Simulation and Modelling Engineer Graduate 2023



MBDA Missile Systems – Together. For the Future of Defence.

Simulation and Modelling Graduate Engineer

System modelling is a vital tool used to ensure MBDA provides reliable and cost effective weapon systems to our customers!

We build a variety of dynamic system performance and real time training models for MBDA products that are developed and used extensively throughout the product lifecycle, from concept through to in service support. When used internally our performance models allow our system designers to estimate performance, which they can use to guide the product design. For our customer, performance models provide a method of verifying system performance whilst reducing reliance on prohibitively expensive testing and trials. Our training models contribute to a real time training environment for pilots. Once the product is in service, the customer continues to use our models to understand system capability and assist with operator training.

What's the opportunity?

Models of modern weapon system are made up of a large number of automated subsystems integrated together to provide the overall capability. This provides unique challenges when: developing accurate system - or system of system level - models that are both large in scale and highly sophisticated with many interdependencies; or when developing training models designed to run at real time whilst maintaining an accurate representation of the weapon system. As a model developer this means you will often encounter new and exciting problems which will require you to apply your intuition and innovation to solve.

You will learn how to build simulation software in programming languages/environments such as:

  • Mathworks (MATLAB, Simulink and Stateflow)
  • Fortran
  • C/C++

Our teams implement Agile working practices and dynamic working across multiple projects to meet demand, aided by the use of collaborative tools. We also work closely with other departments and companies to integrate subsystem models and design data. From these interactions you will gain a broad understanding of each subsystem that makes up the weapon and how the system architecture makes these subsystems work together to provide an overall capability.

This role is best suited to those interested in mathematical modelling and programming, are passionate about solving complex problems within highly technical teams and enjoy working in a supportive environment.

The majority of your time you'll be working onsite in an office environment with a team of people around you to support you with your work.

Entry Criteria, Salary and Benefits

  • Degree qualified to minimum 2.2 in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Engineering related disciplines.
  • £30,000 starting salary plus £3,000 joining bonus
  • Pension Scheme
  • Access to range of employee discounts including Dining and Lifestyle discounts subsidised gym membership and more

Why choose us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We're here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK's work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

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MBDA UK Limited

MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multinational group with 10,000 employees at industrial facilities in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States.

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