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Communication Systems Engineer

  • Blandford Forum (Dorset)

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Job Description:

SECURITY CLEARANCE:  This role involves working within the UK Defence industry, requiring the applicant to be able to be security cleared to a UK SC level.(Must have been a UK resident for a minimum of 5 years) 

LOCATION: This role is a site based role working from our LSRC offices in Blandford Camp, Dorset.

TYPE: Full time - Permanent


Financial Reward: Competitive salary, annual profit share, contributory pension, share options, car leasing scheme, free onsite parking, season ticket loan, tax-free technology scheme, discounted shopping and much more.

Work / Life Balance: 37 hour week, flexible working around core hours and Friday afternoons off, hybrid working, up to 2 additional days per month as TOIL, option to buy/sell holiday.

Personal Development: Personalised development plan, Airbus Leadership University and unlimited access to 10,000+ E-learning courses, internal mobility including international opportunities.

Health & Wellbeing: Wellbeing benefits (including 24/7 online GP and mental health support), Employee Assistance Programme, discounted family health / dental insurance / eye tests, cycle-to-work scheme, on-site canteen and coffee shop.

Family and Caregiving: Life assurance, enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave and caregiving.

Our world is changing. And so are we. From our commitment to zero-carbon flight ( #ZEROe ) to cleaning up space , sustainability is at the heart of our purpose . So what's your next change?

We have an exciting opportunity for a communications systems engineer to work for an innovative, forward thinking global business, which is pioneering sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world. 

You will join our multidisciplinary Future Products team to develop Airbus’ next communications, navigation and data processing satellite payloads. 

Leveraging the most advanced technologies you will engineer world-beating solutions in both an R&D environment and follow-on space flight programmes. 

You will use your skills to perform complex trade-offs, negotiations, simulations, analysis, and laboratory prototyping to develop highly integrated systems, steer supplier developments and influence Airbus roadmaps and strategy.


System design of on-board payload processors including simulation, analysis and laboratory prototyping

Assessing, steering and managing supplier technology development through commercial and institutional programmes

Concept feasibility and generation of new ideas, influencing Airbus roadmaps and strategy



Innovation and initiative in pursuing new ideas, investigating potential technologies / solutions and driving change

Raising the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of digital, photonics or RF systems through software, firmware or hardware development

Terrestrial or space communications systems engineering or networking, e.g. radio access networks, 5G / 6G


Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need and we’ll always do our best to accommodate your request. 

Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments for the selection process – you can share this with your Talent Acquisition Partner if you are invited to interview. Examples may include (but not exclusive to) accessible facilities; auxiliary aids; room layout, etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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.

AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

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Customer Eng.&Technical Support&Services

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