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.
A vacancy for a 'R&D Image processing and photogrammetry' has arisen within Airbus Defence & Space in Sophia-Antipolis. The successful applicant will join the Airbus Defence and Space Intelligence R&D portfolio team. He will have the responsibility to develop new image and photogrammetric processing around Airbus Defence and Space Intelligence core activities (satellite, aerial images and associated services). The development will be made in Agile R&D mode in close coordination with the Pixel Factory and the Sales/Marketing teams.
The position is located in Airbus Defence and Space Intelligence Sophia-Antipolis facility. The R&D Portfolio team is composed of 5 researchers. The team is working closely with operations, marketing and sales to create new innovative features in line with the market and future needs.
This position will require a security clearance or will require being eligible for clearance by the recognized authorities.
Since 30 years Airbus Defence and Space Intelligence has developed an image processing suite called the Pixel Factory. It is sold to the largest mapping companies in the world but it is also used within Airbus Defence and Space Intelligence ground systems.
Since two years Airbus Defence and Space Intelligence is developing a digital cloud platform called SmartGeoPlatform. It aims at storing all Airbus Defence and Space Intelligence satellite images on line and developing services around them.
A first operational service, OneAtlas, has been opened in September 2016. The R&D team is working with the Pixel Factory team on making the Pixel Factory fully cloud compatible and on developing new processing/analytical services on the platform.
The candidate will work in a start up spirit mode. He should be passionate by satellite imagery, mathematics, geometry and computer science. He should be opened to new cloud technologies such as a machine learning, analytics, big data... He should look for developping new innovative applications in close collaboration with the business. As most of the image processing and geometric development will be based on a mathematical interpretation of the real world, he should be able to build analytical models of physical processes and measurements.
This role will involve some travels for business and as such you must be able to travel accordingly.
We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience: