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Data Handling Engineer for satellite on board management (M/F)


Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo-Finmeccanica (33%), is a key European player in space telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, exploration and orbital infrastructures.

Thales Alenia Space is currently looking for an

Data Handling Engineer for satellite on board management, 

located in Cannes (France).

Job Description :

You are integrated to the Data Handling Team for Telecommunications and Observation/Science satellites. The team is in charge of the definition of the  satellite avionics architectures and the onboard/ground interface defining the commandability and the observability capability of the satellites.

You work on the on board computers and the avionics architectures (currently used or in development – for instance multi-core processors and bus TTethernet, Based on strong experience in Data Handling, you are responsible:

- to determine the avionics architecture from computer elements, standard communication buses (1553, CAN, SpW) and interface units interfacing  all the equipments of the satellite

- to define the adequate functions (hardware or software) in order to guarantee the proper functioning of the satellite, to increase its autonomy and you elaborate the operational concept (how to operate satellites)

- to detail the onboard management functions through functional models and detailed specifications and simulations

- to follow-on the implementation development of these functions until the integration on the satellite

- to coordinate the definition the FDIR strategies: in case of failure, detection algorithm and  recovery actions to be applied.

- to establish the validation plan and to coordinate the tests to be performed on a test bed and then on the satellite during the integration. You validate the operational performances of the onboard management

- to prepare  the satellite inflight operations to support the Operation team (during launch, stationing and the first operational maneuvers in orbit)

Daily, you work in close collaboration with several teams : software development, electronic hardware, Assembly-Integration-Test and Operations teams. You are likely to be asked to go on business trips regularly for short period to support the teams among TAS JV.

Technical skills :

- Master’s degree in  computer science (hardware and software) or electronics and telecommunications

- Experience  in embedded systems definition, real time software, network and protocol definition, multi-core processors, embedded communication bus and systems modelisation ).

- Participation in avionics development, starting from specification phases up to validation and operation phases

- Experience with UML language and simulation tools

(Desirable : Knowledge of space constraints, real time systems and ECSS standards related to on-board management (PUS, 1553, Spacewire, CAN,…)

- Ability to converse and write technical documentation in English

(Desirable :  Ability to understand French)

Preferred skills :

We are looking for a person with experience in data handling domain,  who is able to work effectively as a team player or team leader and easy going with communication. Your autonomy and your ability to organize team work make you the right candidate for this job.

 You are interested in joining our innovative Group ? Do not hesitate to apply to this offer.

Learn more about Thales Alenia Space by clicking here

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