Hardware in the Loop Graduate 2019
graduate scheme

Hardware in the Loop Graduate 2019

Job description

What’s the opportunity?
To work in a unique test facility, testing missile hardware in a dynamic flight environment. You would be part of a small multi-skilled team, doing a technical, ‘hands on’ role and experiencing a wide variety of complex, high technology work.

What will you be doing?
Hardware In The Loop (HWIL) work involves designing, developing and using closed loop HWIL simulations, which include the following components operating and interacting together

  • Real time computing, software and mathematical models (eg aerodynamics)
  • Communication (I/O) interfaces and electrical test equipment
  • Missile Hardware subsystems (Seeker, Inertial Measurement Unit and Missile Computer)
  • High performance hydraulic equipment to represent missile and target motion
  • Target scene generators to emit Infrared or Radio Frequency radiation
  • The work also involves analysing missile system behaviour and performance. HWIL work therefore develops a broad range of skills and is suitable for graduates of a wide range of engineering subjects.

What’s great about joining this team?
The HWIL department consists of a relatively small team of highly skilled and versatile engineers with a broad mixture of technical expertise and experience. Everyone in the team is friendly, approachable and willing to help whenever necessary.

The general attitude and culture of the team is one of commitment and flexibility, going the extra mile to get the job done right.


  • You will have access to the full breadth of training courses and facilities that MBDA offers. For the SD&V function some relevant courses you may take part in include DOORS Training, MBSE Training and Writing Requirements.
  • You will also benefit from training and support provided by experienced engineers within the department and project teams.
  • MBDA support continual professional development such as engineering Chartership through multiple accrediting organisations.

What you would get
Starting salary of £26,250 with two pay reviews per year during the first two years,joining bonus of £2,000 if you have a Bachelors or £2,500 if you have a Masters. 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.

What we are looking for

  • Good communication skills
  • Additional skills and tools that would be beneficial
  • Broad scope of knowledge (not too limited to a single subject)
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Coding (preferably C)
  • Experience of Matlab/Simulink
  • Experience of working with hardware

Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible forSC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.


Engineering or technical degree (engineering, physics, mathematics, aerospace, electronics, computing, control theory, systems etc)

Accepted degree subjects


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 28/02/2019

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Closing date: Continuous recruitment


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