Software Engineer (HWIL)

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The Opportunity
To work in a unique and exclusive high technology test facility, integrating and testing missile hardware in a dynamic environment providing a critical test capability to MBDA and our customers.
You would be part of a small, multi-skilled team, doing complex technical work and experiencing a wide variety of technologies and engineering disciplines. The UK HWIL team is part of a wider, integrated, international HWIL team conducting similar activities in France and Italy, where sharing of knowledge, tools and techniques is strongly promoted.
Hardware In The Loop (HWIL) work is predominantly ‘hands on’ with real missile equipment and sophisticated test facilities. The role of the team involves designing, developing and using closed loop HWIL simulations to investigate and prove the behaviours and performance of MBDAs products over a range of different conditions to ensure high confidence in the operation of our products. HWIL testing forms a critical part of the missile design and development cycle, where testing is focussed on understanding and investigating product characteristics and behaviours, often with prototype equipment and cutting edge technologies, not simply testing on a production line.

What are we looking for?
•Strong ability and experience of software development, ideally using C, C++ or similar
•Experience developing within the Linux environment.
•Good problem solving skills
•Be pro-active and be capable of working on their own initiative with minimum supervision
•Able to work with varied engineering teams
•Experience of Integrating hardware and software.
•Experience with multi-threaded software products.
•Experience of driver level software development.
•Experience using Matlab/Simulink
•Understanding of real time computing systems
•Understanding of mathematical modelling concepts
•Ability to visualise and analyse complex systems

What’s in it for you?

Exposure to new challenges giving continual opportunities for growth and problem solving
Experience of working in a diverse engineering environment with exposure to many different engineering skills and activities, giving lots of opportunities for learning
Working closely with specialists both within HWIL and specialist engineers across MBDA both nationally and internationally
Working with real equipment, not just a desk job
Opportunities to gain deep knowledge of how MBDA products work by testing them as a system.

What would you get?
Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), superb learning and development opportunities and more….

The Role

This role focuses on design, implementation and support to software items used within the HWIL facility. These software items vary between software to control mathematical models with input/output interfaces in real time through to software for performing data analysis and visualisation.
This role will also provide the opportunity to work ‘hands on’ with sophisticated test equipment and missile hardware. Unlike many COTS real time Hardware in the Loop software products, MBDA produces it’s own Linux PC based toolsets as our needs go well beyond any COTS products currently available.

What’s great about the team?
A relatively small, highly experienced, multi skilled team, renowned for delivering critical testing for MBDA
The team are highly pro-active and passionate about the work that they do. The team has a strong problem solving approach to work, where a real difference can be made by everybody in the team. Opportunity to develop “hands on” and practical engineering solutions from the varied skills within the team who offer a high level of support to each other.

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).
MBDA is 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.
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Stevenage, Hertfordshire Location
Permanent Job Type