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Weapons Systems Simulation and Experimentation 10 Month Placements 2022

Bristol. Multiple vacancies.

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The Weapon Systems Simulation & Experimentation (WSSE) department designs and develops leading-edge software applications used to support battlefield simulations.

The simulations that WSSE develop evolve in-line with the lifecycle of the programmes from concept demonstrations with customers, to Integration Trials & Training with in-service operators meaning you will get to work with a variety of different teams!

Our Simulations are at the fore-front of problem solving across a broad spectrum of MBDA’s programmes, focusing on improving MBDA’s Agility and Time to Market.

"The point of an internship is for you to learn"

Alice Baird, Systems Test Analyst, describes what you can expect from an internship with MBDA. Find out what Alice got up to, and what she got out of it! To watch the full Gradcracker/MBDA webinar, click here.

The opportunity:

Be a part of our development teams developing, integrating and deploying our simulations components across the business. Experience first-hand, presenting to and working with our customers to iteratively improve our products to final delivery.

You will be involved in:

  • Assisting key projects, alongside highly experienced engineers, across parts of the MBDA development lifecycle.
  • Working with other areas of the business such as Human Factors, Future Systems and Sales and Business Development.
  • Working directly with customer representatives and military personnel in order to both extend and demonstrate our current and future capabilities.

Your role will give you:

  • Experience of software development methodologies, including Agile and Waterfall.
  • Training for new programming languages and software tools.
  • Experience integrating software applications together and deployment onto hardware environments.
  • Experience exchanging software components with other software and modelling teams.
  • Opportunity to develop and test code within professional software development teams.

Entry criteria

  • Currently studying in a science or engineering subject area such as Computer Science, Software Engineering or Mathematics, or a related subject.
  • Programming experience from degree or personal projects.

Experience of some of the following would be advantageous;

  • Software Engineering.
  • System Engineering.
  • Object-orientated Programming in C-like Languages (C++, C#, Java).
  • Development Environments (Visual Studio, Eclipse).
  • Networking & Networking Protocols.
  • Algorithms (Flight dynamics, rotational geometry).

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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Disciplines accepted...

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Hardware
  • IT Architecture
  • Information Technology
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Robotics
  • Software
  • Systems

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