Lead Engineer – Future Mission Systems


MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

We’re embarking on an exciting study into effects optimisation for future mission information systems in the air, land, and sea domains. You will lead a small team looking ahead to define what mission planning and command & control systems will look like in the future. This will include winning bids, developing strategies, and leading technical management for projects in this domain.

You’ll need experience of weapon systems (threats, competitors, opportunities), as well as the working relationships with our main customer, the UK MoD, as you’ll be working closely with them to understand their needs and map out what the future of these systems will be.

Effects Optimisation is a key part of our business and so the work you do will be noticed right across the company. It’s a chance for you to innovate, help MBDA stay ahead of the curve, and help our customer continue to succeed in an ever-changing environment.

What we’re looking for

  • A broad appreciation of MBDA and competitor systems across Land, Sea and Air.
  • Knowledge of working relationships with UK MoD customer
  • Good knowledge of weapon systems including competitors and threats
  • Ability to conceive novel tools and techniques to get maximum performance from our existing and future weapon systems

Here’s what’s in it for you

You can help form the team and set its vision to deliver future systems. You’ll be working on an exciting, innovative study that will shape the future of mission information systems.

Join a great team!

Throughout the company, an effects optimisation community is emerging. The team is made up of a diverse set of experts looking to make a real improvement in how MBDA engages with its customer and produces technology roadmaps.

Benefits Package

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements. MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation.

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.


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    Engineering and Design, Project/Programme Management, Systems Engineering

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    Lead Engineer – Future Mission Systems

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