Electro-Optic Engineer Summer Placement 2023



MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.Electro-Optic Engineer Summer Placement

What is the opportunity?

Our Electro-Optics Seekers & Sensors department works on projects that cover the whole product lifecycle from research and development through to full product design and production. We provide expertise and support into all projects within MBDA involving EO technologies, as well as investing in research and development of innovative technologies which will shape the future of our products. This role presents an exciting opportunity to experience all of these areas through a range of systems design, computational modelling, lab testing and field trials within an innovative team culture.

What will you be doing?

This role will involve a variety of work across the range of technologies we specialise in, including infra-red seekers, sensors, optics, lasers, Computational Imaging and Directed Energy Weapons (DEW). You will be undertaking ambitious and rewarding tasks involving:

  • Researching EO technologies and solutions,
  • Building, testing and evaluating prototype demonstrators in the lab,
  • Designing sub-systems using systems engineering,
  • Specifying and evaluating performance of full seeker systems,
  • Integrating industry-leading hardware and components,
  • Modelling and simulating of sensors, targets and environments,
  • Capturing and analysing IR imagery in field trials.

Throughout your placement you will be working within a team whilst taking ownership of small packages of work to feed into wider programmes and impact their direction. Roles will often involve collaboration across the wider EO group, working with Technical Experts, Lab Custodians and Programme Leads.

Our roles will typically allow a blend of on-site and at-home working to suit the needs of the role and the individual. You will have support from the whole team both virtually and in person, as well as access to our range of high-tech lab equipment.

What are the benefits for you?

  • Excellent opportunities for personal development
  • Access to a vast array of training and opportunities to learn directly from experts in the field
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge to influence the direction of technologies and projects
  • Experience all phases of the product lifecycle
  • Diverse range of roles available creating varied and stimulating work
  • Excellent team culture with a collaborative and innovative mind-set
  • Team members are friendly, approachable and offer support throughout all aspects of the role
  • Opportunity to work alongside highly skilled engineers and physicists
  • Team events and socials, building stronger relationships in and out of the office
  • Interaction with other departments across the wider technical community, including external customers and suppliers
  • Entry criteria, salary and start date
  • Currently studying towards a Degree in any relevant applied Physics, Electronics or Engineering degree
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • A passion for applying your university learning to real-world engineering projects and technologies
  • £20,000 salary (pro rata)
  • 10 or 12 week placement starting June 2023

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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