Missile Electronics Test Engineer Summer Placement 2017
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Missile Electronics Test Engineer Summer Placement 2017

MBDA UK Limited
Competitive salary
Time left to apply
11 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

The Test Systems function provides test capabilities and solutions throughout the product life cycle; from early prototype development testing, through to factory production testing and in-service product support; field test sets deployed into rugged and harsh environments.

There are currently opportunities on the graduate scheme, for undergraduate placements, and on the Summer Placement scheme.During any of these roles you will be able to gain a wealth of experience in a fast paced and dynamic environment where multi-disciplined teams work together to deliver quality test solutions.

What will you be doing?

As key members of the Test Systems department, graduates or undergraduates will develop an extensive knowledge and gain hands on experience in one or a combination of the disciplines below:

  • Analogue and Digital circuit design and circuit test techniques;
  • Circuit debugging;
  • System architecture for Test Systems;
  • Embedded circuit design (Analogue, Digital, FPGA etc.);
  • Automated instrumentation and control technologies;
  • The manufacturing process;

There will also be further opportunities to further develop additional skills, such as:

  • Software development using a Structured Programming Language;
  • Management and leadership development opportunities;
  • Systems Engineering of Test Solutions.

Test Systems provides an environment where successful applicants have the opportunity to develop their understanding and practical application on both Test Equipment hardware and software domains. These opportunities can both be specialised within one of the respective domains, or increasingly, be an integration of the two disciplines; for those wishing to develop a system level capability, to architect overall test solutions, and associated Integration and Validation proving.Summer Placement students will take part in a group project, run between the Test Systems, Embedded, Mechanical and Software departments. It will be a self-contained project responsible for delivering important demonstrable capabilities back into the company.

Company information

MBDA is a global leader in the design and manufacture of missiles and missile systems; competing at the forefront of the defence industry.

MBDA is a multi-national company, with 10,000 employees on industrial facilities spanning France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States. With some of the most sophisticated technology in defence, MBDA is Europe’s leading guided weapons company and prime complex weapon contractor to the UK MOD. With this in mind we continually look to broaden our existing talent base whilst maintaining a strategic edge and exploiting new markets and applications for our world-class technology base.

Person requirements

Qualifications and experience requirements

Graduates will be qualified to degree level or above (minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent) in electronic engineering, general engineering (with electronics) or related subjects. A practical knowledge of software development would be beneficial, but not essential.

Both the Undergraduate and Graduate Schemes within Electronics Engineering are accredited with the IET. Graduates are expected, and supported, to work towards C. Eng registration. I. Eng registration can also be supported where appropriate. Undergraduates are expected to work towards their Eng. Tech registration.

Accepted degree subjects

transport engineering · aerospace engineering · mechanical engineering · electronic and electrical engineering · engineering management


Competitive salary

Flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level).




Contract and working hours

Fixed term · Full-time

How to apply

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

Closing date: 31/01/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/01/2017