Team Leader Optical Architecture and Suppliers Development (d/f/m)

Airbus Group

Team Leader Optical Architecture and Suppliers Development (d/f/m)

Airbus Group

Ottobrunn or Friedrichshafen, Germany

Airbus pioneers sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world. The Company constantly innovates to provide efficient and technologically-advanced solutions in aerospace, defence, and connected services. In commercial aircraft, Airbus offers modern and fuel-efficient airliners and associated services. Airbus is also a European leader in defence and security and one of the world's leading space businesses. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions and services worldwide.

A vacancy for a Team Leader Optical Architecture and Suppliers Development (d/f/m) has arisen within Airbus Defence & Space GmbH in Ottobrunn.

You will join the transnational Department of the Optical Instruments division, in charge of Optical Instruments development within the Earth Observation & Science directorate in Space Systems.

Those developments cover instruments for ESA, CNES, DLR and EU programmes from UV to Thermal Infra-Red spectral range like LIDARs (ATLID, MERLIN), the Multi-Spectral Instruments (Sentinel-2, Sentinel-4) from the Copernicus programme, IR instruments (LSTM, Trishna), meteorological instruments (IASI-NG, Sentinel-5 and METimage) embarked on MetOp-SG, instruments for scientific missions like EUCLID, cameras embarked on LEO and GEO satellites, as well as national eyes only programs.

Those instruments are developed in Toulouse (France), Ottobrunn and Friedricshafen in Germany.

The Optical Architecture and Supplier Development team is responsible for the following activities:

  • The definition and development of the optical architecture following defined processes for the space-borne instruments within the projects in phase B2/C/D;
  • Contribute to future programs in phase 0 or A/B1 for the optical domain;
  • Manage the procurement of optical equipments (components and sub-systems) development sub-contracted to suppliers based on specifications written by the optical architects by ensuring the on-time, on-cost, on-quality performances;
  • Prepare the future by developing new enabling optical technologies through internal and/or external R&D studies;
  • Development of partnerships with industrials within the domains (polishing, photonics, coatings and optical component suppliers).

The Optical Architecture and Supplier Development multicultural team is made of 14 engineers specialized in optical development.

The position is based either in Ottobrunn, close to Munich or in Friedrichshafen where the teams are located.

This requires periodic travels to stay in contact with the teams and also to support transnational organization.

Tasks & accountabilities:

Your main tasks and responsibilities as Team Leader will include:

  • Manage locally his/her team following the Airbus leadership model by delegation from the head of department: task and role definition, information cascading, coaching and trainings, and associated administrative tasks (annual interviews, team review, feedback session, ...);
  • Maintain and develop skills and expertise within his/her team, for instance using trainings, lessons learned;
  • Ensure adequacy between headcounts and workload and Recruitement activities;
  • Ensure newcomers are adequately guided and correctly embedded within the Airbus structure;
  • Ensure work that packages for projects are implemented on time, on cost, on quality and provide technical support to projects whenever necessary;
  • Implement technical capitalization, expertise and cross-fertilisation for optical architecture and suppliers development;
  • Define the optical supply chain strategy for german projects and future programs, in collaboration with the head of department;
  • Contribute to the projects major anomalies investigations and solutions;
  • In the frame of studies, R&T and projects, ensure the right technical, technological and industrial decisions are taken in the optical domains by direct involvement of experts and Technical authority in key points and reviews;
  • Contribute to the success of the improvement plans within the Optical Instruments division;
  • Perform a clear and synthetic weekly reporting towards the head of department;
  • In the frame of this Team Leader role, travels in Europe are necessary;
  • 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 qualifications and experiences:

  • You have a Master's degree or PhD in Physics or Optical Engineering or equivalent;
  • You have minimum 5 years of experience in domains of optical instrumentation or optical sensors, and a technical culture about optics;
  • You have profound knowledge and industrial experience in optical components: mirrors polishing, photonics, gratings, fibers, laser, coatings;
  • You have a significant knowledge about conception, development, production and testing of space equipments;
  • You have minimum 5 years of experience in management of leading an engineering team and have demonstrated abilities in leadership, changes management and team adherence to the proposed challenges;
  • You have demonstrated abilities in understanding complex systems and high-end technology;
  • You have proven abilities in innovation, improvement and costs optimization actions;
  • You have a high level of initiative, commitment and self-motivation;
  • You have a customer-oriented and solution-oriented way of working;
  • You have very good verbal and written communication skills in German and English.

What do we offer:

  • Challenging tasks for/with unique services and products;
  • Pleasant working atmosphere in a professional and international work environment;
  • Exciting development opportunities and perspectives;
  • Extensive company training offers (eLearning and Classroom Trainings);
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Compatibility of work and family life;
  • Attractive remuneration;
  • Company Pension Scheme;
  • Good connections to public transport and local parking facilities;
  • Catering facilities on site.

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.

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