Weapon System Firing Unit and Electronic Equipment Lead

Weapon System Firing Unit and Electronic Equipment Lead

MBDA | Not Specified, Bristol, GB

Posted 13 days ago

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MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.
Salary: up to £58K dependent on experience + bonus + benefits
Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.
Location: Bristol or Stevenage offices.
The opportunity:
Following the recent announcement of MBDA investment in the LAND PRECISION FIRES FAMILY, a number of key roles have been identified to drive forward the technical delivery of these programmes. MBDA are looking for individuals who are able to contribute to immediate delivery of solutions for Domestic and Export customers, operating in the Land and Maritime Domains, based on our Brimstone and future Precision Effect Weapons.
As the Weapon System Firing Unit and Electronic Equipment Lead, your primary objective is to lead the electrical architecture and design activities within a multi-disciplinary engineering team as well as ensuring compliance to the defined interfaces to the hosting platform; in land or maritime based applications. You will be ensuring suitable flow down of Electronic Equipment requirements and collecting technical evidence through testing and analysis, that ensures their safe and secure application once delivered to the Customers. There will be opportunities to work with international design authorities as part of the Equipment development, to maximise commonality with other MBDA products and enable the development of a technical roadmap to continue to enhance the Surface Launch Brimstone capability throughout the life of the programme.
To be successful in this role, you will need to have a broad understanding of electronics design for computing applications, high integrity hardware and networking technologies that can be applied to the delivery of a missile firing unit capability as well as ensure the effective interaction with other electronic subsystems, inside or outside the MBDA boundary.
What we're looking for from you:
Someone who can demonstrate an ability to:
Manage the technical status and progression of assigned work packages, including pre-contract biding, on-contract completion and complementary MBDA funded research and development
Deliver the Firing Unit and Electronic equipment solutions for Surface Launch Brimstone products, working closely with national and international design authorities.
Understand the technical capability required for safety standards, including how the user will interact with any platform specific safety controls
Develop assurance evidence for the Electronic Subsystems to support system level certification of the Weapon System for trials or delivery
Facilitate the exchange of technical information from the Equipment Design Authority and assess as required against the emerging requirement specification, especially the constraints around platform power supplies
Contribute and own the roadmap for the development of a common product line electronics architecture for Surface Launched Brimstone
Be the Domain Lead for EMC and Testability activities
Ensure that Modularity and Reuse strategies through Generic System Architecture Technical Standards reflect the emerging design solution; and using the MBDA technical expert resources to maximum effect
Ensure coherency across Future System launcher designs that are emergent in design but present opportunity for modularity and re-use, including management of associated internal research and development activities
What's in it for you?
This role offers the right candidate an opportunity to operate in a highly technical and challenging atmosphere at the forefront of future weapon system development. By working with our national and international partners for integration of Surface Launch Brimstone onto multiple land and maritime platforms, you will be gaining valuable experience through your demonstrable Engineering Leadership qualities that can lead to career advancement and increased responsibility of product ownership within MBDA UK and the MBDA Group.
The landscape of defence engineering has changed and there is an expectation by our customers to have Equipment in-service quicker. Surface Launch Brimstone is no exception, and you will have full exposure to fast-paced delivery programmes that will influence the next generation of MBDA Weapon Systems. You will achieve this through engagement with a broad range of partners across MBDA and external, in order to create and realise the technical delivery of the Weapon System capability. Reaching technical compromise, whilst still achieving value and quality.
This role is a rare opportunity to gain parallel experience in all phases of product lifecycle management; with an opportunity to continue through to in-service. You will also be working within an international context, expanding your engineering experience and network; including the exploration of offset capability in our partner nations
Join a great team!
Weapon System Equipment are responsible for development and delivery of equipment for Land, Naval and Airborne domains. The team works together to secure delivery of the hardware, software and validation for the equipment to time, cost and requirement given by the project.
We work across the entire design lifecycle from Concept to In-service and engage across a wide partner community to achieve this. This gives our employees, a great chance to network across a highly regulated but innovative engineering company and work with our management team to enable areas of personal development and growth. Initiatives undertaken by Weapon System Equipment have transformed the way in which the company delivers products. Our presence in the company is expanding and Weapon System Equipment would like to recruit people who want to be part of an expanding sphere of influence over our customers product.
Weapon System Equipment is also a key part of the development of a coherent Design for Modularity and Reuse strategy within MBDA at National and International level since the establishment of the directorate and its predecessors, providing opportunity for significant collaboration across the European defence sector.
What to expect:
We offer opportunities for career progression, paid overtime (subject to level), bonus scheme, comprehensive pension package, annual salary review, collaborative working environment and excellent on-site facilities.
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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