Graduate Network Design Architect - Airbus

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Salary of £27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000.
South East, Stevenage
Apply by:
18th November 2018
Start date:
September 2019
Job type:
Graduate job

Start date: September 2019
Location: Stevenage or Hawthorn (Corsham)
Application closing date: 4th November 2018

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.

Are you looking for a company that, genuinely, invest in their staff? Interested in working on Carrier Grade network designs that help people get in contact with people - when they REALLY need to? Sick of working on legacy tech and want to immerse yourself in modern IP network technology? Interested in working on end-to-end designs - from presales all the way to installation? Then this is the role for you!

At Airbus we rely on our Engineers to keep our Carrier Grade network up and running, which means we invest heavily in our staff. We're happy to progress people through professional certification and to provide study leave. This role can be based at Stevenage OR Hawthorn. You will be working with a team of 7 Engineers who belong to a bigger team of 50 Engineers within the Skynet 5 Engineering team.

Occasional travel is expected to the Ground Station installations and customer locations in the UK.

This post would suit someone interested in becoming a Network Design Architect, Technical Architect, Technical IP Consultant/SME or Senior Systems Engineer.

The successful candidate will need to be eligible to gain UK SC Security Clearance to undertake the role.


¤ Supporting the business Design Reviews
¤ Supporting the Change Management Process
¤ Overseeing the integrity of engineered and documented designs - we're hot on knowledge sharing and like everyone to be on the same page.
¤ Ownership of assigned design baselines ¤ Championing the engineering disciplines
¤ Ensuring that designs are adequate and meet the customer requirements - sometimes this means digging deeper, accepting new points of view.
¤ Allocating and manage the naming, numbering and network IP address schemes and conventions.
¤ Capacity Planning & records (Ports, devices, modules, IOS variants).
¤ Ensuring that implementation teams understand the expected design outputs and basis for the design; provide guidance and advice as required ¤ Ensuring that designs are consistent so that efficiencies can be achieved in area's such as: ¤ Reusable network configuration
¤ Reusable knowledge and skills ¤ Simple, reusable, consistent and robust integration to other facets of Managed Services that the design needs to plug up to.
¤ Has acceptance from the wider SDA team on design strategies, which should be shared frequently

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.


We're looking for the *right* person, rather than a shopping list. The role requires someone who is keen to learn and developing in leading edge Telecoms Network Technologies You will have good network or systems design knowledge for either IP Networks or WAN environments. Ideally you will have exposure to the design to implementation process You must have belief in your knowledge, but to know you don't know it all - sometimes your team members know something too. Any experience of VOIP, MPLS, Encryption would be nice - but we're happy to train you up in these technologies.

Education/qualification requirement: Telecomms, Communications or Electronics. Information Technology, Computer/Cyber Security. Cisco/Juniper qualification would be very desirable.


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.