Systems Engineer


Stevenage, Hertfordshire

We are looking for engineers who can adapt to new engineering situations and are comfortable abstracting detail!

Job Title: Systems Engineer

Salary: up to circa £55,000 depending on experience

Location: Stevenage (we may be able to offer a relocation package for this role)

Dynamic (hybrid) working: typically, 4 days per week on-site, due to workload classification.

Security Clearance: British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship.

Restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

The opportunity:

At MBDA, we have established a strong reputation for conducting extensive missile tests that go beyond traditional firing methods. Our Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) team plays a crucial role in this innovative work.

As a HWIL Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for designing complex, real-time simulations that closely replicate the conditions of firing real missiles.

In this role, your main responsibility will be conducting experiments and analysing the performance of the missiles. You will collaborate closely with sub-system designers to identify areas for improvement and implement changes to enhance performance in various scenarios.

What we’re looking for from you:

A broad engineering experience with deeper expertise in some (not necessarily all) of the following skill areas:

  • System performance analysis

  • Interface debugging and system integration

  • Familiarity with Linux operating systems

  • Testing of sensors or other sub-systems

  • Use of microcontrollers (e.g., Raspberry Pi)

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Our company:

MBDA is a leading defence organisation. We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

What we can offer you:

  • Company bonus: Up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)

  • Pension: maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%

  • Overtime: opportunity for paid overtime

  • Flexi Leave: Up to 15 additional days

  • Enhanced parental leave: offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.

  • Facilities: Fantastic site facilities including subsidised meals, free car parking and much more

  • Training and Development: Excellent career progression, training and career development opportunities

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential. MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

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