As a Weapon System Engineer in MBDA you will join one of the four Weapon System Engineering teams; Network Communications, Weapon System Equipment, Command & Control, and Weapon Systems Algorithms & Performance.
We are a fast growing, multi-national group that provides a variety of different engineering and specialist skills across a number of projects within MBDA to ensure our products are fit for purpose and delivered on time and to cost. As the complexity of the battlefield increases, so too do our customers’ capability needs! Consequently, we have evolved to provide the necessary expertise across a large range of weapon system aspects, much wider than just the missile itself.
This provides a great opportunity to recruit for roles in the following departments within our ‘group’:
Network Communications (NC)
As an engineer within the Network Communications department, you will be responsible for the requirement definition, design evolution, qualification and project management of communication systems, sub systems and technologies. As part of this team, you will conduct the following activities:
Weapon Systems Equipment (WSE)
The Weapon System Equipment (WSE) team is responsible for managing groups of equipment and Weapon System sub-systems from the bidding stage, into the concept & requirements generation phase, through their development programme, and on to production & delivery and final integration onto the platform or launcher. The WSE team provides technical and project management to ensure that these products & equipment are fit for purpose and delivered on time and to cost.
As an engineer within the Weapon System Equipment team, you will have a unique opportunity to develop skills in several areas (e.g. technical, project management, product delivery) working across a variety of different projects in MBDA to gain a wide breath of knowledge. Typical WSE activities include;
Command and Control (C2)
The Command and Control (C2) department provides world class air-defence C2 Sub-systems for MBDA Land and Naval weapon systems. The C2 Sub-system is the heart and brains of the weapon system. It has to understand the threats to the protected assets, then plan and manage engagements against those threats in a complex and changing environment.
The main skills in the C2 department lie in the System Engineering domain, including activities such as:
Weapon System Algorithms and Performance (WSAP)
The Weapon System Algorithms and Performance (WSAP) department aims to optimise end-to-end mission performance through innovative development & delivery of system-wide architectures & algorithms. WSAP provides technical expertise across a variety of topics, including weapon system architectures and algorithm development (including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques) for the exploitation of cutting-edge technologies.
As a Systems Engineer in WSAP, you will be involved in the development of current and future major systems and sub-systems, including the following activities:
A two year structured Graduate programme with your main ‘home’ department (NC, WSE, C2 or WSAP), with the opportunity of exploring a 6 month external placement within another department either internal or external to MBDA.
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