Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Munich


Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world's leading space companies. 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 space.

Description of the job

A vacancy for a Test Automaton Engineer (d/f/m) has arisen within Airbus Defence and Space in Ottobrunn. The successful applicant will join “Digital Platform”.

Tasks & accountabilities

Now is a unique moment in history to join Airbus Defence & Space!
The space and defence industry is facing unprecedented opportunities and challenges in a world that is
becoming more complex and less predictable. For instance, deploying payloads into space is becoming
much cheaper, which opens up space to new commercial users and entrepreneurial business models.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (“drones”) provide deep insight into the well-being of our fragile planet, and
allow delivery of payloads into areas that are too dirty, dull or dangerous for human pilots. Drones also
hold promise for moving people around congested cities.
Meanwhile, the ramifications of conflicts around the world stretch all the way to the core of affluent
Western democracies, both offline and online. Threats to critical infrastructure, payment systems and
mainstream media for instance illustrate the asymmetric nature of many conflicts, requiring better security
and protection in cyber-space. Meanwhile, governments are striving to improve the total cost of
ownership of their existing military assets, such as military aircraft. They are also increasingly buying new
assets as a service, in the process forcing a business model transformation upon their suppliers.
The Digital Platform which is being created now at Airbus Defence & Space is a crucial foundation for
these transformations, as it enables promising internal and external use cases that improve operational
performance, open up new markets, and ultimately contribute to making the world a safer place.

Your Role
As one of our Test Automation Engineers, you are playing a key role in the smooth end-to-end automation
of our digital platform services. You have a keen eye on every manual step that can be removed; as an
example by creating automated test suites for services to verify their readiness for release. You work on
continuously increasing the overall level of automation of the digital platform, allowing the DevOps cycle to
keep its momentum and evangelise automation across all key technology pillars of our platform (Cloud,
IoT, Big Data, API) including Infrastructure as a Code approaches and a strict zero touch deployment
philosophy. To fulfil your mission, you will act as an integral part of a Scrum team to enhance the platform
and/or build platform services jointly with developers and architects of various disciplines.

Your Responsibilities/Tasks
• Develop automatic end-to-end test suites / ecosystems for all digital platform services (IaaS,
PaaS, IaC) to proof the readiness for release.
• Identify and remove manual testing effort in all areas of the digital platform.
• Ensure all digital platform services follow an infrastructure-as-a-code philosophy for consistent
distributed deployment.
• Ensure “zero touch” catalogue deployments are achievable for both standalone and connected
digital platforms in an international environment.
• Ensure existing services on all levels (platform, infrastructure, services) are continuously
optimised and further automated.

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.

Required skills

Several years of experience in development, coding or operational engineering roles, optimally used
to work in a DevOps environment.

Good understanding of automation and performance tools such as Selenium, Jmeter, SoapUI.

In-depth knowledge of setting up CI / CD pipelines and including test automation paths

Knowledge of Kubernetes and Docker

Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever changing start up environment

Proficiency in the following technologies/coding languages:
o CloudForms
o Ansible
o Scripting languages eg. Bash, Powershell, Ruby, Python
o Object oriented language eg Java, C#
o Infrastructure as a Code (IaC) design and implementation
o CICD pipelines and processes

Understanding of the impact of security on software and how to secure your developments

Understanding of different operating systems (Windows and Linux) is a must

Solid communication and interpersonal skills are a must

Languages: English at Negotiation Level, additional languages (i.e. French, German, Spanish,
Italian) are a plus

Experience in agile project methodologies, optimally Scrum are a plus

  • git
  • java
  • software
  • spanish
  • windows

About the company

Airbus makes the freedom of flight possible by designing, manufacturing and supporting the world’s best aircraft. Its people around the globe are united by a passion for aviation, as well as their desire to create better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly.
The company – a division of Airbus Group – helps shape the future of air transportation and drives sustainable growth around the world. Based on a deep understanding of ever-changing market needs, Airbus pioneers technological solutions and seeks the most efficient sourcing and manufacturing possible – so airlines can grow and people can connect.