VERTEX Flight Control System specialist

Company Details

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019 it generated revenues of € 70.5 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.

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Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019 it generated revenues of € 70.5 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.

Job Description

Airbus UpNext is actively shaping the future of aerospace by using flying demonstrators to evaluate, mature and validate new products and services.

Designed as a talent incubator, Airbus UpNext is a place where you can act and think like a startup while building on the strong expertise of Airbus, a place where you are empowered to challenge and test new processes and ways of working.
Our mission is:

  • To identify the trends that could disrupt the future of the aerospace industry and evaluate them to demonstrate their potential as a viable product.
  • To accelerate traditional research cycles and prototype development to achieve proof of concept in a real environment and at a convincing scale and speed.
  • To develop real-world applications for emerging aerospace technologies, thereby driving their maturity and increasing their value.
  • To be THE reference for Technology Value Assessment

Our Values: #Keep it Simple #Act as one Team #Be Audacious

Our DNA: #Speed of Execution #Bold Experimentation #Outward Looking

Description of VERTEX Demonstrator

Aim of Vertical & ERgonomic Transporter EXperience demonstrator is to simplify helicopter piloting through intelligent and cognitive technology with enhanced human-machine interfaces.
VERTEX will demonstrate that new advanced systems (composed of new Avionics, vision and radar technologies, simplified HMI) can lead to a drastic simplification of the training of the helicopter pilots thanks to a higher level of automation. This will open the way to more pilot’s profiles.

Main missions:

  • As Flight Control System specialist (m/f), you actively contribute to the development of the Avionics and Flight Controls of the demonstrator. You elaborate and validate the algorithms for the generation and the handling of the trajectory, and then design and implement the control law for the taxiing, the flight and the navigation, onto the Auto-Pilot.
  • You have a strong ability to both conceive and execute : from the documentation of the needs to the low level code of the embedded software.
  • Your participation in the creativity session is key to ensure the sprint set-up and filtering of  orientations as regard as technical feasibility.
  • You are passionate and impatient about putting methods and processes in place to achieve your targets. You are the type of person who thinks about “how things can be done” rather than “if they can be done”.
  • You work collaboratively and with humility and are a constant learner about how to improve the performance.
  • A healthy dose of impatience with processes and bureaucracy, and willingness to move fast and take risks are essential attributes.

Your Boarding Pass (Required skills):

  • Engineering degree with an innovation flavor
  • Knowledge of control laws, trajectories and flight mechanics
  • SCADE is a must (meaning if by reading this sentence you don’t understand what we are speaking about, this is a no go)
  • Knowledge of simulation environments (including Rise)
  • Embedded software developer mastering : C/C++ programming language
  • Knowledge of avionics and architecture, electronics and protocols, general computing and networks (including linux based systems)
  • Practical problem solving skills as well as autonomy and initiative will be expected
  • Negotiation level in English is required

​This position will require some business travel to Toulouse

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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