RF / EO / IR Professionals, Bristol or Stevenage


MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

Role Title and Location: RF / EO/ IR Professionals, Bristol or Stevenage

Job Ref No: P7710BF

MBDA Level: Levels 3, 4 , & 5 Depending on Expereince

The Opportunity

In MBDA, we are continuing to grow our world leading capability on missile datalinks and seekers. We have a range of roles within our Seekers and DataLink Systems organisation working from research, through to early concept phase, to full product design and production programmes, needing a range of knowledge and experience from graduate engineer to experienced managers. The roles cover RF and EletroOptic technologies with applications covering systems design work, hardware and firmware.

What are we looking for?

  • We are looking for professional engineers to join our expanding Seeker and Datalink Systems team.
  • We are looking for engineers with exposure / bias towards RF / EO / IR hardware and technology across the full product life cycle.
  • Currently we are recruiting for the following roles. Please see our careers site for full details www.mbdacareers.co.uk
    • Algorithm / Modelling Systems Engineers Seekers
    • RF Systems Engineer, Electromagnetic Modelling for Antenna Design
    • Antenna Design Engineer – RF Seeker
    • RF / MW Design Engineer Seeker Hardware
  • You will have the ability to work autonomously within a multi-skilled team with a good understanding and commitment to achieving project goals.
  • You will be able to perform technical investigations and provide problem assessments and design solutions within a culture of innovative thinking.
  • We are able to consider candidates looking for a flexible working pattern within this role.

Technical Skills and Experience – Some of the following dependent role level all within the context of good RF or Electro-Optic knowledge:

  • Knowledge of RF/microwave and electronic systems, algorithm design and implementation.
  • Understanding of optical systems and experience in concept or optical design
  • Oversee the transition of development hardware into series production, including robustness testing and qualification testing and design certification.
  • Experienced proving system level functionality, SW/FW integration and proving.
  • Familiarity of real-time digital signal processing for high data bandwidth systems.
  • The design or integration of RF microwave transceivers and antenna systems.
  • Design of Control Systems.
  • Systems modelling and Autocode generation.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to produce high quality written reports and presentations to internal and external customers.
  • Participate in or lead design reviews for all stages of concept development to the assessment of design maturity.

Other Skills and Experience

  • Managing external suppliers with procurement teams.

What’s in it for you?

  • MBDA is the highest ranked technical company in the Times UK top 25 Employers survey, career development is a key priority, career progression through both formal and on the job training is provided.
  • These roles offer an opportunity to be part of a successful team working at the forefront of technology, developing new and innovative product solutions.
  • You will gain experience in weapon technologies both at system and hardware levels.
  • You will be involved in various stages of product development from the concept stage through hardware design, development, proving including manufacture.
  • There will be opportunities for travel both within the UK and abroad in support of product development.
  • The successful candidate will be joining a rapidly developing product area within MBDA, with many exciting opportunities to work on both new and established products.

What would you get?

  • Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), superb learning and development opportunities and more….

What’s great about the team?

  • The successful candidate will be joining a rapidly developing product area within MBDA, with many exciting opportunities to work on both new and established products.
  • The teams have a common goal for the delivery of products design solutions that meets the customer’s requirements to the schedule and cost agreed. The successful candidate will be able to significantly contribute to meeting the expectations of both MBDA and the customer.
  • The projects offer the successful candidate the opportunity to work with a specialist team developing and managing technically challenging technology within MBDA.

MBDA is 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.

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).

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    RF / EO / IR Professionals, Bristol or Stevenage

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