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6 months ago
Airbus Engineering
Location: Portsmouth
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Defence
Category: Design / Development Jobs
Communications System Engineer

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 Europeanleader 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

A vacancy for a Communications Systems Engineer has arisen within Airbus Defence & Space in Portsmouth. You will work in our Terminals team within our Secure Communications group and report to the Head of Terminals.

You will have a background in Communications System Engineering, experience of working directly with customers and be comfortable presenting ideas / concepts to the customer.

The successful candidate will be subject to a BPSS check (including a criminal record check) in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

Tasks & accountabilities

Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:
- End-to-end communications, specifically RF Satcom system design and development
- Ground terminal system design
- Communications System test strategy development and Validation, Verification and Test plan documentation
- System specification development
- System design studies
- End-to-end network performance analysis (capacity, QoS performance)
- Requirements analysis
- System sub-element specification
- Interfacing with Management Segment, modems and complex antenna systems.

This role will involve occasional travel for business, likely within UK and possibly USA.

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.

Required skills

You will have a proven track record in:
- Communications system design and implementation
- Requirements management and tracing

In return we can offer a competitive salary with annual profit ; an ever growing list of company benefits and strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

We value the strength that diverse perspectives bring to our business; if you require any reasonable adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process please discuss this with the Recruitment Business Partner who contacts you.

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