Graduate Opportunity

Sensors (EO) Graduates 2022

Electronics/Physics.

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Our Electro-Optic (EO) department works on projects that cover the whole product lifecycle from research and development through to full product design and production. The role covers Electro-Optic Seekers & Sensors technologies with applications including systems design work, hardware and trials.

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

Have the freedom to explore different avenues

Alice, Systems Test Analyst, gives a very honest account of her first few years with MBDA and explains how her career has progressed since starting the job. To watch the full Gradcracker/MBDA webinar, click here.

What’s the opportunity?

You will develop expertise in infrared (IR), optical and laser-based sensors, and how these interact with other subsystems to form part of the wider missile system. Hands-on laboratory testing, integrating and designing industry leading hardware and system components, as well as modelling and simulating complex systems.

You will gain an understanding in the following areas:

  • Design and build of optical prototypes for test and evaluation
  • Research and development of novel EO techniques and solutions
  • Modelling and simulation of the sensor, target and environment
  • Subsystem specification and performance evaluation
  • Support to all MBDA UK systems that incorporate EO technology
  • Data capture using IR technology in laboratory and trial scenarios
  • Design and test of laser based optical systems and Directed Energy Weapons (DEW)

What you’ll get from joining the team:

  • Work with experienced technologists offering you support and guidance
  • Interaction with other departments across the wider technical community including 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
  • Opportunity to apply university learning to our projects and impact their direction
  • Thought-provoking, innovative and rewarding tasks
  • See projects at different phases of the product lifecycle
  • Varied and stimulating work, from computational modelling through to lab and field trials
  • Access to training courses about all the various subsystems and technologies within MBDA
  • Excellent opportunities for personal development

Entry Criteria

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

Why choose us?

MBDA is an award winning company; 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.

We’re here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Bristol
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Physics

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