Job Title: Cyber Security Research Placement (12 months)
Start date: July 2022
Duration: 12 Months
Application closing date: We encourage you to apply early to avoid disappointment! Please note we will close adverts as soon as we receive sufficient applications.
To stay on top, Airbus recognises the importance of supporting high-achieving and talented undergraduates. We do this through offering challenging placement opportunities during which your skills and potential are fully maximised.
Our placements give a unique insight into potential career paths within Airbus. They are designed so that you can put your theoretical knowledge into practice and gain crucial industry experience. The skills and knowledge you gain will improve your chances of a future role within the Airbus and should benefit your future studies.
Are you interested in working with leading experts to protect Airbus against an ever evolving cyber threat and be part of the corporate digital security office combining; IT, industrial manufacturing, product, and people security? Are you willing to work in a multicultural environment, with a significant scale, and on a worldwide perimeter? Are you ready to take on a new and exciting challenge?
Airbus’ Cyber Security, Innovation and Scouting team is leading the way in cutting-edge security research and development. Our dynamic and diverse team is currently recruiting for a 1 year fixed term, full-time work placement student, to support existing activities in research and development of state of the art cybersecurity solutions.
Part of the corporate security office, the team provides support to all areas of the global Airbus business, across IT, manufacturing systems and product. You will be part of a community of cybersecurity experts and researchers addressing existing and emerging security challenges.
What will you be doing?
During this placement, the activities you may undertake will include;
- support and become a key part of activities in scouting, research & innovation, solution development, system administration and testing.
- work closely with experienced team members across a variety of projects and topics
- contribute to technical analysis, discussions, reports, and demonstrations.
Whilst good understanding of cyber security/forensics is expected, many of the topics within the scope of research at Airbus are innovative, and therefore drive and motivation are key. Learning support from our experts will be provided.
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 note our placements are open to Undergraduates only. Therefore it is mandatory for candidates to be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the placement.
Our successful applicants are highly motivated to develop knowledge in the fields of cyber security and digital forensics. We are looking for applicants who are enthusiastic about the opportunity to participate in an active research culture, ranging from solutions development and technical research, to facilitating improvements in cyber awareness, understanding and adoption.
We require that you have, or are eager to develop, good skills in technical writing, presentation, personal organisation and time management. We need you to be eager to apply your existing knowledge to new problems, and contribute your ideas to innovative solutions.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;
- An understanding of computer systems, networks, protocols, and infrastructure.
- Good knowledge of cyber security or forensics issues, and familiar with recent events and developments in the area.
Any of the following attributes are also desirable:
- Experience of penetration testing and associated tools.
- Understanding of multiple operating systems, including Linux distributions.
- Experience of AI / machine learning / data analytics techniques and algorithms.
- Programming languages such as Java, Python and C/C++.
- An awareness of software development and system design.
- Awareness of security management frameworks and standards.
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.
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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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