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IP Network Design Architect/Authority (SDA)


Airbus Engineering
Location: Stevenage
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Defence
Category: Architects Jobs
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AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

Airbus pioneers sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world. The Company constantly innovates to provide efficient and technologically-advanced solutions in aerospace, defence, and connected services. In commercial aircraft, Airbus offers modern and fuel-efficient airliners and associated services. Airbus is also a Europeanleader in defence and security and one of the world's leading space businesses. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions and services worldwide.

Job Description

IP Network Design Architect/Authority

Description of the job

This role, based either at Corsham or Stevenage, will form part of the Skynet 5 Systems Design Authority (SDA) Team, and is specifically accountable for the remote locations of a wider carrier-grade IP Network. As a SDA you will typically engage at the preliminary design stage of the project and will be a key member of the design process as the solution progresses. Occasional travel is expected to the Ground Station installations and customer locations in the UK. As part of the role there may also be a requirement to travel to customer installations overseas.

The Systems Design Authority (SDA) role is a key role for Airbus Defence and Space service delivery enabling project timelines and revenue.

This post would suit anyone in current/previous roles of Network Design Architect, Technical Architect, Technical IP Consultant/SME or Senior Systems Engineer.

The successful candidate will need to be eligible to gain UK SC Security Clearance to undertake the role.

Priority will be given to employees whose position is impacted by a workforce adaptation initiative.

Tasks and Accountabilities

Ownership of assigned design baselines.
Overseeing the assurance and integrity of engineered and documented designs.
Championing the engineering disciplines.
Ensure that the Customer requirements are fully captured, managed, analysed and understood.
Ensure that Verification and Qualification activities are conducted in a traceable manner (to the customer requirement).
Supporting the Change Management Process.
Capacity Planning & Records (ports, devices, modules, IOS variants, etc.).
Ensure that Implementation Teams understand the expected design outputs and basis for the design; provide guidance and advice as required.
Ensuring that designs are consistent across our Managed Services so that efficiencies can be achieved in areas such as:

Reusable network configuration.
Reusable knowledge and skills.
Simple, reusable, consistent and robust integration to other facets of Managed Services that the design needs to plug up to.
Has acceptance from the wider SDA team on design strategies, which should be d frequently.

Required skills and Experience

You must have come from a Telecoms or Satellite Communications background to be suitable for this role. Experience in most of the following areas is also desirable: -
Experience with either Service Provider IP Networks or large-scale Enterprise WAN environments.
Professional level certifications such as Cisco Certified Network Professional– Service Provider (CCNP-SP), Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), or similar experience, is being sought.
Extensive experience of OSPF, MPLS, BGP, VPN technologies (Layer2 & Layer 3), QoS and IPSec.
Recognised design leadership in past roles.
Proven hands-on implementation.
Technical project management.
Demonstrated knowledge of other areas outside of main SDA competence (good around knowledge of Service features)
Knowledge of Encryption devices, technologies and protocols

Knowledge of SDN, Segment Routing and SD-WAN would also be advantageous.

In return we can offer a competitive remuneration package; an ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, adoption and d parental leave 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.

Please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for the selection process – you can this with the Recruitment Business Partner who gets in touch if you are invited to interview. Examples of this may include (but is 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.

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.
IP Network Design Architect/Authority (SDA)

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AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

Airbus pioneers sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world. The Company constantly innovates to provide efficient and technologically-advanced solutions in aerospace, defence, and connected services. In commercial aircraft, Airbus offers modern and fuel-efficient airliners and associated services. Airbus is also a Europeanleader in defence and security and one of the world's leading space businesses. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions and services worldwide.

Job Description

IP Network Design Architect/Authority

Description of the job

This role, based either at Corsham or Stevenage, will form part of the Skynet 5 Systems Design Authority (SDA) Team, and is specifically accountable for the remote locations of a wider carrier-grade IP Network. As a SDA you will typically engage at the preliminary design stage of the project and will be a key member of the design process as the solution progresses. Occasional travel is expected to the Ground Station installations and customer locations in the UK. As part of the role there may also be a requirement to travel to customer installations overseas.

The Systems Design Authority (SDA) role is a key role for Airbus Defence and Space service delivery enabling project timelines and revenue.

This post would suit anyone in current/previous roles of Network Design Architect, Technical Architect, Technical IP Consultant/SME or Senior Systems Engineer.

The successful candidate will need to be eligible to gain UK SC Security Clearance to undertake the role.

Priority will be given to employees whose position is impacted by a workforce adaptation initiative.

Tasks and Accountabilities

Ownership of assigned design baselines.
Overseeing the assurance and integrity of engineered and documented designs.
Championing the engineering disciplines.
Ensure that the Customer requirements are fully captured, managed, analysed and understood.
Ensure that Verification and Qualification activities are conducted in a traceable manner (to the customer requirement).
Supporting the Change Management Process.
Capacity Planning & Records (ports, devices, modules, IOS variants, etc.).
Ensure that Implementation Teams understand the expected design outputs and basis for the design; provide guidance and advice as required.
Ensuring that designs are consistent across our Managed Services so that efficiencies can be achieved in areas such as:

Reusable network configuration.
Reusable knowledge and skills.
Simple, reusable, consistent and robust integration to other facets of Managed Services that the design needs to plug up to.
Has acceptance from the wider SDA team on design strategies, which should be d frequently.

Required skills and Experience

You must have come from a Telecoms or Satellite Communications background to be suitable for this role. Experience in most of the following areas is also desirable: -
Experience with either Service Provider IP Networks or large-scale Enterprise WAN environments.
Professional level certifications such as Cisco Certified Network Professional– Service Provider (CCNP-SP), Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), or similar experience, is being sought.
Extensive experience of OSPF, MPLS, BGP, VPN technologies (Layer2 & Layer 3), QoS and IPSec.
Recognised design leadership in past roles.
Proven hands-on implementation.
Technical project management.
Demonstrated knowledge of other areas outside of main SDA competence (good around knowledge of Service features)
Knowledge of Encryption devices, technologies and protocols

Knowledge of SDN, Segment Routing and SD-WAN would also be advantageous.

In return we can offer a competitive remuneration package; an ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, adoption and d parental leave 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.

Please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for the selection process – you can this with the Recruitment Business Partner who gets in touch if you are invited to interview. Examples of this may include (but is 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.

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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