Software - Year Long Placement 2017
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Software - Year Long Placement 2017

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

Job description

As a new member of the Software Engineering and Technologies (SET) team, you will be directly involved with a diverse range of projects. You will gain exposure to numerous programming languages, software tools and software lifecycle methodologies, ensuring your time in SET is an engaging, challenging and unique experience.

What will you be doing?

You will be developing the skills necessary to become a well-rounded software engineer. This goal will be achieved through a combination of technical training, challenging project work and career support.

You will work closely with other teams in a variety of development stages within our weapons systems including both embedded and front end software development on a range of platforms, such as Windows and Linux, utilising C/C++, Ada and Java. 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. You will also have the opportunity to organise and support business level activities such as forums, talks and presentations, competitions and charity events.

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 have obtained or 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 · mathematics · computer sciences and IT · electronic and electrical engineering


Competitive salary

Flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, discounted private healthcare scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), and superb learning and development opportunities.




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