Development Integration Engineer (HWIL)

Posted on Jun 11, 2019 by CV-Library

Stevenage, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
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.

The Role

This role will be very hands on with both missile hardware and software together with HWIL facility equipment.

- You will participate in the technical definition of HWIL simulation elements.

- Assist in the development of HWIL simulation elements

- Conduct and validate integration of missile sub-systems with HWIL simulation elements.

- Analyse results from testing and investigate and resolve any anomolies with other engineering disciplines.

- Assist with the running of project specific testing

- Assist in maintaining the equipment within the HWIL facility

What\'s great about the role?

- 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’s great about joining this team?

We are a small, highly experienced, multi skilled team, renowned for delivering critical testing for MBDA. We are highly pro-active and passionate about the work we do.

The team has a strong problem solving approach to work, where a real difference can be made by everybody in the team.

There is an 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.

What are we looking for?


- Good problem solving and analytical skills

- Strong communications skills, able to explain complex issues to people with varying technical backgrounds and depth of knowledge

- Be pro-active and be capable of working on their own initiative with minimum supervision

- Able to work with varied engineering teams

- Basic understanding of computer science principals

- Able to work safely and confidently with hardware

- Basic understanding of electronics


- Familiarity with Systems Engineering principals

- Knowledge of communications protocols (e.g. RS422, Ethernet, MODBUS)

- Knowledge of EO/RF technologies may be advantageous

- Some familiarity with software (C, C++, MATLAB)

- Workshop skills (use of pillar drills, hand tools, soldering, etc...)

What would you get?

- Competitive salaries, 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) and superb learning and development opportunities.

Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.

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Reference: 210199903

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