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 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.
About the Skynet 6A Project
Airbus Defence and Space provides a range of space-based services to customers worldwide including supporting the UK Armed Forces, and its NATO Allies. Airbus has owned and operated the Skynet military communications system, providing 24/7 services across the world for more than 15 years on behalf of the UK MOD.
In July 2020, Airbus Defence and Space signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to extend and enhance the Skynet fleet. The project involves the development, manufacture, cyber protection, assembly, integration, test and launch, of a military communications satellite, Skynet 6A, planned for launch in 2025.
This contract for 6A demonstrates the strong working partnership we have with UK MOD, built on the success we have jointly achieved on the Skynet 5 system since 2003 and continues our long tradition as the UK national milsatcom end-to-end services provider. We are now actively recruiting to grow the Skynet 6A delivery team and have a number of vacancies across a diverse range of disciplines.
Description of the Job
We are looking for a System Engineer to join Airbus Defence and Space in Portsmouth. You will join our Waveform team within the Modem Product Group and will report to the Head of Modems.
The Modem Product Group is undertaking the design and implementation of a series of satellite communications Software Defined Radio (SDR) modem systems for Government and Military use.
As a System Engineer, you will research and develop waveform and signal processing aspects of Satellite Communications (SATCOM) modem products and associated communications systems.
You may not have a complete understanding of the engineering techniques and technical aspects of satellite modem systems, but we'll be happy to teach you through a combination of working with our existing team and by training.
You will need to be eligible to gain UK SC Security Clearance to undertake the role.
Tasks and Accountabilities
Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:
· Lead the specification and guide the implementation and test of Software Defined Radio (SDR) waveform, Radio Frequency (RF) and Digital Signal Processing (DSP) aspects of innovative SATCOM modem systems
· Specify complex communications systems in response to requirements
· Define sub-systems, including communicating risk
· Specify test and verification techniques
· Diagnose hardware, firmware and software problems in the laboratory prototyping environment
· Some experience with SDR, flexible modems or complex DSP systems
· Working knowledge of formal system engineering methods and signal processing tools such as MATLAB/Simulink
· Some knowledge of high speed A/D and D/A, System-on-chip Transceivers & FPGA's
· Familiarity with modern test equipment, vector signal analysers and generators
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.
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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.