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Solution Architect

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Recruiter: Airbus
Listed on: 3rd August
Location: Portsmouth
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent


We are now looking for a Solution Architect to join Airbus Defence and Space in Portsmouth. You will join the Network Management Systems (NMS) group and report to our Head of NMS Centre of Competence.

We see this as a great opportunity to shape future products and solutions that we develop and deploy to enable our customers to maximise the use of their Satellite Communication Networks. The NMS are a Research and Technology (R&T) package, focusing on filling technology gaps and developing solutions. The team are looking at building future satcom systems using the latest technologies, next level of automation and are very collaborative within the business. 

Our Solution Architects define the top level solution definition and provide guidance to our teams of innovative and enthusiastic engineers - providing cutting edge new technology solutions to meet next-generation mission needs. 

You may be working as a system engineer currently and be looking to take the next step - we can support your development in this direction. And if you are already working at this level of responsibility we can help build on your strengths and provide opportunities to work on interesting and rewarding space and defence projects with like-minded people.

Tasks & Accountabilities
You will be working closely with our team of experienced engineers to build on your knowledge to take your career to the next level. The job involves working directly with our customers and product portfolio team to understand requirements, defining solutions with the support of other members of the team (Systems, Software Engineers) and working with the team to develop proof of concepts and sharing these in field trials. After successful trials the solutions are handed over to other teams to further develop into full products. The role could involve travel within the UK and worldwide and you will need to be eligible to gain UK SC Security Clearance for this team. 

Skills & Experience

  • This position is in the field of NMS, so we are looking for proven experience of a similar area (e.g. IP Network Management, Satcom Planning, etc) or an area of similar complexity.

  • Background of technical leadership for a team system engineers

  • Solution engineering - ability to define a top level solution using COTS and/or bespoke developments

  • Knowledge of modelling tools and UML/SysML - we value working code/proof of concept over documentation but recognise the importance of high level design 

  • A commercial background of understanding the wider picture of solution architecture and business impacts

  • Track record of engaging and presenting to multiple stakeholders and customers

  • Software engineering - experience of working closely with software engineers (if you still want to continue coding, we can support this)

  • Knowledge/interest of satellite communication systems/industry (doesn't have to be military)

What Airbus Can Offer You 

  • A competitive salary with annual profit share

  • An ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave 

  • Very strong, very real career development options across our transnational, market leading company

  • A hybrid working pattern of 2 to 3 days per week in the office and 2 to 3 days remotely

  • Flexible hours - 37 per week with no core hours on Friday afternoons!


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 share 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


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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.

At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

Contact Name: Airbus
Reference: TJ/7674/531673051
Job ID: 3125633

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