MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow
Role Title and Location : Principal Product Assurance Engineer - Software, Bristol
Job Ref No : P7746
MBDA Level of role : L4 - £40,000 - 42,000
Reports to : Product Assurance Manager - Software
An opportunity has arisen in the Product Assurance Software Quality team for an engineer to further develop their quality assurance skills working on a diverse range of projects and programmes across the project activities of the Engineering Directorate within the UK to help ensure that MBDA’s hi-
tech weapon systems are developed to the required level of quality.
What are we looking for?
You are a Quality Systems / Software professional experienced in process-based management systems in a design and development environment.
You have knowledge of systems and software processes including national and international standards and assurance requirements.
You will ideally have an Engineering Degree, or equivalent, with an understanding of new and appropriate technologies.
You have a collaborative but objective approach
You communicate clearly, both orally and in writing
You remain calm under pressure and cope well with unexpected changes
You can work independently and as part of a functional and integrated team, and can plan and prioritise your own work
You can grasp the essentials of a project, process, plan or problem but still work the detail
What’s in it for you?
You will understand how complex missile systems are designed, proved and delivered
You will have opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects at all stages of the development life cycle.
You will be working with talented engineers, managers and quality assurance professionals
You will have considerable autonomy in the conduct of your work
You will gain experience of working with Quality professionals from France, Italy and Germany
You will have access to over 300 internal learning and development courses
You will be working as part of a cross functional and international team.
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.
Provide Quality Assurance across both programmes and functional activities of the Engineering Directorate assuring activities comply with BMS process requirements and contractual standards.
Planning and assessing Product Assurance Quality activities (System, Software and Integration Quality Assurance)
Proactively working with the projects and functions to improve MBDA’s processes
To develop, produce, certify and deliver products more effectively.
Identify and mitigate risks and issues / problems associated with process application, effectiveness and compliance.
Lead regular Project Quality Assessments and deliver detailed reports and metrics to the project team.
Develop and implement appropriate action plans with the project.
What’s great about the team?
Product Assurance Software Quality are a small medium team, based in 3 European countries and based in Stevenage and Bristol in the UK, whose role is to provide independent software and systems quality assurance at all stages of development, from initial concept to final qualification.
This particular role will be Bristol based but travel to the other UK sites is likely and on occasion may include some travel to mainland Europe.
We support engineers and managers across several Technical functional domains
We are specialists within a wider quality and technical assurance community
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).