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Sr. Systems Engineer

Airbus Defense and Space Arlington, VA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing, and delivering aerospace products, services, and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer, and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and aworldwide leader.

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international with roughly 180 locationsand12,000 direct suppliersglobally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary: The Senior Satellite Systems Engineer will be responsible for systems engineering and satellite design activities and ensuring the designs can be translated into specifications for manufacturing.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. 65%
  • Design and implement systems for new spacecraft designs and to accommodate a variety of new mission payloads onto heritage Airbus spacecraft platforms, including ARROW
    • Customize the OneWeb Satellites manufactured satellite platform marketed as the ARROW platform to meet customer requirements:
    • Develop system-level requirements and requirement flow-down to the various disciplines, subsystems, and components - in all phases of the systems development lifecycle with particular emphasis on Design for Cost/Design for Manufacturability/Design for Test approaches
    • Ensure maximum reuse of the existing ARROW product and if necessary identify the need for modification
  • Ability to drive and participate in multiple design activities (programs or mission) could lead to spacecraft, payload, satellite bus, ground system (control and user segments) and/or launch integration activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in cross-functional planning, coordination, and task execution situations involving the full spectrum of system engineering and integration activities.
  • Pursue new US Government opportunities tying in capabilities from both the US and European Airbus product lines
  • Support the definition of ARROW customization process for customer mission needs
  1. 15%
  • Define and own key aspects of the ARROW product development roadmap: includes design adjustments, schedule, and cost targets aligned with future business capture strategies.
  • Support the definition of ARROW customization process for customer mission needs
  1. 10%
  • Perform engineering activities to accommodate payloads on a standard ARROW product. Promote and optimize cost savings by reuse of the platform design and manufacturing infrastructure in the pursuit of various constellation prospects.

Additional Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned: 10%

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:

Education:

Required: Bachelor's degree in STEM (Science, Technical, Engineering, Math) or related scientific areas or combination of education and experience.

Preferred: Master's degree in STEM (Science, Technical, Engineering, Math) or related scientific areas or combination of education and experience.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience with a Bachelor's degree, or 8 years of experience with a Master's degree in one or more engineering domains associated with satellite systems
  • Experience working with satellite systems, starting from conceptual designs and tradeoffs through detailed design, development, manufacture, integration, test, launch, and early orbit operations.
  • Manufacturing experience highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Proficiency with various systems engineering tools and processes
  • Familiarity with elements of space mission architectures extending beyond the satellite platform including launch, flight operations, mission CONOPS, user interfaces, etc.
  • Communicate effectively in a clear and concise manner across multiple levels.
  • Be team-minded and ready to work in a multi-functional and multi-cultural, fast-moving and complex/technical environment.
  • Ability to lead a small team of engineers.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications.
  • Flexible attitude and strong initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results.

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Excellent listening, comprehension & interpersonal skills as responsible for daily communication via email and phone calls required.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication (verbal/writing), and presentation skills.

Location(s):

  • Primary location is either Rosslyn, VA or Merritt Island, FL
  • If VA based, infrequent travel to Merritt Island, FL to work alongside OneWeb Satellites engineering staff
  • If FL based, infrequent travel to DC area to coordinate with VA-based team and present to various customers and mission partners
  • Infrequent international travel to collaborate with European Airbus counterparts
  • Possibility for on-site support during launch campaigns

Eligibility:

  • US citizenship is required

Clearance:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Government security clearance
  • Active DoD security clearance at Secret or above highly desirable.

Organizational information:

Direct Reports: Exempt: 0

Non-exempt: 0

Equal Opportunity: Airbus is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Airbus is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

As a leader in our field, Airbus provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Employment with Airbus is at will, meaning either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.



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