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Graduate RF / Microwave Design Engineer

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AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world's leading space companies. 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.

Job Description

Start date: September 2020

Location: Portsmouth

Application closing date: 10th November 2019

Our UK Graduate Programme provides exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the two year period it combines rotational placements with focused training and the possibility of European assignments as well as further personal development and the chance to build your professional network.

From day one, you will be assigned to a particular department and will be guided through the various placement opportunities that exist within your function, the wider business and even with customers and suppliers. This, along with training provided works to ensure you are ready and experienced enough to take the next step of your career following the programme's conclusion.

The Airbus Defence and Space Communications Products Department designs, develops, manufactures and tests equipment for use on board Telecommunications and Navigation spacecraft. Our engineers apply their skills to realise highly complex and compact systems covering RF and Microwave circuits. We span the interface between the analogue and digital domains to realise front end receivers, frequency converters and Solid State Power amplifiers.

Payload equipments are extremely reliable and efficient needing to operate in the harsh environment of space to provide continuous services for people and businesses anywhere on Earth and beyond. To help us deliver cost effective equipment solutions we need people with Knowledge or interest in mixed signal technologies, GHz speed circuits, GaN, SiGe-BICMOS technologies, as well as CAD skills with ADS and hands on RF/Microwave testing.


Working in the RF / Microwave electronics design team, the main activities of the role may include;

· Supporting lead engineers on development programmes, including parts evaluation and preparing and carrying out laboratory testing.
· Producing own circuit designs
· Supporting product manufacture and product development activities.
· Creating and validating designs, overseeing manufacturing and creating documentation and reports.


Please note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application. We encourage you to take time to decide which of our exciting opportunities is right for you and then submit an application that best represents you, your skills and experience in connection with the role you have selected.

One application: Make It Possible, Make It Happen, Make It Fly Count!

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

· At minimum, a 2:1 degree or equivalent qualification in Physics, Electronics or related subject.
· Knowledge of RF and microwave is advantageous.
· A mathematical background.
· Excellent team working skills.
· Good written and verbal communication skills, including report writing.
· Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Excel.
· Experience of using Agilent ADS is advantageous.

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

This role will be based in Portsmouth and will receive the full Airbus Defence & Space Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000.


Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. If you wish to discuss this further please contact via email graduates@airbus.com. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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.

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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