24/10/2017 Airbus Portsmouth

Graduate Test System Software Engineer NB10374640

  • Sector: engineering, graduate opportunities
  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Salary: 27,000
Graduate Test System Software Engineer NB10374640

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Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. 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

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.

Today’s Equipment Test Systems provide multiple platforms in which Satellite Payload Equipment’s are exposed to functional and environmental test conditions representative of those experienced in “space-flight”.

At the heart of these Systems, the automated control software, data management systems and graphical user interfaces are crucial to their operation.

Derived from project requirements and developed alongside both the deliverable Payload and Test Equipment Hardware the software is written, integrated and validated.

To achieve this we need people with knowledge / interest of NI LabVIEW, Test Equipment and Electronic / RF Hardware Products.


Within this role, you can be expected to undertake the following activities: ¤ Support lead software engineers in creating, integrating and validating automated Test Software to meet project requirements. ¤ Provide support to maintain the Test System during development & production use. ¤ Work alongside lead software engineers to architect test solutions of the future. ¤ Work with and develop Data Management Systems


As the successful candidate, you will be able to demonstrate the following:

¤ At a minimum a 2:1 degree or equivalent in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related subjects.

¤ Knowledge / practical use of National Instruments LabVIEW and/or C++/C# and database technologies.

¤ Knowledge of Electronic / RF Hardware Products.

¤ Have a strong team working ethic, proactive and able to multi-task.
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.

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.

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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