Job summary

Circa £45,000 - £55,000 depending on experience
Systems Design, Testing
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 £45,000 - £55,000 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 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 2 – 3 days on site and the remainder remote working.

The opportunity:

MBDA are looking for experienced test architects to join our growing team. In this role, you will be responsible for the test and testability aspects of the missile, ensuring that design for test considerations are applied during the project development and specifying all missile level factory, in-service and BIT routines. You will be working closely with the manufacturing and design teams to ensure the final product is fully testable and to understand/minimise the gaps in test coverage.

You'll be generating and managing compliance to the lower level test requirements placed upon design teams including test access needs, BIT coverage/timings and factory test functionality. Analysing and modelling our system to understand the test coverage and generate diagnostic instructions and working closely with the Chief Design Engineer, on the cost vs test coverage trade-offs.

What we're looking for from you:

Ideally you'll be educated to degree level or equivalent with substantial experience of test, electrical or electronic engineering.

Experience in at least one of the following:

  • Digital electronics and microprocessor systems
  • Analogue electronics
  • Electronics testing
  • Test equipment design

With a good understanding of:

  • Experience in requirements capture
  • Project management and planning
  • Stakeholder management

Other attributes that will suit this role is the ability to influence partners across the business, a determination and desire to succeed with strong interpersonal skills.

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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