This is an ideal opportunity for an engineer who wishes to develop their professional and technical skills leading a team of multi-disciplinary engineers to deliver a security architecture by designing and implementing a range of protective measures for a weapon system, critical in enabling our Customers to have an assured capability.
What are we looking for?
Knowledge of through life weapon system design and the ability to understand and manage the trade-space in that design
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) to interact with multi-disciplinary engineers, technical experts, senior management and technical Customers
Able to listen, evaluate and resolve management and technical issuesin a manner that upholds MBDAs reputation with our Customer
Strong engineering skills where a background in either systems engineering, electronics design, embedded software or firmware is desirable
DV cleared or willing and eligible to go through the clearance process
What’s in it for you?
You will acquire an in-depth knowledge of some of MBDA’s latest technology and influence how it is exploited in our products as well as be able to influence what is required from these technologies in the future
You will experience a broader range of engineering tasks than are usually undertaken by a single role holder on a typical project, gaining skills that would otherwise require a secondment or departmental transfer to acquire
You are expected to operate with a greater degree of autonomy whilst accepting the associated level of responsibility, preparing you for more senior roles in MBDA
Training and guidance will be provided for those new to working with Need to Know controls
This role will provide a range of demonstrable experiences for those working towards chartered status
Leading a team of multi-disciplinary engineers to design and deliver a comprehensive technical security solution within the budget and timescale set out for the task.
Managing the trade-space to maximise the effectiveness of through life protective measures without compromising product safety or Customer winning capability.
Preparing and maintaining a robust security case and working directly with the UK Customer and his technical advisors to agree sufficiency of solutions.
Undertaking a wide range of systems design and technical leadership tasks, ensuring a coherent design is maintained across the contributing engineering disciplines (hardware, software, firmware) that can be integrated, tested and qualified to demonstrate the effectiveness of the security solution.
Liaising with manufacturing and support teams to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the weapon system is maintained through manufacture and in the various through life support scenarios that may be offered to a Customer.
Ensuring the Need to Know principal is adhered to and sufficient controls are in place to manage the knowledge of the technical implementation, providing direction on the release of information to Suppliers and Customers, where required.
What’s great about the team?
The often complex technical challenges in this area mean no solution is too innovative to be considered
The comparatively small size of the team allows everyone’s contribution to be recognised and respected
The team interfaces with abroad range stakeholders on a variety of subjects, which provides diversity and variety on a day-to-day basis
The nature of the work requires a lot of working collaboratively, often face to face, building a genuine collective team spirit
MBDA is 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.
Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).
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