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Airbus Engineering
Location: Portsmouth
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Defence
Category: Graduate Jobs
Graduate Software Systems Engineer


AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019 it generated revenues of 70.5 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 theworld'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.

Job Description

Start date: September 2021

Location: Portsmouth

Application Deadline: 15th November 2020 – however roles may be closed sooner so apply early to avoid disappointment!

Our UK Graduate Programme provides exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the two year period we will offer a combination of both focused formal training, as well as on-the-job learning and the chance to build your professional network.

The programme includes core technical and behavioural training elements that will form an integral part of your learning and help you become familiar with the company and its culture. The training provided will help to ensure you are ready and experienced enough to take the next step of your career following the programme's conclusion.

In this role, you will be working in a team within the highly successful Network Management Systems (NMS) Centre of Excellence. This group develops software products for use in secure satellite communication networks worldwide. The department is currently working with the following areas of technology:

• Micro-Service Software Architecture

• Containerisation and Virtualisation.

• Software Defined Networks

• User Experience Design

• Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

• Distributed Systems


Main activities of the role may include;

Working with one of our development teams, you’ll build on existing skills and contribute to software systems being developed for one of our worldwide clients.
Evaluate suitable software solutions and, from system requirements, propose high level software architectural solutions.
Follow the full software project/product life-cycle (specification, design, implementation, test and installation), and have opportunities to present and demonstrate their work to stakeholders.


Please note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application. We encourage you to take time to decide which of our exciting opportunities is right for you and then submit an application that best represents you, your skills and experience in connection with the role you have selected.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

Achieved a minimum of a 2:1 Honours degree in a Software Engineering or Software Systems subject.
Strong UML/SysML modelling skills.
Knowledge of software interface protocols.
Knowledge of the full software system development lifecycle.
Knowledge of the fundamentals of object orientated programming especially using Java EE.
An interest in working with satellite communication networks.
The ability to work within a team environment, sharing ideas and your work, and working collaboratively to achieve deliveries.

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

This role will be based in Portsmouth and will receive the full Airbus Defence & Space Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000.


Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. If you wish to discuss this further please contact via email -******* Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.
Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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