Weapon Systems Simulation & Experimentation Graduate 2019

What’s the opportunity?

Enthusiastic Graduate Software Engineers are required to join our expert team, to take part in the development and implementation of simulation software and man-in-the-loop experiments to support some of the world’s most advanced future defence systems.

What will you be doing?

As part of our team, you’ll be actively involved in designing and developing leading-edge software applications used to support battlefield simulations; working in close collaboration with subject matter experts from across Land, Sea and Air defence programmes.

You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with customer representatives and military personnel in order to both extend and demonstrate our current and future capabilities.

You may also have the opportunity to travel to other locations within the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

What are the benefits for you?

  • Exposure to all aspects of a software development lifecycle
  • Formal and on the job training provided for learning new programming languages and software tools
  • Fantastic opportunities to bring your technical knowledge to schools and inspire the next generation of engineers through the STEM programme, for example, building a glider with a school team for a competition
  • A great working environment with a supportive team

Opportunities to travel, for example, to our departments in France, Italy and Germany for collaborative projects or to trade shows to demonstrate our simulators.

What’s great about joining this team?

There is a breadth of experience and support available in the department, which includes a buddy system to welcome you into MBDA and access to the mentoring scheme. You will be working alongside industry experts delivering key projects across the whole of the MBDA development lifecycle. This team has a wide variety of work, which gives you an opportunity to develop in different areas, and shape the placement based on your interests.Who and what we are looking for from you?

Applicants should:

  • Be working towards a minimum 2:2 honours degree or above (or equivalent qualification) in an engineering discipline such as Computer Science, Software Engineering or Mathematics.

Ideally you will have experience of:

  • Software Engineering
  • System Engineering
  • Modern Programming Languages (C++, C#, Java)
  • Development Environments (Visual Studio, Eclipse)
  • Networking & Networking Protocols

Knowledge and experience of the following would be advantageous:

  • Visualisation Programming (DirectX, OpenGL, Graphics/Games Engines)
  • Distributed Simulation Standards/Protocols (DIS, HLA)

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 sophisticated 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 you would get

Starting Salary of £26,250 with two pay reviews per year during the first 2 years,Joining bonus of £2000 if you have a Bachelors or £2500 if you have a Masters paid,flexible working hours, paid overtime, a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, Annual Company Bonus schemes and superb learning and development opportunities.

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