Solution Architect

Sunnyvale, CA

Founded in 2015, Acubed is the Silicon Valley innovation center of Airbus. As a global leader in aerospace, Airbus aims to make things fly. Our mission is to provide a lens into the future for the industry, transforming risk into opportunity to build the future of flight now.

At Acubed, we strive to propel innovation to market faster, broaden the talent pool in emerging aerospace careers and simultaneously help drive a culture change across Airbus.


The Advanced Digital Design and Manufacturing (ADAM) project seeks to accelerate Airbus’ transition towards digital design and manufacturing. The team is uniquely positioned to identify and innovate on emerging technologies with collaborators in Silicon Valley and across the globe. ADAM provides a platform to drastically reduce aerospace product lead-times and production costs. Through our tool-agnostic framework, we integrate existing and newly developed software solutions. We provide easy-to-use tools to design and automate processes in aerospace manufacturing.

The Opportunity

The overall scope of the ADAM Solution Architect is to support the definition, prototyping and evolution of an Engineering analysis platform or ecosystem. This role reports to the ADAM Project Executive. We have a small portfolio of projects that have demonstrated high value and are beginning to connect these solutions together to magnify the impact. As we begin this integration effort, this role will be responsible for translating functional platform capability requirements from many stakeholders into technical solutions to realize a modular, flexible and infrastructure-compliant platform or ecosystem. You will be responsible for leveraging experience deploying large enterprise software solutions to ensure the quick deployment of performant, secure, integrated and engaging solutions. You know how to quickly prototype small demonstrators using a rapid agile development process to explore solutions. Most importantly, you have a strong sense of ownership, love for beautiful user interfaces and quality software development, enjoy solving complex problems and possess the know-how to foster strong relationships and build trust–within the team and with key stakeholders.


  • Drive definition of high-level architecture for the tools, platforms, and ecosystems we are deploying within Airbus that balance performance, security, compliance and speed of implementation
  • Support the definition of roadmaps that plan the evolution of the architecture in the future
  • Prototype elements of architected solutions to demonstrate capabilities and realize short term value capture for the business
  • Develop clear communication of architecture topologies and design decisions to relevant stakeholders
  • Coordinate with extended team members to ensure technical solutions are implemented according to specification and satisfy all requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience 
  • 5+ years of professional experience architecting, implementing, and deploying enterprise software solutions  
  • Significant experience with enterprise data storage and retrieval mechanisms and tools such as Relational and NoSQL DBs, Active Directory and Network share drives, etc.
  • Experience developing solutions to comply with complex export-control, role-based access control, and data privacy concerns (GDPR, etc.)
  • 5+ years experience in agile development principles and iterative product development
  • 3+ years experience in Git and code management platforms such as GitHub or Azure DevOps
  • Significant experience with DevSecOps tools such as Black Duck, Jenkins, and Artifactory
  • Significant experience with general purpose scripting languages (e.g. Python)
  • Significant experience with web development languages and frameworks such as HTML, CSS, TypeScript, REACT, etc.
  • Experience documenting high-level architectures using enterprise architecture tools
  • Ability to build an excellent rapport with internal constituents: engineers and technologists with a variety of personalities and styles
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities and requirements, including the ability to multi-task and juggle many competing priorities and deadlines
  • High tolerance for ambiguity
  • Ability to be extremely detail-oriented and use analysis to drive decisions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and influencing skills
  • Strong organizational and team building skills
  • Documented proof of fully vaccinated status required (or qualify for an exemption)

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience with a Kubernetes-based deployment platform such as OpenShift
  • Experience integrating solutions with high-performance computing (HPC) environments
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a technical field (aerospace engineering, computer science, mathematics, etc.) with 3+ years of related experience


  • Exceptional PPO medical, dental and vision benefits with 100% of premiums covered for employee and their family/dependents
  • Generous PTO of 5 weeks (6 weeks after two years) in addition to 11 national holidays and unlimited paid sick days 
  • Professional development reimbursement or $15,750 for flight training
  • 3 months paid parental leave from Day 1
  • Employee discounts through Airbus Tickets @Work, gym subsidy/membership and more

* Note that Acubed does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role.