Hardware Design Engineer


Job summary

Circa £40,000 DOE
Electrical/Electronic, Manufacturing, Design
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job


MBDA is a leading defence organisation.  We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary: Circa £40,000 depending on experience¬†

What we can offer you:

  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Annual salary review
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 days flexi leave
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and gym on site at Stevenage
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working such as being onsite when necessary to work with people and collaborate, then working from home and around family commitments to be your most efficient.

The opportunity:

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for Hardware Design Engineers to support the design, integration and validation of test system hardware solutions under guidance to join our highly skilled and dynamic Test Equipment Design Team. We can offer you a stimulating and rewarding role coupled with an exciting career path!

Your role will be to support and carry out design activities in line with specifications and to carry out standard technical investigations with support from Principal Engineers.

You will report and escalate any technical problems / issues, support development of TE through the product lifecycle, provide support to process improvement activities, participate in bid activities and facilitate the development of successful bids.

What we're looking for from you:

  • Practical working knowledge of test needs and techniques in support of product life cycle development.
  • Experience of design Proving and performance testing during development (Preferential)
  • Experience of Environmental and EMC testing during qualification (Desirable)
  • Strong document writing skills associated with TE hardware design needs.

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information. 

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.


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