11/10/2018 Airbus 2019-01-08T00:00:00+00:00 Stevenage SG1 2AS

Software Quality Engineer Internship

  • Sector: graduate opportunities, i t telecoms
  • Location: Stevenage
Software Quality Engineer Internship

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Reference Code 10421243 D EN EXT 1

– Site: Airbus Defence and Space Stevenage

– Target Group: Internship – UK

– Work Contract Type / Working Time:  Internship / Full time

– Work Experience: No work experience

– Functional Area: QUALITY / Assurance

– Education: Degree up to 3 Years / Engineering / Real-time Software

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

Location: Stevenage, UK Duration: 12 months

Today’s space missions rely on complex on-board embedded software to manage spacecraft subsystems and equipments. This software provides the on-board intelligence needed to fulfil mission objectives and it is imperative that it is developed using proven tools and processes. Airbus Defence and Space at Stevenage has several ongoing spacecraft projects at present, at varying stages of development. The final customer in most cases is the European Space Agency (ESA) and current projects include Solar Orbiter and ExoMars Rover. The department in which the intern will be working (Engineering Quality UK – TOQES6) is responsible for ensuring that the required processes have been followed in the specification, design, development and test of spacecraft on-board software (and firmware) for Stevenage-based projects, thereby ensuring that the final deliverables are of the required quality. The department has a broader remit outside of the software domain, currently encompassing quality assurance support to a number of mechanical products deployed on space missions.


As an intern working within TOQES6 you will work on an allocated project (or projects) under the guidance and direction of an experienced software quality engineer. Working with the project stakeholders as appropriate, your activities will include:

¤ Ensuring that spacecraft software project processes are performed according to the current plans and the applicable standards.

¤ Maintaining the project Software Quality Assurance Plan.

¤ Supporting the assessment throughout the project of the Software Processes and the quality of the Software Project items (for example through inspections and production of metrics).

¤ Maintaining and further improving a tool (Enterprise Architect) currently being used to automate some of the tasks performed by software quality engineers.

This may require further configuration of the tool, the coding/refining of macros, queries etc.

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.


Relevant degree disciplines:

¤ Software or Electronic Engineering
Relevant degree modules:

¤ Software / Firmware Lifecycle Models ¤ Software / Firmware Tools and Processes ¤ Programming (Software and/or Firmware)

¤ Test Methodologies

Technical / IT / Behavioural / Language skills required:

¤ Interest in the space industry

¤ Programming language skills (e.g. C, Java, SQL)

¤ Appreciation of criteria that determine software quality

¤ Good English written and verbal communication skills

¤ Good MS Office skills (Word, Excel)

Experience required (e.g. work experience / clubs / societies / charity work / hobbies etc.):

¤ Hands-on software and/or firmware development, either as part of undergraduate study or in leisure time, in a high or low level language

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


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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