Software Engineer - Undergraduate Summer Placement - Bristol

04 Oct 2018
27 Oct 2018
Start Date
What's the Opportunity?
  • A placement in Software Engineering team provides an excellent platform to gain experience working on a real software project in a professional environment, and to learn from experienced engineers throughout the placement. This role will enhance your knowledge and experience for any remaining years of study, and is a great way to open up new opportunities for your future career.

What will you be doing?
  • You will be working on a complex multi-disciplinary project tailored for summer placements. You will gain experience with programming languages such as C and C++, hardware interactions and the full software development cycle from design to release.
  • You will also be ensuring the functional and technical robustness of project deliverables and be responsible for the creation and maintenance of technical documentation.
  • Non-technical responsibilities include interfacing with other part of the company, making sound business decisions, learning a general overview of the business to better understand your own role and keeping team members and managers up to date with your progress on a project and personal development level.

What are the benefits for you?
  • Exposure to all aspects of a software development lifecycle
  • Training provided for learning new programming languages and software tools
  • Opportunities for personal development throughout the placement

What's great about joining this team?
  • A breadth of experience and support available in the departments, which includes a Buddy system to welcome you into MBDA and regular informal meetings with other Early Careers members in Software Engineering.

What we are looking for from you?
  • To be expecting to obtain at least a 2:2 in a Computer Science or other science or engineering based degree, such as Software Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Physics or Maths
  • A proactive attitude and be comfortable taking the initiative
  • A willingness to learn and apply newly gained knowledge quickly
  • To be capable of working as part of a team and individually
  • Being adaptable to changing requirements

Why you should come and work at MBDA?
  • MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with over 10,000 employees on industrial facilities in France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and a presence in the United States. With some of the most sophisticate technology in defence, MBDA offers a wide range of advanced weapon systems for maritime Superiority, Air Dominance, Ground Based Air Defence and Battlefield Engagement.
  • We work with over 90 armed forces, successfully integrating our systems onto multiple platforms.
  • Has a technology pedigree that allows innovative and responsive products to be created year upon year
  • Our success is based on the dedication of our people and we strive to offer each and every employee an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding career
  • MBDA is ranked 12th in the Sunday Times Top 30 Best Big Companies to Work For, demonstrating successful growth and high levels of employee retention.
  • Our work is complex, challenging and innovative. It takes a range of professionals across the full engineering and commercial spectrum to carry it out. Whatever field our people specialise in, they all share the same mind-set: a drive to make things work better and to redefine the established standards

What would you get?
  • GBP16,000 to GBP18,000 Salary dependant on year of study, flexible working, paid overtime, a comprehensive pension scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities and superb learning and development opportunities.

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