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.


The Airbus Defence and Space in Finland is looking for experienced Line Manager to join our international Engineering organization in Helsinki.  As a Line Manager you are responsible for managing our Base Station Software Development and Continuous Integration teams. You act as nearest manager for members in the teams with the corresponding authority and responsibility.


Your role as Line Manager is to fulfill project resourcing needs with competent people. Line Manager allocates people for projects in co-operation with project managers and plans the resource usage in wide picture together with Product Business Managers.  Sometimes using subcontracting is needed and thus you need to work together with our other organizations to get subcontractors on board and manage and guide their work. Line Manager also needs to plan and report resource usage over coming years and you are therefore also responsible for competence evolution of the team to support our business development. Line Manager sets the targets for team members according the business needs and monitors/redirects them regularly and as needed.


As experienced Line Manager you understand IT and Telecommunication technologies and you are able to provide value to projects with your views regarding critical points between various topics like SW and HW synchronization points, timing of the resources and opinions for productization aspects. The Line Manager is also responsible for evolution of the way of working within the team so that for example routine activities are automated among the project execution to support cost efficient maintenance and professional approach of development. In addition, the Line Manager takes care of reporting of topics from the team for various functions and supports budgeting.


We expect the chosen candidate to have several years of experience of line and project management activities, co-operative attitude, active leadership style and good communications skills to ensure information sharing between various functions. Additionally, fluency in spoken and written English skills are required since working in an international company. The role also contains reporting of ongoing activities, facing problems that need support from other organizations and resource usage. To successfully carry the Line Manager tasks you need to be familiar with Agile processes.


The position is permanent and will start as agreed.


To apply please send your CV and cover letter via the link below by 1st of November. For further information, please contact hiring manager Jouni Kemppainen +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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