Description de l'offre
Future RF Surveillance Systems Engineer (m/f)
Airbus Defence & Space Toulouse
Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.
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 du poste / stage
A position as Future RF Surveillance Systems Engineer (m/f) has opened up at Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse.
Surveillance activity based on the observation and analysis of Radio-Frequency (RF) signals is seeing significant growth, in both its military and civil applications (i.e. interferor tracking), as well as for systems made up of both satellite sensors and ground-based sensors.
In this context, you will support the team in charge of these activities within the TSPEF42 entity, future systems and proposals, and will carry out activities related to design, promotion, proposals, management of studies or demonstrator projects, for RF surveillance systems.
You will be responsible for:
- Understanding one or more RF surveillance applications: understanding the need, the phenomena involved, the observables, the state of the art of surveillance systems, as well as their limitations.
- Conducting the analysis and definition of satellite or ground-based observation instrument performance.
- Contributing to the project development chain, from the identification of possible solutions, to their design and prototyping, then promoting selected solutions in order to obtain funding, replying to calls for tender, and finally managing the demonstrator project.
- Initially, providing support for ongoing studies and projects.
You must have a Defence accreditation for this position, or be eligible to obtain this accreditation from the recognised authorities.
Tâches et missions principales, responsabilités
Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:
- Leading studies of external or internal funding, identifying responses to the defined mission needs (types of sensor implemented, types of observation, definition of the system, performance, specification of payloads),
- Promoting the selected designs to civil or military customers in order to obtain funding,
- Replying to calls for tender,
- Participating in managing demonstrator projects, with the aim of ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction and the upstream preparation of competitions for the resulting programmes, while adhering to safety, cost, time and quality constraints.
For development/communication aspects, you will be responsible for:
- Contributing to defining the strategy of the relevant selected surveillance domain(s),
- In line with this strategy, defining preparation actions (R&D, corporate innovation, etc.) with the Centre manager, and potentially setting up partnerships,
- Preparing communications and contracts with our direct CE/ESA/CNES/DGA customers, end users, regulatory authorities, as well as potential partners, in order to understand their objectives, demonstrate our expertise in this area and promote our solutions,
- Co-writing patents.
As the successful candidate, you will be able to demonstrate some of the following skills and experience:
- An engineering diploma (or equivalent), ideally with training in telecommunications or signal processing,
- At least 5 to 10 years of experience in RF engineering in at least one relevant domain, i.e. radars, Satcom, GNSS, SAR, etc.,
- Knowledge of space systems (mission, onboard, AOCS, ground),
- Knowledge/understanding of the techniques specific to the subject (signal processing, telecommunications, etc.),
- Experience in project management and/or R&D,
- Experience in replying to calls for tender for institutional customers, etc.,
- Ideally experience in writing patents,
- Ability to communicate with customers, final users, partners and internal teams,
- Autonomous approach,
- Ability to structure an innovative development approach (roadmap, innovation, R&D, etc.),
- Ability to build partnerships,
- English and French: negotiation level