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Solution Architect - SatCom Systems


Airbus Engineering
Location: Portsmouth
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Defence
Category: Architects Jobs
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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

This role can be located at Portsmouth, Stevenage or Newport.

We are looking for a Solution Architect to join Airbus Defence and Space i. Reporting to the Solution leader for Satellite Communications Systems within our Secure Communications business line, you will define, steer and lead the implementation of the architecture and technical bricks as key elements of the Satcom solution.

Secure Communication provides satellite based communication systems and services, for military and governments globally. We have ambitious plans to grow this business area and Secure Communication is building solutions to reinforce its offer (systems, products, and services) and support growth in this market.

You will work closely with the Satcom Solution Leader and the Product Management team as well as in the Engineering teams, which are located in France, Germany and the UK.

You will need to be eligible able to gain UK SC Security Clearance to undertake the role.

Tasks and Accountabilities

During the Solution business plan building phase, you will:



Analyse the currently available technical offering (customer solution, system/product/component and technical assets/service portfolio), performs a technical-economical assessment of competitors , contribute to SWOT analysis, identify axis for reinforcement and improvement (technical, cost base, etc)



Contribute to build the business case for various solutions for satellite communication ground segment (governmental and/or military) by bringing technical inputs allowing the solution(s) offer positioning , defining its high level architecture and constituents, building the associated development plan (cost/schedule/resource), relying on internally available assets in SC portfolio as well as other business assets (e.g. Space Systems)



Contribute to defining solution requirements



Define the preliminary system architecture (CONOPS, functional analysis and architecture, system breakdown, main components)



Contribute to analysis and trade-offs among possible solutions



Define the required R&T/R&D needs (content/scope/cost/schedule) hence contributing to R&T/D roadmap building and the associated solution roadmap



Build together with other stakeholders Make/Buy/Partner technical strategy,



Building a standardized solution offer



Contribute to Maturity Gate milestones for solution, components and products Interact with Business Development, Bid Support, solution & product portfolio, technical leads for SatCom programs, in coordination with the Solution Manager

During the solution creation and delivery phase, your activities shall progressively shift to:



Becoming the Solution Technical Lead (equivalent to a program Chief Engineer/Lead System Engineer)



Building the solution System Engineering Management Plan (scope, budget, structure (WBS/PBS/OBS/CBS), technical project guidelines, development schedule, resource plan)



Setting up and the leading the Solution Development according the proposed plan ,



Contribute to RFI/RFP, in order to ensure the success of the solution to meet the market , adjusting the solution scope and plan to meet the specific customer and market requirements (cost, time to market, scope)

Your role will involve regular travel, typically business trips, usually short (1-3 days), across mainly Europe and occasionally worldwide.

Required Skills



Experience within the telecommunications industry, with a significant exposure to satellite communication, typically during initial definition up to delivery of satellite communication ground systems



Knowledge of architecture and functions for space segment GEO/MEO/LEO and ground segment (control and user ground communication , user terminals, system planning and configuration, external interfaces



Experience in setting-up and leading a project in a complex technical environment



Experience working in a collaborative projects environment, with several internal and external stakeholder (partner, suppliers, etc)

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, so if you require any reasonable adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.

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

In return we can offer a competitive salary with annual profit ; an ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and d parental leave and strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

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.
Solution Architect - SatCom Systems

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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

This role can be located at Portsmouth, Stevenage or Newport.

We are looking for a Solution Architect to join Airbus Defence and Space i. Reporting to the Solution leader for Satellite Communications Systems within our Secure Communications business line, you will define, steer and lead the implementation of the architecture and technical bricks as key elements of the Satcom solution.

Secure Communication provides satellite based communication systems and services, for military and governments globally. We have ambitious plans to grow this business area and Secure Communication is building solutions to reinforce its offer (systems, products, and services) and support growth in this market.

You will work closely with the Satcom Solution Leader and the Product Management team as well as in the Engineering teams, which are located in France, Germany and the UK.

You will need to be eligible able to gain UK SC Security Clearance to undertake the role.

Tasks and Accountabilities

During the Solution business plan building phase, you will:



Analyse the currently available technical offering (customer solution, system/product/component and technical assets/service portfolio), performs a technical-economical assessment of competitors , contribute to SWOT analysis, identify axis for reinforcement and improvement (technical, cost base, etc)



Contribute to build the business case for various solutions for satellite communication ground segment (governmental and/or military) by bringing technical inputs allowing the solution(s) offer positioning , defining its high level architecture and constituents, building the associated development plan (cost/schedule/resource), relying on internally available assets in SC portfolio as well as other business assets (e.g. Space Systems)



Contribute to defining solution requirements



Define the preliminary system architecture (CONOPS, functional analysis and architecture, system breakdown, main components)



Contribute to analysis and trade-offs among possible solutions



Define the required R&T/R&D needs (content/scope/cost/schedule) hence contributing to R&T/D roadmap building and the associated solution roadmap



Build together with other stakeholders Make/Buy/Partner technical strategy,



Building a standardized solution offer



Contribute to Maturity Gate milestones for solution, components and products Interact with Business Development, Bid Support, solution & product portfolio, technical leads for SatCom programs, in coordination with the Solution Manager

During the solution creation and delivery phase, your activities shall progressively shift to:



Becoming the Solution Technical Lead (equivalent to a program Chief Engineer/Lead System Engineer)



Building the solution System Engineering Management Plan (scope, budget, structure (WBS/PBS/OBS/CBS), technical project guidelines, development schedule, resource plan)



Setting up and the leading the Solution Development according the proposed plan ,



Contribute to RFI/RFP, in order to ensure the success of the solution to meet the market , adjusting the solution scope and plan to meet the specific customer and market requirements (cost, time to market, scope)

Your role will involve regular travel, typically business trips, usually short (1-3 days), across mainly Europe and occasionally worldwide.

Required Skills



Experience within the telecommunications industry, with a significant exposure to satellite communication, typically during initial definition up to delivery of satellite communication ground systems



Knowledge of architecture and functions for space segment GEO/MEO/LEO and ground segment (control and user ground communication , user terminals, system planning and configuration, external interfaces



Experience in setting-up and leading a project in a complex technical environment



Experience working in a collaborative projects environment, with several internal and external stakeholder (partner, suppliers, etc)

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, so if you require any reasonable adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.

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

In return we can offer a competitive salary with annual profit ; an ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and d parental leave and strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

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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