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Sensors (RF) 10 Month Placements 2022

Physics/Electronic/Technology.

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Our Radio-Frequency (RF) department works on projects that cover the whole product lifecycle from research and development through to full product design and production. The role covers Radio-Frequency Systems & Datalinks technologies with applications including systems design work, hardware and firmware.

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

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You will develop expertise in innovative RF systems, communications and datalinks, and how these interact with other subsystems to form part of the wider missile system. Hands-on testing, integrating and designing industry leading hardware and system components.

You will gain an understanding in the following areas:

  • A variety of radio frequency subsystems including data communications; radars and radio altimeters, typically operating between 1 and 18GHz.
  • Specification and assessment of RF products to support development, production and in-service programmes via interaction with UK and European colleagues and suppliers
  • Development, procurement, parameterisation, verification and/or validation of complex hardware performance models (e.g. Matlab, Simulink or similar)
  • Monitoring supplier and technology roadmaps and identifying cutting edge and future technologies for investment
  • Research and design activities in collaboration with French, Italian and/or German colleagues

Through the placement you’ll get to apply your university learning to our projects and impact their direction. We’ll set you varied and stimulating work, from computational modelling through to lab and field trials and with projects at different phases of the product lifecycle. Our experienced technologists can offer you support and mentorship through your placement and you’ll get to work with other departments across the wider technical community, including customers and suppliers.

Entry Criteria

  • Currently studying towards a Degree in applied physics, electronics, engineering or any other related subjects
  • Good presentation and communication skill
  • A passion for applying your university learning to real-world engineering and technology projects

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.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • 10 months
  • Bristol
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Electronic
  • Hardware
  • Physics
  • Systems

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