depending on experience

Location: Stevenage or Bristol

Dynamic (hybrid) working: Typically this role will average 3 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:

The Equipment Requirement Authority (ERA) will contribute to immediate delivery of solutions in support of an export customer operating in the land domain.

As an ERA, you'll be reporting to the Weapon System Equipment Design Lead, ensuring compliance with hosting platform interfaces, and overseeing the technical validation of electronic equipment through rigorous testing and analysis. In this role, you'll manage work packages from pre-contract bidding to on-contract completion, working closely with national and international design authorities and customers.

You'll be part of a team that covers the entire design lifecycle, from Concept to In-service. This role is not only about delivering solutions but also about driving transformation, personal growth, and expanding influence over our products.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Knowledge and understanding of electronics design for computing applications and networking technologies.
  • Knowledge of high integrity hardware is advantageous.

Someone who can showcase their ability in the following areas:

1. Technical Management: Successfully leading the technical status and progression of assigned work packages, which includes pre-contract bidding, on-contract milestone completion, and conducting complementary MBDA funded research and development.

2. Electronic Equipment Solutions: Collaborating closely with national and international customers to deliver innovative electronic equipment solutions. This involves developing domain-specific requirements and producing interface definitions.

3. Verification and Validation: Developing comprehensive strategies for verifying and validating the electrical, mechanical, software, and transversal properties of a system or subsystem.

4. System Certification Support: Working alongside the Equipment Design Authority, providing assurance evidence for the Electronic Subsystems to facilitate system-level certification of the Weapon System for trials or delivery.

5. Technical Information Exchange: Facilitating the seamless exchange of technical information from the Equipment Design Authority and assessing it against the emerging requirement specifications as necessary

This opportunity is ideal for professionals looking to gain experience in a highly technical environment and seeking career advancement!

Interested? Click 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: 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
  • Possible Relocation Available

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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