Weapon Systems 10 Month Placement 2022

Closing date
22 Dec 2021

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
Start Date
MBDA Weapon Systems Engineer 10 Month Placement 2022
As a Weapon System Engineer in MBDA you will join one of the three Weapon System Engineering teams; Network Communications, Command & Control, and Weapon Systems Algorithms & Performance.
We are a fast growing, multi-national group that provides a variety of different engineering and specialist skills across a number of projects within MBDA to ensure our products are fit for purpose and delivered on time and to cost. As the complexity of the battlefield increases, so too do our customers' capability needs! Consequently, we have evolved to provide the necessary expertise across a large range of weapon system aspects, much wider than just the missile itself.
This provides a great opportunity to recruit for 10 month placements in the following departments within our 'group':
Network Communications (NC)
As an engineer within the Network Communications department, you will be responsible for the requirement definition, design evolution, qualification and project management of communication systems, sub systems and technologies. As part of this team, you will conduct the following activities:
  • Developing datalink systems to communicate between platforms and missiles
  • Working with communication and networking technologies and techniques
  • Designing Network Enabled Weapons
  • Developing networks that support weapon systems in the battlespace
  • Helping with future developments in technology and systems
Command and Control (C2)
The Command and Control (C2) department provides world class air-defence C2 Sub-systems for MBDA Land and Naval weapon systems. The C2 Sub-system is the heart and brains of the weapon system. It has to understand the threats to the protected assets, then plan and manage engagements against those threats in a complex and changing environment.

The main skills in the C2 department lie in the System Engineering domain, including activities such as:
  • System Architecture
  • Product Line Engineering
  • Software & Hardware Specifications
  • Weapon System Algorithms
  • Sub-system Verification & Validation
Weapon System Algorithms and Performance (WSAP)
The Weapon System Algorithms and Performance (WSAP) department aims to optimise end-to-end mission performance through innovative development & delivery of system-wide architectures & algorithms. WSAP provides technical expertise across a variety of topics, including weapon system architectures and algorithm development (including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques) for the exploitation of cutting-edge technologies.
As a Systems Engineer in WSAP, you will be involved in the development of current and future major systems and sub-systems, including the following activities:
  • Planning, modelling and adapting of missile routes to optimise the effectiveness of the weapon.
  • Automating a weapon's mission planning by leveraging machine learning techniques and simplifying operator decisions.
  • Developing algorithms to enable autonomous behaviours and decision-making capabilities.
  • The delivery of core products such as Target Modelling, Weapon Planning, and Launcher Interfaces etc. into a variety of MBDA programmes.
  • Utilising and exploiting the latest in technological advancements to provide MBDA weapon systems with the most effective, secure and intelligent product.
  • Developing launcher sub-systems for tactical strike missile systems.
Programme structure
A 10 month placement within your main "home" department (NC, C2 or WSAP), where there will be great opportunities to get involved in a variety of activities.
What's great about joining this team?
  • A Weapon System is much more than just a missile - Weapon System Engineers provide world class products and solutions to deliver complex systems and all-round capabilities to our Customers.
  • The opportunity to work across a variety of projects and engineering fields.
  • A breadth of experience and support available across all of the Weapon System Engineering departments which include a buddy system to welcome you into MBDA, access to the mentoring scheme and regular informal meetings with other ECP members in the group.
  • You will be working in an assistive and collaborative open plan working environment and systems laboratories, aimed at aiding your learning and development.
Entry criteria
Applicants should be working towards a 2.2 or higher in subjects such as Engineering (Mechanical, Electronic, Systems, Aerospace etc.), Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science.
Why choose 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 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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