🚀 Internship

Weapon Systems Engineer Undergraduate 2023


2mo ago

🚀 Placement Program


🤑 £20k
Rolling basis


As a Weapon System Engineer in MBDA you will join one of the Weapon System Engineering teams; Network Communications, Weapon Systems Equipment or Weapon Systems Algorithms & Performance.

We are a fast growing, multi-national group that provides a variety of different engineering and specialist skills across a number of projects within MBDA to ensure our products are fit for purpose and delivered on time and to cost. As the complexity of the battlefield increases, so too do our customers' capability needs! Consequently, we have evolved to provide the necessary expertise across a large range of weapon system aspects, much wider than just the missile itself.

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Area of Responsibilities



Network Communications (NC)The Network Communications (NC) department is responsible for delivering secure communication systems into MBDA Weapon Systems across the whole Project Life Cycle. We offer game-changing and effective communication technologies that shape key capabilities of current and future weapon systems.As an engineer within the Network Communications department, you will be responsible for the requirement definition, design evolution, qualification and project management of communication systems, sub systems and technologies. You will join a team that nurtures a positive and collaborative culture and have the opportunity to work across a wide range of areas from major defence programmes to internal research and development studies.  This will include a combination of both independent and team working, plus offer you the flexibility for mixing onsite and offsite working including visiting customers, other MBDA offices, or working from home. Typical activities include:Developing datalink systems to communicate between platforms and missilesWorking with communication and networking technologies and techniquesPlanning and conducting tests in the brand new Comms and Cyber LabDesigning Network Enabled Weapons and influencing key concept and strategy decisionsDeveloping networks that support weapon systems in the battlespaceHelping with future developments in technology and systemsEngaging with a variety of stakeholders, including Suppliers and external MBDA customersWeapon Systems Equipment (WSE)The Weapon System Equipment (WSE) team is responsible for managing groups of equipment and Weapon System sub-systems from the bidding stage, into the concept & requirements generation phase, through their development programme, and on to production & delivery and final integration onto the platform or launcher. The WSE team provides technical and project management to ensure that these products & equipment are fit for purpose and delivered on time and to cost.As an engineer within the Weapon System Equipment team, you will have a unique opportunity to develop skills in several areas (e.g. technical, project management, product delivery) working across a variety of different projects in MBDA to gain a wide breath of knowledge. Typical WSE activities include;Sub-System & Equipment Requirements generation and management.Technical management of equipment development, production and delivery to meet Customer milestones.Managing equipment and hardware development trials.Develop equipment policies and technical standards to improve capability.Regular contact with a variety of partners including external MBDA Customers and Suppliers.Working with a multi-disciplined team across all parts of the product lifecycle (e.g. procurement, commercial, mechanical & electrical engineers, software engineers, trials & integration teams)Weapon System Algorithms and Performance (WSAP)The Weapon System Algorithms and Performance (WSAP) department aims to optimise end-to-end mission performance through innovative development & delivery of system-wide architectures & algorithms. WSAP provides technical expertise across a variety of topics, including weapon system architectures and algorithm development (including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques) for the exploitation of cutting-edge technologies.As a Systems Engineer in WSAP, you will be involved in the development of current and future major systems and sub-systems, including the following activities:Planning, modelling and adapting of missile routes to optimise the effectiveness of the weapon.Automating a weapon's mission planning by leveraging machine learning techniques and simplifying operator decisions.Developing algorithms to enable autonomous behaviours and decision-making capabilities.The delivery of core products such as Target Modelling, Weapon Planning, and Launcher Interfaces etc. into a variety of MBDA programmes.Utilising and exploiting the latest in technological advancements to provide MBDA weapon systems with the most effective, secure and intelligent product.Developing launcher sub-systems for tactical strike missile systems.
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Applicants should be working towards a degree in subjects such as Engineering (Mechanical, Electronic, Systems, Aerospace etc.), Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science.
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