Airbus Defense and Space
  • 15-Oct-2020 to 31-Oct-2020 (EST)
  • AIRBUS U.S. Space & Defense, Inc.
  • Merritt Island, FL, USA
  • Full Time

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader. 

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary:  The Sr Satellite I&T/Testing Engineer will be responsible for I&T and simulation test planning activities and ensuring that the activities are compatible with the Flatsat and align well with plans for integration at the I&T facilities.


Primary Responsibilities:

  1. 65%
  • Develop and execute various tests pertaining to the AirbusUS satellite platforms, including ARROW platform to meet customer requirements:
    • Interact with the Flatsats and other I&T infrastructure to test functionality and performance
    • Develop test sequences that demonstrate compliance with various interface specifications at both the subsystem and satellite, and systems level
    • Create test plans and procedures for various levels of assembly: unit, module, subsystem, platform, satellite.  Includes testing such as functional, environmental, compatibility
    • Work with the AirbusUS and OneWeb Satellites engineers to develop and perform V&V tasks that ensure compatibility and performance of various 3rd party equipment with the modified ARROW platform, as well as new satellite programs
    • Assist in ensuring maximum reuse of the existing ARROW product and identify need for modification
  • Ability to participate in multiple design activities (programs or mission) could lead to spacecraft, payload, satellite bus, ground system (control and user segments) and/or launch integration activities.
  • Ability to participate in cross-functional planning, coordination, and task execution situations involving the full spectrum of propulsion engineering and integration activities.
  1. 25%
  • Support the evolution of the ARROW product development roadmap: includes design and testing adjustments, schedule, and cost targets aligned with future business capture strategies.


Additional Responsibilities:  

Other duties as assigned:  10%

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training: 



Required: Bachelor's degree in STEM (Science, Technical, Engineering, Math) or related scientific areas or combination of education and experience.

Preferred: Master's degree in STEM (Science, Technical, Engineering, Math) or related scientific areas or combination of education and experience.



  • A minimum of 10 years of experience with a Bachelor's degree, or 8 years of experience with a Master's degree in the satellite I&T engineering and/or related domains
  • Experience working with satellite systems, starting from conceptual designs and tradeoffs through detailed design, development, manufacture, integration, test, launch, and early orbit operations.
  • Manufacturing experience highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Proficiency with various I&T engineering tools and processes
  • Familiarity with elements of space mission architectures extending beyond the satellite platform including launch, flight operations, mission CONOPS, user interfaces, etc.
  • Communicate effectively in a clear and concise manner across multiple levels.
  • Be team-minded and ready to work in a multi-functional and multi-cultural, fast-moving and complex/technical environment.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications.
  • Flexible attitude and strong initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results.

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Excellent listening, comprehension & interpersonal skills as responsible for daily communication via email and phone calls required.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication (verbal/writing), and presentation skills.


  • If FL based, infrequent travel to DC area to coordinate with VA-based team and present to various customers and mission partners
  • Infrequent international travel to collaborate with European Airbus counterparts
  • Possibility for on-site support during launch campaigns


  • US citizenship is required


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Government security clearance
  • Active DoD security clearance at Secret or above highly desirable.


Organizational information:


Direct Reports:                 Exempt: 0

                                                Non-exempt: 0


Equal Opportunity: Airbus is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Airbus is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

As a leader in our field, Airbus provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.   

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Employment with Airbus is at will, meaning either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

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