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Telecom Ground systems proposals architect (m/f)

Publish Date
15 Nov 2018

Airbus Defence and Space

Toulouse FRA

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Reference Code
10400349 GL EN EXT 3

Interest Group
Professional staff - engineer

Functional Area
Project Management

Contract Type
Permanent contract

Working Time
Full time

Work Experience
Mid-career (5+ to 10 years of experience)

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Telecom Ground systems proposals architect (m/f)

Airbus Defence and Space Toulouse

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

A vacancy for a Telecom Ground systems proposals architect (m/f) has arisen within Airbus Defence & Space in Toulouse. As the successful candidate you will join the TESEC-TL5 organization: End to End Ground systems.
This team is in charge of defining solutions and managing turnkey Ground Systems projects as part of Airbus Space Telecommunications end to end programs.

Supporting the widening market for end to end Telecom Space systems, the activities of this team encompass:
* Defining Ground Systems product needs,
* Managing Proposal phases for Ground systems,
* Setting up and Managing Ground systems Projects in relationship with the end customer.

This position will require a security clearance or will require being eligible for clearance by the recognized authorities.

Tasks & accountabilities

As ground systems proposal architect, you will lead the proposal phase for Ground systems in the frame of Telecom Space system programs, supported as required by the Ground System Engineering division.

Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:
* Acting as ground system leader in satellite proposal phases from initial analysis up to final negotiations/contract signature.
* Analysing customer requirements
* Supported by engineering teams, defining the ground system architecture and product tree
* Setting-up the industrial organization, identifying and supporting make or buy analyses
* Building bottom-up quotations.
* Building the technical, programmatic and financial proposal baseline
* Participating to contract negotiations with the customer and with subcontractors as required
* Managing the hand-over with the project team upon signature

Your objectives will encompass:
* Airbus Customers satisfaction
* Airbus Industrial efficiency and competitiveness in Telecommunication ground systems

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.

Required skills

We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:
* Space engineering degree (or equivalent)
* First Experience in User Ground Segments design or operation,
* Knowledge of terrestrial networks architectures
* Experience in project management
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills, Ability to convince and influence and curiosity
* French: advanced level
* English: advanced level


Airbus, Toulouse
Contract Type: 
Permanent contract
Engineer, Construction Engineer
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