Guidance, Control and Navigation Engineer

Bristol | Stevenage

Job summary

Mechanical, Software, Systems Design
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

You'll join our Guidance, Control & Navigation (GCN) team developing algorithms and delivering proving activities across a wide range of defence projects. Your focus primarily will be on autopilots, control systems, mid-course guidance, homing, propulsion control, and mission planning algorithms.

Algorithms are developed at various points of the product life cycle including early research studies, feasibility and concept stages, and assessment and product development. This will give you a broad range of experience and a really varied role.  

Our team engages with the algorithm users, and understands and responds to their requirements, ultimately delivering algorithms that are fit for their intended use.

What are we looking for?

  • Degree qualification (or equivalent experience) in a subject with a strong mathematical content (e.g. Aerospace Engineering, Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Maths, Physics)
  • Experience of algorithm development (guidance, control, data fusion, navigation, image processing)
  • Ideally experience of some of the following: flight dynamics, aerodynamics, sensors, actuation systems
  • Knowledge of MathWorks products, Simulink, embedded Matlab, Stateflow, C, Fortran

Here's what's in it for you

You'll work on incredibly complex and interesting concepts and products. Working cross-functionally, you'll interact with other subject areas like Simulation and Modelling, Software, Navigation Sensors, Hardware-in-the Loop, Systems Design & Validation, Seekers & Sensors, Datalinks and Technical Quality.

We are exposed to ground breaking technological innovations and our GCN Engineers play a meaningful role through the development of our complex weapon systems in all stages of the lifecycle.

There are real opportunities to develop your career as a technology specialist or as a functional/project manager.

Join a great team!

We work in a really stimulating environment, and there are exciting opportunities along with exposure to high-profile, fast-paced projects. We are an innovative bunch with track record in achieving project breakthroughs on time and on budget.

Benefits Package

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.

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

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended 2-3 days per week approach to on-site and remote working.

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


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