The Hardware in the Loop (HWIL) department is a unique facility that tests missile hardware in a dynamic flight environment and analyses missile system behaviour and performance. The team consists of highly skilled and versatile engineers with a broad mixture of technical expertise and experience. The department has an exciting project available and is looking for a candidate with an interest in writing software tool to setup and tune a real time computing environment on Linux.
HWIL work involves designing, developing and using closed loop HWIL simulations, which include the following components operating and interacting together:
This Summer Placement in HWIL will allow the development of a wide range of skills which may include but will not be limited to:
A small, multi-skilled team, doing complex technical work and experiencing a wide variety of technologies and engineering disciplines. The UK HWIL team is part of a wider, integrated, international HWIL team conducting similar activities in France and Italy, where sharing of knowledge, tools and techniques is strongly promoted.
“I was quickly given a key role within a project at the beginning stages of integration into the facility. Although this was challenging and there was a lot to take in, HWIL has an extremely helpful and knowledgeable team who are more than happy to point towards a solution which makes it a fantastic learning environment. The work was a great mix of hardware and software development, which was exactly what I wanted in my initial 6 months placement. I haven’t even scratched the surface of what I could learn within the department and I am looking forward to a challenging and rewarding future in HWIL!” Adam, HWIL Graduate
“I found settling into the team easy as they are all very friendly and approachable. I undertake and contribute to a wide range of tasks throughout my role which means that the work is varied day to day” Olivia, HWIL Graduate
MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role.
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.