Mission Systems Engineer in Future Programmes at Airbus

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Technical/Systems Engineer to join Airbus Defence & Space working on future Space Science missions at our site in Stevenage, UK.

You will be joining the Future Programmes team responsible for proposals, typically to ESA or other Agencies, and subsequent development of overall mission/systems design in feasibility and Phase A/B1 studies for future Space Science/EO missions. You will take a leading role in the development of mission concepts and architectures, and work with the team to develop overall business strategies within Airbus.

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Your Tasks & Responsibilities:
• Generating new mission concepts
• System performance modelling
• Development of mission and spacecraft designs
• Leading and contributing to proposals
• Leading related R&D activities and carrying out R&D studies and developments
• Managing customer studies e.g. for ESA

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. Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.

Desired Skills and Experience:
• Educated at degree level in Physics, Mathematics or Aerospace engineering
• Experience of Space Missions and/or related instrumentation
• Ability to think at systems level and to look at problems from first principles
• Previous experience in a similar role would be preferred, but not essential

Not a 100% match? No worries! Airbus supports your personal growth with customized development solutions.

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 afternoon