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Graduate Communications Systems Engineer (Hardware)

Publish Date 18 Jan 2019
Division Airbus Defence and Space
Location Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reference Code 10421855 D EN EXT 5
Functional Area Sub-system development
Contract Type Graduate programme
Work Experience Not specified
Interest Group Graduate - UK
   
Working Time Full time

Graduate Communications Systems Engineer (Hardware)

Airbus Defence and Space Ltd. (Skynet)

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 European leader 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

Start date: September 2019
Location: Portsmouth

Our UK Graduate Programme provides exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the two year period it combines rotational placements with focused training and the possibility of European assignments as well as further personal development and the chance to build your professional network.

From day one, you will be assigned to a particular department and will be guided through the various placement opportunities that exist within your function, the wider business and even with customers and suppliers. This, along with training provided works to ensure you are ready and experienced enough to take the next step of your career following the programme's conclusion.

The Modem Centre of Excellence undertakes fundamental research into and then the design, development and support of state-of-the-art satellite modem technologies. The group’s remit extends to ‘adjacent’ areas areas such as network security, baseband telecommunication and network management technologies. The successful candidate will be guided to become proficient in many technical and non-technical areas. In our experience these will become the bedrock of a successful career.

Tasks & accountabilities

Main activities of the role may include;

• Contributing to the design & development and implementation of Signal Processing solutions (e.g. in firmware) and testing against the target requirements. This will include the preparation, validation and application of mathematical models for simulation and analysis.
• As part of a team, reviewing, enhancing and developing the modem products’ feature set.
• Documenting and presenting your design with a view to reviewing it against the design review.


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

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

• Studying Communications Engineering, Physics, Electronics, Electrical Design or related subject.
• A keen interest in telecommunications systems, their technologies and allied subjects such as Information Security
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.

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

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

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.

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