Graduate Opportunity

Embedded Software/Firmware Graduate Engineer

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Our UK Graduate Programme provides exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the two year period we will offer a combination of both focused formal training, as well as on-the-job learning and the chance to build your professional network.

The programme includes core technical and behavioural training elements that will form an integral part of your learning and help you become familiar with the company and its culture. The training provided will help to ensure you are ready and experienced enough to take the next step of your career following the programme's conclusion.

Make it possible. Make it happen. Make it fly.

At Airbus Group, our people work with passion and determination to accomplish the extraordinary – on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Working in our ADG (Advanced Development Group) the candidate will benefit from working within a team of leading edge communication (SDR) and software/firmware specialists. The ADG group spearhead our innovative unique solutions, using the latest technology available.

You will work on embedded software and/or firmware projects in the field of communications and SDR (Software Defined Radio) and will form part of a fast moving team developing unique projects to some of our most important customers. The role could focus on either embedded software or firmware development or a combination of both.


Main activities of the role may include;

  • Group activities to analyse customer need and define a solution
  • Development of Software or Firmware prototypes in an agile environment
  • Testing of solutions, including lab and field testing
  • Support demonstration of solution to customers
  • Further Development of proven prototypes to a deployment standard.


Experience of some of the following although training and support will be given across these areas.

  • Appropriate bachelor’s degree with modules covering some aspects of these requirements.(E.g. Computer Science, Digital Electronics or similar)
  • VHDL and/or Verilog field programmable gate array (FPGA) firmware development;
  • Embedded System Firmware (FPGA) modelling, simulation and debugging;
  • Embedded Software Development  (e.g. Microblaze or RISC-V) using C/C++ on Linux Experience with MATLAB/Simulink, Xilinx Vivado, Vivado HLS, HDL Coder,
  • SysML, GNU/Linux and Agile (JIRA/Confluence Wiki/Bitbucket);
  • Interest/experience in Waveform, DSP and/or Software Defined Radio.


As a graduate with us, you’ll be a full-time employee and working on real projects and making a difference from day one. That’s why we make sure you’re properly rewarded for the work you do.

  • £29,000 salary
  • 33 days' annual leave including bank holidays
  • A selection of voluntary benefits such as Employee car leasing scheme, financial advice, employee discounts with nationwide stores, and more!
  • A competitive pension
  • Tax-effective share plans
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • An independent, 24-hour, confidential counselling service

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.

One application: Make It Possible, Make It Happen, Make It… Count!

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


Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus. 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.

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Job ID Number: JR10079366
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £29,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Portsmouth, Hampshire
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Hardware
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  • Software
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