WS Algorithm and Performance 10 month Placement 2021


WS Algorithm and Performance 10 Month Placement

MBDA’s customers’ capability need has become increasingly more complex and constrained. The Weapon System Algorithms and Performance (WSAP) department aims to maximise a capability by optimising performance across the whole weapon system, providing the necessary expertise across much more than the missile itself. It is through this mission that the WSAP department is focussed on improving the user’s experience and unlocking the full potential or MBDA’s weapon systems. WSAP provides technical expertise across a variety of topics, including weapon system architectures, algorithm development (including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques), and the exploitation of cutting-edge technologies.

What’s the Opportunity?

As a Systems Engineer in WSAP, you will be responsible for defining capability requirements, design evolution, qualification and management of major systems and sub-systems, and will work closely with numerous technical and non-technical domains across MBDA and other defence partners.

You will be involved in:

  • Planning, modelling and adapting of missile routes to optimise the effectiveness of the weapon.
  • Automating a weapon’s mission planning by leveraging machine learning techniques and simplifying operator choices.
  • Developing algorithms to enable autonomous behaviours and decision-making capabilities.
  • The delivery of core products such as Target Modelling, Weapon Planning, and Launcher Interfaces etc. into a variety of MBDA programmes.
  • Utilising and exploiting the latest in technological advancements to provide MBDA weapon systems with the most effective, secure and intelligent product.

Your role will give you:

  • Opportunity to work with multiple MBDA departments, Customers and Partners.
  • Opportunity to gather experience in other teams with alternate specialisms, to further enhance your development and gain a view of how other departments operate.
  • On the job training for learning new programming languages, software tools, and a wide range of skills to develop your career.
  • Exposure to Model Based Systems Engineering.
  • Experience of using CASE (computer aided systems engineering tools) such as Matlab, Rhapsody and DOORS.
  • A broad overview of what makes a weapon system.
  • A supporting team with broad experience and knowledge.

What's in it for you?

You'll no doubt have seen all the information on our website about our comprehensive and customisable benefits package. For a reminder click here (please note that not all benefits are available to our summer placement and undergraduate students).

What are we looking for?

Studying for a degree in an Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or any other related discipline.

An ability to:

  • Adapt your perspective to either see the bigger picture or focus on the detail, depending on the circumstances.
  • Adapt your existing knowledge to other engineering domains.
  • Adapt between customer-focused and technical-focused activities.

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.

All graduates, undergraduates and apprentices at MBDA are required to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to their respective role. Some roles, may be reserved for UK nationals and certain categories of information may be restricted to UK nationals also. To gain suitable clearance individuals will need to have lived in UK for up to 5 years dependent on the level of clearance required.

Are you a member of LinkedIn? If so, you are invited to join our LinkedIn Group to view future MBDA UK opportunities and news.
LinkedIn Group name: Engineering UK (Defence)

  • Directorate


  • Discipline


  • Title

    WS Algorithm and Performance 10 month Placement 2021

  • City


  • Job Ref no


Sign In