Missile Test Architect


Job summary

Design, Systems Engineering
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 £35,000-£45,000 dependent on experience + bonus + benefits

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%
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 days flexi leave
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Possible relocation available
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and more
  • 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 typically working from home 2/3 days per week.

The opportunity:

MBDA is growing its team and looking for test architects to join us. As a test architect, you will play a key role in ensuring the testability of our missiles. You will work closely with the design and manufacturing teams to ensure the final product is fully testable and that there are no gaps in test coverage.

Your responsibilities will include supporting the test and testability aspects of the missile, specifying all missile level factory, in-service, and BIT routines. Specifying and analysing the missile built-in test, specifying the production testing requirements, and handling the delivery of the missile equipment. Join our growing team and play a crucial role in developing high-quality missiles.

What we're looking for from you:

Degree or equivalent experience of test, electrical or electronic engineering, ideally including at least one of the following:

  • Digital electronics and microprocessor systems
  • Analogue electronics
  • Electronics testing
  • Test equipment design
Good understanding of:
  • Experience in requirements capture
  • Project management and planning
  • Customer management
Other Attributes
  • Ability to influence partners across the company
  • Determination and desire to succeed
  • Strong interpersonal and well developed communication skills (written & verbal)
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.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.


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