Sensors Graduate 2020


Sensors Graduate Engineer, Stevenage

PLEASE NOTE: This position is for those who will have graduated by 2020 only as the start date for the programmewill be in early 2021.We expect to invite candidates to complete our tests in September with assessment centres taking place in October.

If youare graduating in 2021, orlooking for a September 2021 start then pleaseapply to our 2021 programme when we open for applications in September 2020.


What is the Opportunity?

Our Sensors department works on projects that cover the full product lifecycle from research, through to early concept phase, to full product design and production programmes. The role covers Navigation sensors with applications covering systems design work, hardware and firmware.

You will be able to perform technical investigations and provide problem assessments and design solutions within a culture of innovative thinking.

What will you be doing?

You will gain an in-depth knowledge of sensors and how they interact with other subsystems to form part of the wider missile system.

Navigation Sensors

Responsible for the specification and assessment of navigation sensors such as Global Navigation Satellite Systems (e.g. GPS) and inertial measurement units.

You will gain an understanding in:

  • GPS hardware trials, including GPS simulator receiver trials and anti-jam performance assessments carried out in the Navigation Sensors lab, at field trials and/or in anechoic chamber facilities
  • Performance evaluation, integration and sensor sub-system specification
  • Modelling and simulation of Navigation Sensors and relevant environments/threats
  • Electronic warfare evaluation and sub-system susceptibility
  • Development and management of cutting edge inertial measurement unit technologies.
  • Working closely with our international colleagues in MBDA France as well as industrial partners
  • Research and development into novel navigation sensor technologies, such as magnetometers and quantum navigation

What are the benefits for you?

  • Opportunity to apply university learning to our projects
  • Varied and stimulating work
  • Access to training courses about all the various subsystems and technologies within MBDA
  • Opportunities to support lab and field trials
  • Thought provoking, innovative and rewarding projects
  • See projects at different phases of the product lifecycle
  • Variety of work, from computational modelling all the way through to field trials, presents an excellent opportunity for personal development.

What’s great about joining this team?

  • Work with experienced technologists offering you support and guidance
  • Interaction with other groups across the wider technical departments as well as external customers and suppliers
  • Learn from a team of highly skilled and versatile engineers and physicists with a broad mixture of technical expertise and experience.
  • Everyone in the team is friendly, approachable and willing to help whenever necessary

What are we looking for from you?

  • Degree qualified by September 2020 (minimum 2:2) in any relevant applied physics, electronics or engineering degree
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • A passion for applying your university learning to real-world engineering and technology projects

What would you get?

  • Starting Salary of £26,500 with two pay reviews per year during the first 2 years,
  • Joining bonus of £2000 if you have a Bachelors or £2500 if you have a Masters,
  • Annual company bonus scheme
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fantastic site facilities
  • Paid overtime
  • 25 days paid holiday
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • Employee funded voluntary private healthcare
  • Sporting activities

MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role.

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.

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