Airbus Defense and Space
  • 02-May-2022 to 22-Dec-2022 (EST)
  • AIRBUS U.S. Space & Defense, Inc.
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 117000-146000 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc offers advanced solutions to meet the most complex U.S. defense, security, space, and intelligence requirements. Celebrating over 50 years in the US, we remain a trusted government partner, leveraging world-class satellite, laser communication, rotor and fixed wing solutions to help our national security, defense and space focused customers meet their missions.

Airbus U.S. looks to employ a commitment driven team, dedicated to enabling our customer's mission success. We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment and a welcoming and engaging staff. With competitive compensation and superior employee benefits, as well as a commitment to fostering individual career growth, Airbus U.S. is the place where top talent wants to work.

Position Summary: The Sr Engineer is responsible for providing support to the Airbus KC-Y Team for the systems engineering activity related to communications, defensive systems, and mission systems. Will provide guidance with regards to US government and US Prime requirements.

Position Responsibilities:

Pre-proposal phase:

  • Support the KC-Y campaign working with the LMXT Engineering Integrated Product Teams of Airbus and US partner during the proposal phase.
  • Provide guidance to the Airbus Team regarding DoD requirements related to KC-Y program, technical discussions with LM and the Customer, including the preparation of the proposal, technical reviews and test activities.
  • Support the evaluation of technical risk in systems engineering to ensure the success of the campaign and the transition to the program execution.
  • Ensure integrity of the information from Airbus through the proposal phase.

Proposal and Post-award phases:

  • Review and advice on customer requirements, the draft-RFP and subsequent RFP requirements.
  • Support Airbus technical writers during the proposal.
  • Support transition from proposal to program execution in the domain of systems engineering.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • This position is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee will also perform other tasks as assigned.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


  • Required: Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering
  • Preferred: Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering


  • Required:
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in aircraft systems engineering including major DoD integration aircraft programs, in the areas of Military Avionics (Communication, Navigation Identification) - Experience in the development, certification and qualification of advanced comms, nav and ident Systems
  • Experience working on USAF Advance Battle Management System (ABMS) and Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2).
  • Experience with Systems Engineering tools and processes. Use of Model Based Systems Engineering and Digital Engineering in programs with USAF
  • Air to Air Refueling - Tanker Side - Experience in the development, certification, qualification and operational use of Boom Systems.
  • Past performance in classified programs with the US Government.
  • Preferred:
  • Experience in Commercial Derivative programs with the FAA/Military Certification Office and the USAF.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Knowledge of compliance with export control regulations (ITAR, EAR).
  • An integrity driven professional who will ensure all work is of a quality that is expected from an Airbus OEM.
  • Must be able to interact cordially and productively with subordinates, co-workers supervisors, and customers.

Communication Skills:

  • Excellent communication (both oral and written) and presentation skills required. Must present clear and concise briefings and reports to customers and executives.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • MS Office Suite

Travel Required:

  • 25-50% domestic and international travel.
  • Flexibility to adapt to regular travel to Europe and domestically to different sites.

Eligibility: US Citizenship

Clearance: Active Secret Security Clearance required

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • Highly organized individual able to work with no supervision and have a strong record of consistent success exercising sound judgment and independence.

Nature of Contacts:

  • Role includes involved, influence and negotiation type communication with internal and external parties on a regular basis.

Equal Opportunity: Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. 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 U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

As a leader in our field, Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

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

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Employment with

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. 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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