GNSS algorithms and performance engineer (m/f)

  • Company : Airbus Defence and Space
  • Localisation : Toulouse - France - Occitanie
  • Position : GNSS algorithms and performance engineer
  • Type of Contract : Permanent contract
  • Date of publication : 2019-11-15
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Job Description


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Description of the job :
A vacancy for a GNSS algorithms and performance engineer (m/f) has arisen within Airbus Defence & Space in Toulouse. You will join « ATM & Navigation » department, in the « Engineering / Upstream Ground Systems» division of Space Systems inside Airbus Defence And Space.

This department is focused on ATM products and system, as well as on navigation ground systems and research. You will join the NOVA team, a team of highly qualified navigation engineers, covering a large spectrum of expertise in complex GNSS systems.

In particular, the team is participating in the definition and validation of the main EGNOS subsystem: the Central Processing Facility (CPF). The CPF hosts the main EGNOS algorithms that compute the SBAS message in real time. You will contribute to the performance specifications of this sub-system, and its implemented algorithms. You will also ensure that the sub-system meet the stringent system performance required, and participate in its validation.

You will also participate to the specific design of algorithms, in particular the algorithms responsible for the integrity of the SBAS message. With this expertise, you will contribute to its implementation, and to the performance test campaign that will happen during the course of the project. These algorithms will be validated through large test campaign using dedicated high-end simulators and platform.

The team is also involved in R&D activities and navigation future prospects. So your expertise on algorithms and performance may also be required for these innovative or large navigation projects where Airbus will be involved. As the project evolves, you may also take more responsibilities inside the EGNOS project, or lead future navigation systems where Airbus will be involved.

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


Task & accountabilities :
Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

• Lead navigation performance engineering: requirements analysis, flow down and justification.
• Design and prototyping of algorithms for EGNOS, mainly on integrity.
• Perform specific studies and tradeoffs on algorithms and performance topics
• Understand and integrate in the design of the algorithms the operational CPF architecture constrains, in particular for real-time and safety.
• Participate to the validation of the sub-system performance. Ensure that the tools for the performance analysis are adequate.
• Perform the evolution on the algorithms if necessary, and ensure continuity of the global performance of the system.
• Bring expertise on algorithms and performance to other people involved in the EGNOS project
• Bring expertise on navigation related proposals, and other ongoing navigation projects.
• Interface with our ESA customer, and other internal or external partners.

This role will involve some short duration travels for business in France and foreign countries and as such you must be able to travel accordingly.





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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.


Required profile


Required skills :
You will have the following skills and experience:

• Educated in Aeronautic & Space Engineering or a related discipline.
• Mastering of GNSS signal processing techniques, and statistical data analysis.
• Solid knowledge of GNSS systems, on the users, spatial and ground systems side.
• Knowledge of system engineering: requirements analysis, justification, validation.
• Understanding of overall navigation ground systems architecture
• Knowledge of simulation tools: Matlab/Simulink.
• Knowledge of RAMS and safety for ground systems.
• Experience in ESA or large navigation project.
• Excellent negotiation level in English


  • Start date : nc.
  • Term : nc.
  • Experience Required : 5 to 10 years
  • Salary : nc.
  • References : NB_10449333
  • Activity area : Aerospace Manufacturing
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