Systems MBSE Architect and Delivery Lead


Job summary

Up to £55,000 DOE
Design, Systems Engineering
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job


MBDA are looking for a Systems Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Architect responsible for model-based design & requirements development with the opportunity to transition through to leading delivery of the actual functional capability into testing, trials and certification.

Job Title: Systems MBSE Architect and Delivery Lead

Salary: up to £55,000 depending on experience 

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

Dynamic (hybrid) working: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working with on average 3 days onsite per week.

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:

  • Using MBSE methods to manage the systems lifecycle for the main processing equipment of a missile with a primary focus on the software hosted on this equipment
  • Acting as a primary point of contact into the various testing and trials teams who use the equipment, helping them to understand how it works and investigating issues they find
  • Capturing interfaces between systems in model format and autocoding these for multiple users as a single-source of truth
  • Facilitating and capturing the design for a "joint algorithm and software" architecture between subject matter experts
  • Setting the strategy for and managing the incremental delivery of algorithms into a dynamically representative performance model, the auto-coding of those algorithms for integration into a real-time embedded software, and verification of the system through open and closed loop testing
  • Planning and tracking how requirements & user needs are satisfied from concept to design and facilitating the resolution of emergent issues found in implementation & equipment integration.
  • Reviewing and approving the software product as being fit for purpose, ensuring that company and industry standards & processes are applied.

What we're looking for from you:

  • Ability & willingness to take the lead in meetings and discussions where necessary
  • Adaptable to changing needs and priorities
  • Comfortable with ideas that are abstract and using own & other's experience to turn them into real working systems
  • Understanding of your own knowledge & limitations and when to ask & rely on others
  • Adept at taking complex problems and breaking them down into manageable components
  • Able to summarise complex concepts in a way that makes it easy for others to understand
  • Autonomy in managing your own work to achieve the team goals
  • Experience of using Rhapsody, Matlab and config control tools would be useful but not essential.

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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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