Weapon Systems Synthetic Environments - Year Long placement 2017
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Weapon Systems Synthetic Environments - Year Long placement 2017

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

Job description

Enthusiastic Undergraduate Software Engineers are required to join our expert team, to take part in the development of 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.

Whilst the majority of your work will be based in Stevenage, you may also have the prospect of travelling 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 functioning robot with a school team for a competition
  • Opportunities to travel

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

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)

Qualifications and experience requirements

Ideally working towards aminimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in an engineering discipline such as Computer Science, Software Engineering or Mathematics.

Accepted degree subjects

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


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).




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