Software Architect
Airbus Upnext
Airbus Upnext

Software Architect

  • 25, Rue Marius Terce, Toulouse, 31300
  • Fixed-term / Temporary (24 months)
    Occasional remote
    Education: Not specified
    Experience: Not specified

    This position was filled!

    Who are they?

    Founded in 2017, Airbus UpNext is actively shaping the future of aerospace by using 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 purpose 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 #Be Audacious #Exploring Together
    Our DNA: #Speed of Execution, #Caring for Each Other, #Open to the World

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    Job description

    The new Airbus UpNext demonstrator will pave the way to more autonomous flight capacity by integration of new innovative bricks including computer vision.

    This position comes with a CDI-C contract for 3 years, the timeline of the demonstrator.


    Passionate and impatient about testing hypotheses and bringing learning into the business based on concrete demonstrations, you are the type of person who thinks about “how things can be done” rather than “if they can be done”. You are the type of leader people want to follow.

    By developing a software architecture, you will make design choices, frame technical standards and experience in leading a diverse and multi-national team.

    You will:

    • Organize and dispatch the tasks to the software developer team, control the progress, and respect the procedure

    • Set-up the development environment and define the associated tools, processes and methods.

    • Participate to the avionic architecture, especially as regard as the core computer, and the vision based computer

    • Participate in the integration of these components on the flight-lab, ensuring the adequate connections between the different techno bricks

    • You are accountable for the technobrick(s) maturation up scaling and the formal assessment

    • Guide and boost the team

    Preferred experience

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    What you bring:

    • Engineering degree with an innovation flavor

    • Capability to handle both technical and programmatic aspects of SW development, integration & delivery 

    • Ability to create and manage a SW team, define and promote of development standards

    • Embedded & traditional (bare metal & Linux-based) software developer mastering : C/C++ programming language, shell script and Python, version control system (Git, SVN)

    • General knowledge of the following SW concepts: POSIX, GPU programming, Linux kernel, drivers, library (OpenCV, cuda, ROS, PCL, Wampcc), continuous integration & delivery (Docker, Jenkins)

    • Good knowledge of avionics and non-avionics HW & SW communication standards: Ethernet, AFDX, ARINC429, UART, CAN, DDS

    • Capability to be hands-on and develop of critical elements if necessary

    • General understanding of functional subjects to allow support of functional SW engineering and design

    • Knowledge of AGILE-Scrums methodology would be a plus

    • Able to juggle the needs and demands of the project and team

    • Problem-solving & conflict resolution 

    • Organization, coaching & inspiration, prioritizing, detailed and creative thinking

    • Ideally a background in electric, multi-physic engineering 

    • Take initiatives to propose simpler and efficient ways of working

    • You are keen to take initiatives to propose simpler and efficient ways of working

    • Ready to step out of your comfort zone

    • Autonomy, Adaptability, Availability, Accountability

    • Team-Player mindset

    • Hands-on and solution oriented attitude

    • Passion about technology, science

    • Values of transparency, courage, humility, empathy

    • Willingness to have fun.

    What you get

    • Participate to the Autonomy aviation revolution 

    • Develop a critical component of the future’s aviation computer vision and more

    • An environment that not only fosters your development in many ways, but also rewards it with plenty of room to grow

    • A shared open space office with highly skilled multicultural teams

    • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible hours/Opportunity to work remotely

    • UpNext communities bonding events

    • A high-achieving, experienced and fun team

    • Canteen  with a different desert each day

    • Complimentary freshly ground coffee (eventually open to tea/chocolate aficionados)

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