Software - Summer Placement 2017
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Software - Summer Placement 2017

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

Job description

A summer placement inside the Software Engineering and Technologies (SET) function provides an excellent platform to gain experience working on a real software project in a professional environment and to learn from experienced engineers throughout the placement. This role will enhance your knowledge and experience for any remaining years of study and is a great way to open up new opportunities for your future career.

What will you be doing?

You will be working on a complex multi-discipline project tailored for summer placements, utilising embedded hardware. You will gain experience with C/C++, low level hardware interactions and the full software development cycle from design to release.

You will also be ensuring the functional and technical robustness of project deliverables and be responsible for the creation and maintenance of technical documentation.

Non-technical responsibilities include interfacing with other functions, making sound business decisions, learning a general overview of the business to better understand your own role and keeping team members and managers up to date with your progress on a project and personal development level.

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

  • A proactive attitude and be comfortable taking the initiative.
  • A willingness to learn and apply newly gained knowledge quickly.
  • To be capable of working as part of a team and individually.
  • Being adaptable to changing requirements

Qualifications and experience requirements

To be expecting to obtain at least a 2:2 in a Computer Science or other science or engineering based degree such as Physics, Maths, Software Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

Accepted degree subjects

physics · transport engineering · mathematics · aerospace engineering · mechanical engineering · computer sciences and IT · electronic and electrical engineering · engineering management


Competitive salary

Flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), sporting activities, fantastic site facilities.




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