Systems Engineer


Job summary

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 Data Link Centre of Excellence leading the systems engineering aspects of a new datalink under development to arm the current and future versions of the Rafale combat aircraft.

The French Defence Procurement Agency has awarded MBDA the contract for a next-generation missile with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2026. This includes an extensive redesign of the current product to counter future threats.

What we're looking for

  • Systems engineering experience (ideally in defence-standard hardware, firmware, software)
  • Proficient in DOORS for requirements management
  • Familiar with configuration control systems (e.g. Rational Team Concert)
  • Understanding of RF Systems is beneficial (e.g. design challenges associated with RF circuits, information assurance, and cyber security considerations)

Here's what's in it for you

  • Working with an international team across multiple business functions (Electronics, Software design, Mechanical design, RF Electronics, Environmental testing etc) to lead the development of cutting edge technology.
  • Opportunities to develop your technical knowledge and competencies whilst progressing within MBDA.
  • This is a relatively small department so there is opportunity to shape and grow with it.
  • Opportunities to work on multiple other programmes including CAMM, FCASW and Meteor.

Join a great team!

We're a dynamic team focussed on developing extremely technically complex products. We are committed to providing a supportive environment to enable us all to contribute to providing world-class capabilities to our customers.

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.

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

Why Us?

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're here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

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

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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