Software product design and development manager

Publish Date
22 Jun 2018
Airbus Defence and Space
Getafe ESP
Reference Code
10382771 JE EN EXT 1
Interest Group
Professional staff - engineer
Functional Area
Product Management
Contract Type
Permanent contract
Working Time
Full time
Work Experience
Mid-career (5+ to 10 years of experience)

Software product design and development manager

Airbus Defence and Space Getafe (ex Airbus Military)

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

Are you creative and innovative? Are you customer- and solution-oriented? Are you prepared to re-think Information Management? It is an exciting time to join the Information Management (IM) Team. IM is the Information Technology (IT) business enabler and unique IM Business Partner for Airbus Defence and Space. As a central function, IM is involved in all business processes and enables technical as well as management careers. IM covers a wide range of state-of-the-art technologies and positions ranging from IT infrastructure, application support to governance or strategic consultancy. Especially for young talents IM offers best conditions for a successful career in an advanced and forward-looking environment. Working in IM means living global trends (developments) such as digitalization, innovation and a new way of working. Are you passionate for digital topics and interested in working in a diverse and international environment? Then join us as a GSD (Ground Support Devices) SW Product Design and Development Manager in the IM Unit "Services Solutions, M&A, CIS & UAS". This Unit acts as the IM Business Partner for all service and support functions in the Airbus Defence and Space businesses as well as for the Business Clusters CIS (Communications, Intelligence and Security) and UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems). In addition, the Unit manages the subsidiary landscape of the Divisions from an IT perspective and the M&A activities.

Carry out the definition, design, development, deploy and entry into service of information systems in the domain of A/C ground support (maintenance) that are fit for the purpose of covering operational scenarios and fulfill the contractual requirements agreed with our external customers.

To liaise with the customer in requirements gathering and operational scenario identification in the context of ground support tools, including preparation and attendance to requirements clarification sessions;
To design state of the art software solutions achievable within the eventual constraints of budget, time and quality and taking in account the applicable software architecture and deployment scenarios;
To produce detailed development plans;
To identify work packages to be sent to external suppliers, create statements of work and evaluate the responses from the technical and economical points of view;
To perform follow up of the development (including work performed by external suppliers) and manage conflicts taking in account the priorities;
To identify risks related with the plan and mitigations related with the risks;
To ensure that the software product is built according with the applicable standards, methodology and best practices;
To perform validation and verification and activities to ensure the quality of the software product;
To document the software product in accordance with the required standards;
In summary: to deliver the best achievable software product within the constraints of budget and time.

Tasks & accountabilities

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

Development of complex system for external customers in a military environment
Development subject to security accreditation processes
Information Systems :5 years & +
Project management :Not rated
Team management :3 to 5 years

  • Data modelling and relational database design
  • Advanced object oriented modelling skills. Proficiency in Unified Modelling Language
  • Knowledge of object oriented design patterns
  • Advanced object oriented programming skills. Experience in Java. C++, C# or Python will be appreciated
  • Use of web Technologies
  • Use of Team Foundation Server as an Application Lifecycle Management tool
  • Risk Management
  • Microsoft Project

English :Advanced
French :Not rated
German :Not rated
Spanish :Negotiation level


Airbus (Commercial Aircraft), Airbus Helicopters, Airbus Defence and Space
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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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