Test Software, Software Engineer Part Time or Term Time Working

  • Location

    Stevenage

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Job ref:

    0a4426cab6e5

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-04-09

  • Client:

    #

MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

The Opportunity

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Software Engineer to join our growing Functional Test Software team in Stevenage on a Part Time basis, working as part of a dynamic team delivering and developing innovative test software solutions by exploiting a wide portfolio of software technologies!
What are we looking for?
Previous software engineering experience in the development of test solutions is desirable, along with:
  • Strong ability to write software in C / C++; experience with C# and scripting languages would be an advantage to our future strategy.
  • A good understanding of automation, continuous integration and DevOps principles and practices.
  • Proactive and able to take ownership of the software development.
  • Great communication skills with a strong motivation for collaboration.
  • Previous experience working in an agile development team.
  • A strong understanding of what is required to build high quality software whilst supporting quality practices.
  • Knowledge of electronics measurement and debug techniques using equipment such as oscilloscopes and spectrum analysers.
  • Understanding of communications and serial interfaces such as RS422, RS485, Modbus, CAN and 1553.
  • Can articulate the benefits of key software craftsmanship practices like unit testing and good design.
  • Someone who is comfortable with change and understands the importance of continuous improvement within a modern software development team.
  • Experience of Test Driven Development within a software engineering context and comfortable with practices like pair programming and lightweight design modelling.

What’s in it for you?

As well as the chance to join a friendly, motivated team and play a part in its evolution:
  • The role supports the whole product portfolio throughout the entire engineering lifecycle, giving you the opportunity to significantly increase your engineering skills and knowledge.
  • To input and craft how Software is developed at MBDA by introducing new development techniques and tools
  • Working closely with our colleagues across the UK, France and Italy may also present the chance for travel to other sites. We also have a secondment scheme between France and the UK, for those who might be interested.
  • Taking part in special interest groups and communities to improve the way we develop and deliver software in a variety of subjects.
  • Great personal development opportunities through various learning and development initiatives to keep your skills at the forefront of software engineering.
  • A supportive working environment enabling you to grow your career in a company with expanding horizons.
  • Working at the sharp end of product development and production, enabling the development and delivery of our world leading products to customers.

What would you get?

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.
The Role
  • Designing and developing Test Equipment software to test world leading complex missile systems and sub-components.
  • Working with a wide range of teams and partners across MBDA to deliver test software capability of products from early concept to production;
  • Exploring and experimenting with new implementations and technologies to meet the ever challenging customer requirements
  • Adopting agility and delivering value to the company giving you are real sense of achievement
  • Working in a Software Engineering office / lab environment engaging with test equipment and electronic circuitry.

What’s great about the team?
  • The UK Test Software team is a multi-disciplined, dynamic, focused and agile team of about 50 engineers specialising in all aspects of Test Solution design, including hardware, software and embedded real-time systems. Making it a great place to learn about the company’s entire product range.

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

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