Embedded Software Specialist for Space Equipment (m/f)

Publish Date
13 Sep 2017
Airbus Defence and Space
Elancourt FRA
Reference Code
10376444 MD EN EXT 2
Interest Group
Professional staff - engineer
Functional Area
Structure Design & Integration
Contract Type
Permanent contract
Working Time
Full time
Work Experience
Experienced (>10 years of experience)

Embedded Software Specialist for Space Equipment (m/f)

Airbus Defence & Space Elancourt

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. 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 an Embedded Software Specialist for Space Equipment (m/f) has arisen within Airbus Defence and Space in Élancourt.
The Space Equipment entity within Airbus Defence and Space designs and builds electronic units for satellites and launchers. You will ensure an expertise, a supervision and a participation to the projects of software that are embedded in units.
This position will require a security clearance or will require being eligible for clearance by the recognized authorities.

Tasks & accountabilities

You will provide an expertise within the department to support software projects:

  • Analyse customer requirements and establish project software assurance plan and statement of conformance
  • Monitor projects quality, by controlling the project documentation and codes against standards
  • Improve projects quality, by providing guidance and technical advice to software designers
  • Perform dependability and safety analysis regarding to the software and hardware-software, such as software failure and effect analysis (SFEA), hardware-software interaction analysis (HSIA), software fault tree analysis (SFTA), hardware-software auto-test analysis
  • Participate to local processes improvement (documentation, tools, rules, methods, etc.)

Within a project team, you will be responsible for the development of embedded software:

  • Organization of the software development and validation
  • Design from technical proposal, software and hardware-software solution trade-off, specification, to architecture
  • Detailed design and implementation
  • Validation and justification of the design according to customer or product specifications and space constraints: radiation and thermal environments, high reliability and dependability needs
  • Technical management of software designers or software suppliers
  • Customers technical interface

This role will involve some business travels in France and Europe (once every 3 months) and as such, you should be able to travel accordingly.

Required skills

You will have the following skills and experience:

  • Engineering degree (or university equivalent) in Electronics / Embedded Systems / Embedded Software from a graduate.
  • Extensive experience in C language critical real-time embedded software development and validation on several projects.
  • Knowledge in any of the following fields would be appreciated:

 Space, avionics and computers, system on chips, processors, digital signal processing, video and image processing, data compression, mass memory, telecommunication, cryptography
 Tools & programming languages: C, C++, UML, Assembly, VHDL, Verilog, SystemC, MATLAB, MATLAB/Simulink, Perl, Python, Makefile, Linux, Version Control (svn/git), DOORS, Reqtify, Lint, …
 Dependability and safety
 Software life cycle, product assurance and standards (space, aeronautics, medical, automotive, rail…)

  • Collaboration, teamwork, proactive behaviour
  • Self-organization, good analytical approach, logical thinking
  • Commitment to quality, ability to follow and conduct strong design guidelines and rules
  • Good communication within a team or with customers, good writing and oral presentation skills in French and English,
  • Negotiation level of French and English.


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