Software Test Engineer


Job summary

Up to circa £60,000 doe
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

As a Software Test Engineer, you will play a vital role in proving the software that forms the core of our world-class weapon system products. These systems are designed to operate flawlessly under extreme pressure, making effective verification essential!

Job Title: Software Test Engineer

Salary: Up to circa £60,000 depending on experience 

Location: Bristol (we may be able to offer a relocation package for this role)

Dynamic (hybrid) working: typically, 4 days per week on-site, due to workload classification

Security Clearance: British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship.

Restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may 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.

The opportunity:

Software Test Engineer (Product Level) - Bristol

The product level test team is essential and influential inside of an upbeat Software Engineering Directorate and part of a large progressive and adaptable company.

You will be working in an established close-knit team, who develop and carries out suites of automated tests for execution against weapon system subsystems, collaborating with systems engineers, software developers, and test environment development engineers. The nature of role allows the engineers to gain an understanding of the weapon system as a whole, whilst developing tests and investigating any test failures which might occur.

Our latest systems are in service with the Royal Navy and the Army, and will continue to evolve improving; performance, usability, integrating new effectors and continuously stretching system capabilities.

  • This is a great role for someone with a passion for system software and its successful deployment in modern systems.  You will be working with people and technologies at the forefront of European missile systems design, supporting the development of safe, secure and reliable products that our customers can rely on.

  • Within software engineering at MBDA there is the full range of opportunities from low-level hardware interfacing to AI backed decision making and we look to support each engineer as their interests and capabilities develop.

What we're looking for from you:

  • A strong background or keen curiosity about system software verification.

  • An ability to work with other engineers across the entire software development process from engaging with requirement authorities to automated target integration and proving, supported with effective documentation.

  • Engineers that can bring experience of new tools, techniques and approaches that might enable us to evolve our processes to improve our efficiency and sustainability.

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Our company:

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.

What we can offer you:

  • Company bonus: Up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)

  • Pension: maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%

  • Overtime: opportunity for paid overtime

  • Flexi Leave: Up to 15 additional days

  • Enhanced parental leave: offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.

  • Facilities: Fantastic site facilities including subsidised meals, free car parking and much more…

  • Training and Development: Excellent career progression, training and career development opportunities

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.   MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more…

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.

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