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GIS Graduate Engineer (Open)

Salary notes: 
£27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000
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Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
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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.

Airbus Defence & Space Intelligence is a leading provider of optical and satellite data, geographic information products, software and services delivering geographic information solutions into both private and public sector organisations worldwide. We offer a comprehensive product and services portfolio covering the entire geographic information services value chain – data acquisition and processing, imagery analysis and interpretation, hosting and delivery of large datasets, as well as GIS development and consultancy.

The Hosting Solutions and Earth Observation services provide a portfolio and suite of products which provides insight and intelligence to our customers across the world using a range of datasets and tools. We work across many market sectors, all with varied requirements, which provide new and exciting challenges with each project. As part of the team, you will be helping Airbus to develop innovative solutions for our clients whilst developing your own skills.

Task & accountabilities:

Main activities of the role may include

  • Work with the engineering, earth observation and data management teams to maintain and enhance our solutions and services
  • Carry out research and development assignments in support of the Group’s objectives.
  • Provide technical input into the software development cycles.

Required skills

Essential attributes:

  • At minimum, a 2:1 degree or equivalent qualification in Geographical Information Systems, Geology, Computer Science or related subject.
  • Experience of programming, e.g. Python, Java, JavaScript.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Able to work under own initiative and acquire new skills and knowledge.
  • Good team working skills.
  • Proven problem solving skills and adaptability
  • Desirable attributes:
  • Experience of Geographic Information System (GIS) software (ESRI ArcGIS and/or QGIS).
  • Experience of analysing and processing spatial data.
  • Use of databases.

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

This role will be based in Guildford and will receive the full Airbus Defence & Space Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000.Applications will be accepted from 16th September 2019 – 10th November 2019.

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.

Please note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application. We encourage you to take time to decide which of our exciting opportunities is right for you and then submit an application that best represents you, your skills and experience in connection with the role you have selected.

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