SCIFI Flight Management System Designer (m/f)

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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.

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. 

Description of the SCIFI Demonstrator 

UpNext is launching a new flight demonstrator to go a step further to pave the way for more autonomous flights on commercial aircraft.

SCIFI demonstrator aims to demonstrate the ability to ensure safe flight back and landing in the most risky phases to support pilot decisions.

All the outcomes of this demonstration will contribute to prepare more autonomous aircraft of the next decade, regarding pilot workload, error management and automatic flight in case of incapacitation. On top of these technical challenges, this demonstration has to be achieved in less than 30 months. 

Team spirit, proactivity and pragmatism will be the key ingredients to make this unique journey successful.

Main missions:

SCIFI team is searching for a Flight Management System Designer (m/f) with a background in FMS development, including trajectory and prediction computation, datalink and/or FMS software architecture and validation strategy. 

 As a Flight Management System Designer (m/f) your missions are:

  • Defining flight management architecture for safe flight and landing in case of emergency, in inter-connection with the other aircraft system functions (communication, weather, control ….)

  • Developing the solution in the frame of the demonstrator, regarding the targeted objectives of demonstration

  • Contributing to the ground and flight test phases: test plan, function integration in the overall aircraft architecture,  test execution and  analysis and any other support type to the team, on case by case, like in any start up. 

Pragmatic and team minded, you are motivated by the challenge and ready to constantly learn and develop yourself and the others. 

Your Boarding Pass:

As the successful candidate you will be able to demonstrate some or all of the following skills and competencies:

  • Experience in Flight Management System development, including trajectory and prediction computation, datalink and/or FMS software architecture and V&V

  • OEM experience would be an asset 

  • Strong awareness of navigation function and equations / WGS84

  • Strong awareness of FMS architecture and design

  • Ability to work in integrated team with AGILE method

  • Demonstrated track record of end-to-end project execution

  • Demonstrated ability to learn and share from each other

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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Toulouse , France