Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of
around 134,000. 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
A vacancy for a GCS Infrastructure Design Authority has arisen within Airbus Defence & Space in Portsmouth.
A senior IT systems architect is required for the Galileo GCS project to take full responsibility for the design of the supporting IT
infrastructure. This is a high profile role on a major European programme to upgrade the satellite flight operations system for the
Galileo GCS programme. A major refresh of the supporting IT infrastructure is a key aspect as is the migration during live
The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.
Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:
¤ Full responsibility for the design of the IT infrastructure supporting the Galileo GCS system.
¤ Detailed specification of the hardware baseline including networking, servers, thin clients etc.
¤ Detailed specification of virtualisation layer.
¤ Specification of key supporting applications including backup system, SSO, deployment system etc.
¤ Formal documentation of the detailed design.
¤ Verification that the design has been correctly implemented.
¤ Liaison with the system level design authority and engineering team on all technical matters
¤ Managing the customer interface for all issues relating to the IT infrastructure design
We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:
¤ Successful track record and experience of designing, developing and delivering technical integrated technical solutions
¤ Comprehensive working knowledge of the appropriate technologies: networks, servers, thin clients, SSO, VMware, storage
technologies (including vSAN), backup applications, Linux.
¤ Strong written communications, and ability to write proposals, technical reports, design documents and project processes.
¤ Strong verbal communications and ability to confidently and coherently talk at all levels; engineers through to customers.
¤ Strong customer facing skills, integrity and confidence with good presentation skills
¤ Technical leadership, able to self-manage and direct/mentor the technical team, and to enforce technical direction in a matrix
¤ Proven track record of developing solutions to strict delivery timescales and budgets
¤ Needs to understand detailed technical issues whilst maintaining a view of the bigger picture in consideration with strategic
¤ Experience of mission critical systems and migration planning
¤ Significant experience of IT security engineering
¤ VMWare Certified Professional (VCP), SUSE Linux, SUSE manager (desirable)
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