SCOF Test Engineer

Airbus Group

SCOF Test Engineer

Airbus Defence & Space

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a SCOF Test Engineer to join Airbus Defence & Space on the Skynet 6 Project at our lively base in Portsmouth, UK.

IVV&T activities which are necessary to ensure the timely delivery of the SKYNET Spacecraft Control and Operations Facility (SCOF).

The SCOF will comprise of the latest Airbus Spacecraft Control software, upgraded for operations with an Airbus Eurostar-NEO spacecraft, an updated Secure TT&C system comprising giving enhanced COMSEC and TRANSEC protection to the tele commands and telemetry.

The 6A SCOF design will be integrated alongside the existing SKYNET 5 SCOF, with the same level of resilience and diverse architecture at the UK site. Initial integration and testing of the SCOF elements will be conducted in the "MiniSOC" test facility located in Airbus Portsmouth and Stevenage, before being integrated and tested at the current SKYNET Spacecraft Operation Centres (SOC) and Spacecraft Ground Stations (SGS) in the UK in readiness for launch, LEOP and the on-station operations of SKYNET 6A.

Your Tasks & Accountabilities

  • System Integration, Verification, Validation; Test (IVV&T) of SCOF 6 up to successful conclusion of FAT, SAT to system handover, in MiniSOC and live operational environments;
  • Continually review the SCOF Requirements and Interface Specifications for SKYNET 6A LEOP and on-station operations, and create the test strategy and associated procedures, tests for SCOF 6A;
  • Review Test Documentation from each SCOF supplier ensuring it is of required standard, and meets SCOF 6A overall test requirements;
  • Plan, manage and oversee tests of the SCOF subsystems including test reviews to meet overall SCOF 6A system acceptance testing;
  • The role will be primarily based at one of the UK sites (Stevenage or Portsmouth) but will involve travel to other Airbus sites and suppliers premises including occasional travel abroad.

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. We can't promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Degree qualification (or equivalent) in Data Communications or Computer Systems related discipline, or equivelent experience;
  • Experience of Proven Engineering background for delivery and testing of resilient commercial or military TT&C Ground System using encrypted TM & TC;
  • Experience in a Systems Engineering role;
  • Experience in design and test of TT&C ground stations.

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

This role involves working within the UK Defence industry, requiring the applicants to be UK Nationals Only (No Dual Nationals) and able to be security cleared to a UK SC level.

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 afternoons!

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.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.

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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