VERTEX Flight Control System specialist (m/f) (H/F)

  • Entreprise : Airbus
  • Localisation : Marseille - France - Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
  • Fonction : VERTEX Flight Control System specialist (m/f)
  • Type de contrat : Contrat à durée déterminée (CDD)
  • Date de publication : 13-01-2021
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Description du poste

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. 

Our mission is:


·       To identify the trends that could disrupt the future of the aerospace industry and evaluate them to demonstrate their potential as a viable product.

·       To accelerate traditional research cycles and prototype development to achieve proof of concept in a real environment and at a convincing scale and speed.

·       To develop real-world applications for emerging aerospace technologies, thereby driving their maturity and increasing their value.

·       To be THE reference for Technology Value Assessment


Our Values: #Keep it Simple #Act as one Team #Be Audacious

Our DNA: #Speed of Execution #Bold Experimentation #Outward Looking

Description of VERTEX Demonstrator

Aim of Vertical & ERgonomic Transporter EXperience demonstrator is to simplify helicopter piloting through intelligent and cognitive technology with enhanced human-machine interfaces. Indeed flying a conventional rotary wing aircraft remains a task that needs to understand the physics of the rotorcraft and to master the onboard systems, thus requiring skilled and experienced pilots. The operators have to face important salaries and training costs but also will in future face a shortage of pilots especially when 2 pilots are needed for the mission.

VERTEX will demonstrate that new advanced systems (composed of new Avionics, vision and radar technologies, simplified HMI) can lead to a drastic simplification of the training of the helicopter pilots thanks to a higher level of automation. This will open the way to more pilot's profiles.

The demonstrator will have to handle several ground and flight phases: Navigation/route preparation, simplified Preflight check and route upload, Automatic ground-air transition for taxiing, Take-Off and climb, Flight path guidance, Approach and hovering, air-ground transition for landing.

These technologies will be a brick to be reused in Airbus VTOL projects.


The demonstrator could be a modified H130 (piloted), we intend to fly in beginning 2023. The demonstrator will be built in Marignane, France.


A design team will be based in Marignane and a second team in Toulouse, France. Partnerships are under discussion with entities in Europe and outside Airbus. Travel will be required to ensure coordination between both teams and/or development with partners.

Main missions:

As Flight Control System specialist (m/f), you actively contribute to the development of the Avionics and Flight Controls of the demonstrator. You elaborate and validate the algorithms for the generation and the handling of the trajectory, and then design and implement the control law for the taxiing, the flight and the navigation, onto the Auto-Pilot.

You have a strong ability to both conceive and execute: from the documentation of the needs to the low level code of the embedded software.

Your participation to creativity session is key to ensure the sprint set-up and filtering of orientations as regard as technical feasibility.

You are passionate and impatient about putting methods and processes in place to achieve your targets. You are the type of person who thinks about ?how things can be done? rather than ?if they can be done?.

You work collaboratively and with humility and are a constant learner about how to improve the performance.

A healthy dose of impatience with processes and bureaucracy, and willingness to move fast and take risks are essential attributes.


Your Boarding Pass (

·       Engineering degree with an innovation flavor

·       Strong knowledge of control laws, trajectories and flight mechanics

·       SCADE is a must! (meaning if by reading this sentence you don't understand what we are speaking about, this is not for you!)

·       Knowledge of simulation environments (including Rise)

·       Embedded software developer mastering : C/C++ programming language

·       Knowledge of avionics and architecture, electronics and protocols, general computing and networks (including Linux based systems)

·       Practical problem solving skills as well as autonomy and initiative will be expected

·       Negotiation level in English is required

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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  • Expérience requise : 5 à 10 ans d'expérience
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  • Référence : JR10043564
  • Secteur d'activité : Industrialisation, Production
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