Electronic Architecture

The design of the electronic architecture involves establishing the primary electrical architecture in response to the weapon system requirement, the design and development of the electrical interfaces between the missile equipment and its launcher (e.g. defining the communications and choice of data bus). 

Mechanical Architecture

This too is designed in response to the weapon system. Our engineers lead the definition of the mass allocation throughout the missile and ensure that the masses achieved are compliant. They must also ensure that the missile design is robust enough to meet the flight loads and all the specified environments (such as during carriage and storage) and ensure that flight dynamics aspects do not compromise the missile’s performance.

We also have capabilities at equipment level for test equipment (including test policy and requirements at system level and flow-down at equipment/test bench level).

Head of Equipment / Sub-System

The Head of Equipment / Sub-System is responsible for all engineering aspects of a specific missile sub-system (e.g. seeker for new projects, or the complete missile for legacy projects).  This could include liaising with external subcontractors, managing the programme, managing a dedicated team of engineers and defining sound engineering solutions to complex technical issues.

Missile architecture responsibilities encompass the definition of the architecture to the equipment supplier, the technical management of the supplier throughout the development and qualification programme, and acceptance of development equipment and final technical acceptance of the equipment design. It involves the conduct of technical trade-offs at equipment and missile level, project and risk management and coordination of the industrialisation of the equipment.

Your work in Missile Architecture offers you the opportunities of:

  • Being at the forefront of a world-class missile development programme
  • Working across a wide range of disciplines
  • Working over the whole product lifecycle from concept through design and development to production and in-service support
  • Working closely with other engineering and commercial functions both within MBDA and external companies
  • International context (UK, Fr, It, Ge and Spain)

Academic Background

Qualified to Masters level (minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent) in a technical or engineering-related discipline, such as Aerospace, Mechanical, Electronic or Systems Engineering, Physics or Maths. Applicants with relevant post-graduate qualifications are also encouraged.

How to apply

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