Secure Land Communications (SLC), an Airbus business unit, offers advanced communication and collaboration solutions to gather, process and deploy intelligence. Its portfolio is tailored to the needs of Public Safety, Defence and Transport, Utility and Industry (TUI). It includes infrastructures, devices, applications and services based on Tetra, Tetrapol and Broadband technologies (either single, hybrid or multi-technology solutions). As the European leader and a key international player, SLC has customers in more than 80 countries and employs around 1,150 people in 17 countries. In Finland, Airbus Defence and Space Oy employs around 370 people in Helsinki and Jyväskylä.


We are now looking for an experienced System Architect to join our team of TETRA infrastructure System Architects in Helsinki.


Main responsibilities:

As a System Architect you are responsible for functional and physical system architecture. The System Architect defines architectural principles (e.g. selection of methodologies, technologies and tools) prototypes, designs, models operational concepts and analyses results of possible simulations. The position also requires assessment of risk and opportunities, continuously contributing to the project risk register. The System Architect evaluates alternative designs and off-the-shelf system elements, and feasibility of technical solutions. In addition, System Architects actively influence product road mapping.

The tasks you would perform as part of the team are challenging and varying; even when your responsibilities are in the field of system level specification and research topics, you may be involved in complex problem solving cases on your technical domain(s).



We are looking for a candidate with University degree in Engineering and at least 5-10 years’ experience in the field of Systems Engineering. You should have knowledge and experience of modern (3G, 4G & 5G) mobile networks and base station architectures. It is also important to understand related technologies and architectures such as distributed base stations, Web based EMS systems, CPRI/OBSAI, SRIO, IP based backhauling, Embedded linux solutions and DSP algorithms. It is an advantage if you are familiar with HW and SW R&D processes. You should be experienced in system level definition of functionality; creation of related requirements, system level documentation and necessary presentations. On product development phase you will be technically leading the development team among other system architects to make sure system is according to plan as desired. As you work with leading edge technologies you have broad understanding of organizational needs and you actively drive development to success from various organizational aspects; development, verification, delivery, rollout and field support capabilities (to mention a few). You will be working on international projects which require international collaboration.

As a person you are target oriented and collaborative. You show technical leadership on areas which you are responsible for. You don’t hesitate to expand your knowledge and coach others on subjects that you are an expert on. Working in an international company requires good spoken and written English skills. Additionally, you have competence on various base station platforms and architectures.


The position is permanent and will start as agreed.


Sounds interesting?

To apply please send your CV and cover letter via the link below by 1st of November 2020. For further information, please contact Mr. Jouni Kemppainen (hiring manager), +358 50 428 2030


Airbus is offering a truly international atmosphere. We operate within an industry that is crucial for common safety and you can therefore be able to find greater meaning in your work tasks.  Many of our employees have been building long lasting careers with us. In addition, we offer a motivating bonus system and benefits supporting your work and well-being such as lunch benefit, sport & culture benefit, occupational health care and hobby clubs.

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