Airbus Defence and Space Ltd.
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world's leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.
Description of the job
Due to growth in the Space sector Airbus is looking for a Software Engineer to join its multi-disciplined team responsible for the development, testing and delivery of satellite ground control system products used for a variety of Navigation, Science and Earth Observation Missions.
In this software engineering role we require a dynamic and enthusiastic person with a strong foundation of software development experience who is passionate about being a part of this exciting field of space and ground system technology.
In return we can offer a competitive salary with annual profit share; an ever growing list of company benefits and strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.
The successful applicant will need to be eligible to gain UK SC Security Clearance to undertake the role.
Tasks & accountabilities
The successful applicant will be responsible for developing software tools and applications to support the satellite ground systems engineering team. These software applications are key to the management, control and processing of spacecraft data.
The role involves the analysis of user requirements, software architectural design, software coding, testing and preparation of the related documentation and Software Operations Manuals. It will also involve providing product support including product integration into software systems, product enhancement and anomaly investigation and resolution.
The successful applicant will work as part of the ground systems team but also be able to work independently seeking clarification with the relevant experts and management when required.
The role offers the opportunity to grow and gain knowledge in multiple ground system disciplines and also take on further responsibilities in future. This coupled with the opportunity for mobility within Airbus provides exciting career development opportunities.
While the role is based in Portsmouth some travel for business to various locations around the globe may be required - this could include Europe, USA or Japan and will likely involve one trip annually for 2-3 weeks to support integration activities.
This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.
We are looking for applicants with the following skills and experience:
- Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a related discipline;
- Programming skills to include:
o Linux and Windows;
- Able to listen, understand and communicate information effectively;
- At home in a technical team environment;
- Comfortable analysing and generating solutions to complex problems;
- Work independently when required.