13/10/2018 Airbus Guildford GU2 7AG

Graduate GIS Systems Engineer

  • Sector: engineering, graduate opportunities
  • Location: Guildford
  • Salary: 27,000
Graduate GIS Systems Engineer

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Reference Code 10423355 D EN EXT 1

– Site: Airbus Defence and Space Guilford

– Target Group:  Graduate – UK

– Work Contract Type / Working Time:  Graduate programme / Full time

– Work Experience:  Not specified

– Functional Area:  CUSTOMER SERVICES AND SUPPORT / Customer Engineering&Technical Support&Services

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. 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: Guildford

Application closing date: 4th November 2018

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.

Airbus Defence & Space Intelligence is a leading provider of optical and satellite imagery, geographic information products, software and services delivering geographic information solutions into both private and public sector organisations worldwide. We offer a comprehensive product and services portfolio covering the entire geographic information services value chain – data acquisition and processing, imagery analysis and interpretation, hosting and delivery of large datasets, as well as GIS development and consultancy.

The Hosting Solutions and Earth Observation services provide a portfolio and suite of products which provides insight and intelligence to our customers across the world using a range of datasets and tools. As part of our services we also provide portals which enable the discovery, view, order and delivery of large volumes of geospatial data. Our solutions can be hosted in our private data centre, on the cloud or on client’s premises and is developed using a range of technologies (COTS and FOSS).


¤ Work with the engineering, earth observation and data management teams to maintain and enhance our solutions and services

¤ Carry out research and development assignments in support of the Group’s objectives.

¤ Provide technical input into the software development cycles.

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.


¤ At minimum, a 2:1 degree or equivalent qualification in Geographical Information Systems, Geology, Computer Science or related subject.

¤ Experience of programming, e.g. Python, Java, JavaScript.

¤ Strong analytical and communication skills.

¤ Able to work under own initiative and acquire new skills and knowledge.

¤ Good team working skills.

¤ Proven problem solving skills and adaptability Desirable attributes:

¤ Experience of Geographic Information System (GIS) software (ESRI ArcGIS and/or QGIS).

¤ Experience of analysing and processing spatial data. ¤ Use of databases.

This role will be based in Guildford 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.


Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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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