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Ground Control Station Systems Engineer

Publish Date
12 Oct 2017
Airbus Defence and Space
Getafe ESP
Reference Code
10372815 NP EN EXT 1
Interest Group
Professional staff - engineer
Functional Area
Chief Engineering & Architecture
Contract Type
Fixed-term contract
Working Time
Full time
Work Experience
Confirmed (3+ to 5 years of experience)

Ground Control Station Systems Engineer

Airbus Defence & Space Getafe (ex Cassidian)

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. 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

Ground Control Stations comprise different functionalities which offer the capability to command and monitor both manned and unmanned platforms and its mission systems.
Regarding A/V monitoring, these systems display Navigation parameters, the flight plan, health status of the A/V and
Communications links and alerts.
It also provides the human-machine interface to command the A/V and select the phase of flight (take-off, landing, etc...) and change altitude, speed, heading, etc...
With regard to the mission functionality, Ground Control Station offers:

  • Mission Planning and Monitoring based on A/V performances
  • Command and control of payload sensors as, i.e., electro-optical, infrared and radar.
  • Sensor products exploitation.

Since Ground Control Station failures might impact on flight safety airworthiness regulations are taken into consideration in the GCS design as in any other avionics system.

Tasks & accountabilities

The job holder will be responsible for the following:

  • Ground Control Systems Design
  • High level Software specifications
  • Hardware technical specifications
  • Equipment acquisition
  • Suppliers Management
  • Rig Systems Integration
  • Support to Qualification activities and
  • Support to Certification activities

Required skills

We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Educated to degree level in Engineering
  • Experience in NDT Avionics Systems will be valuable
  • Experience in Engineering 3-5 years.
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Spanish & English advanced

RTCA/DO-178B and DO-254

  • STANAG 4586
  • USAR STANAG 4671
  • RPAS Operation
  • Mission planning systems
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Human Factors standards


Airbus (Commercial Aircraft), Airbus Helicopters, Airbus Defence and Space
approx. 6,900
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Contact Data

Please apply on line for this vacancy using your eRecruiting profile with your CV attached.
In case you have any further questions, please contact: The Airbus Group Recruitment Centre: noelia.perez-juana@airbus.com

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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