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Airbus Engineering
Location: Portsmouth
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Defence
Category: Design / Development Jobs
Instrument Systems Engineer - Satellite Payloads

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 has arisen for a Payload Instrument Systems Engineer within Airbus Defence and Space in Portsmouth.

The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting the Instrument Systems Engineering process, applied to the development of Earth Observation remote sensing Payloads. This system support spans all aspects of the early phases of the payload development lifecycle.

The successful applicant will be subject to UK Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

Tasks & accountabilities

The main tasks and responsibilities for this role are:

- Oversea and conduct the project based activities from concept development, through to preliminary design and development phases
- Identify the stakeholder and end user requirements and capture their needs and expectations
- Elicit and validate mission, system and instrument requirements whilst considering the complete system lifecycle
- Design and define possible architectures, considering the functions and other requirements (constraints)
- Lead modelling using appropriate modelling methods and tools
- Lead analysis (e.g. performance)
- Perform trade-off analysis in order to select the best solution fulfilling the requirements
- Validate architecture
- Define and manage interface requirements
- Lead verification of the implementation and its interfaces

This role will involve frequent travel for business and as such you must be able to travel accordingly.

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

The required skills for this role are as follows:
- Proven relevant experience in payload instruments, preferably microwave or optical
- Project management capabilities
- High standard of written and oral communication
- Degree in Physics, Electronics or related Engineering discipline or MSc in an appropriate subject

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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