Payload System Engineer-ONESAT (m/f) (H/F)

  • Entreprise : Airbus Defence and Space
  • Localisation : Toulouse - France - Occitanie
  • Fonction : Payload System Engineer-ONESAT (m/f)
  • Type de contrat : Contrat à durée indéterminée (CDI)
  • Date de publication : 24-05-2021
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Description du poste

Payload System Engineer for proposals, projects, and advanced studies - ONESAT ( m/f)

Description of the job

Airbus Defence & Space is seeking for candidates to join our ONESAT program teams.

ONESAT is the AIRBUS innovative telecommunication satellite product, based on a flexible payload, a key asset to develop our space communications business.

The project is at the forefront of technological development in telecom both on ground and in space. Its inherent efficiency relies in particular on on-board reconfigurable active antennas, powerful digital beam-forming and processing and on efficient resource management and configuration systems, allowing to configure the spacecraft according to different operational scenarios.

As part of this project, we are seeking for potential candidates in Payload System Engineering Management) willing to join Airbus Defence & Space in Toulouse.

This position will require a security clearance or will require being eligible for clearance by the recognized authorities.

Tasks & accountabilities

You will be involved in advanced performance assessments for ONESAT payload and will contribute to payload operational tools design through the development of payload models. In particular these activities include signal processing, simulation and modelling tasks, based on Matlab/Simulink tools. You will participate to different phases of the ONESAT product life cycle, including proposals/negotiations projects and product characterization activities.

The tasks will include participation to customer dialogues, understanding of requirements, preparation of analyses, assessments of payload settings according to mission demand.

You will interface with customers and suppliers, as well as institutional bodies (CNES, ESA, EU) for development projects.

In this context, you will develop a thorough understanding on digital and beam-formed payloads in terms of architecture, performance and operations. You will be part of a functional team lead by a system or payload engineering manager.

Technical Activities

The main activities deal with advanced payload characterization (Onesat or similar), including development of payload models and simulations, mainly for digital active antenna and digital processor based payloads.

The objectives are:

  • To characterize the payload behaviours and performance (e.g. EIRP, G/T, C/N+I) according to various traffic scenarios and to identify the potential  degradations due to payload impairments (NPR, C/I, failures, communication channel impairments ?)

  • To participate to payload modelling activities supporting the operational tools development (the Payload Configuration Management -PCM and the Resource Management System - RMS) )  in line with the system and traffic scenario demands (frequency plans, beam layouts, capacity allocation?). This covers the understanding of the payload operational concepts and constraints, the specification of the models and prototyping / validation,

  • To support the Payload engineering manager for the customer exchanges (proposal, negotiation, meetings and reviews) with justification files and presentation of the results and conclusions of the analyses.

You will have the following skills and experience:


  • 2 years and more in design and analysis of advanced payload solutions (active antennas, digital processing/beam-forming, RF, flexible payloads

  • RF and digital communication engineering

  • Experience in P/L design, build and test, validation, equipment and suppliers are a plus.

Technical Knowledge

  • Satellite Communications systems engineering

  • RF equipment, active antennas basics, digital processing techniques and solutions

  • Software: modelling tools like MatLab, Simulink, signal processing, communication chain modelling

Personal skills

  • Rigorous, curious and autonomous

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to integrate into a team and adaptability, team spirit

  • Recognized for your organizational skills

  • Analysis and synthesis

  • Ability to work autonomously against tight deadlines


A Master degree or equivalent in Electrical, Electronic, microwave, radio communications engineering

Language Skills

English: Negotiation level

Other information:

Full time job

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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  • Date de début : nc.
  • Durée : nc.
  • Expérience requise : 5 à 10 ans d'expérience
  • Salaire : nc.
  • Référence : JR10063879
  • Secteur d'activité : Industrialisation, Production
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