Senior Digital Architect (m/f)

Publish Date
11 Oct 2018
Airbus Defence and Space
Toulouse FRA
Reference Code
10424845 LC EN EXT 1
Interest Group
Professional staff - engineer
Functional Area
Contract Type
Permanent contract
Working Time
Full time
Work Experience
Experienced (>10 years of experience)

Senior Digital Architect (m/f)

Airbus Defence and Space Toulouse

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

A vacancy for a Senior Digital Architect has arisen within Airbus Defence & Space in Toulouse. You will join Digital Platform.

This position acts as the technical authority for the Airbus Digital Platform and is responsible for its evolution of the Airbus DS digital platform over time across all of its functional domains, including Cloud Services, Advanced Analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Application Programming Interfaces (API). In this capacity, the jobholder takes far-reaching technology decisions based on business demand and latest market evolutions and is constantly striking a complex balance between innovativeness, affordability and operability.

For France:
This position will require a security clearance or will require being eligible for clearance by the recognized authorities.

Tasks & accountabilities

Tasks & accountabilities
Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Requirements are validated and translated into technical building blocks in areas such as Cloud Services, Advanced Analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Application Programming Interfaces (API) in line with business requirements, affordability, and latest evolutions in the market.
  • Selected components shall be in line with the Airbus public Cloud ambition where possible. Suitable replacements are to be identified for services not eligible for a private cloud environment.
  • Overall platform target architecture as well as specific use cases / tenant solution designs are created and maintained.
  • Architecture work is balanced appropriately between platform evolution and technical guidance for business projects. To support the latter, platform architecture best-practices shall be established, documented, and communicated.
  • Communicate guiding principles, architecture standards and interfaces to implementation teams and various stakeholders. Arbitrate conflicting views, i.e. innovation vs. operability.

This role will involve some travel for business (once or twice a month) in Europe and as such you must be able to travel accordingly.

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

You will have the following skills and experience:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in computer science or in Management.
  • Very good knowledge of current cloud technologies
  • Proven work experience with the full life cycle of designing, building, deploying, operating cloud and big data technologies
  • Good experience in agile project methodologies, optimally SCRUM and DevOps
  • Experience in project management
  • Over 10 year experience in IT Management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must
  • Language Skills: English at Negotiation Level, additional languages are a plus (i.e. French, German, Spanish, Italian)


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