Drone Propulsion Engineer (all gender)

Drone Propulsion Engineer (all gender)


Department: Engineering
Seniority: Junior
Location: Toulouse
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Our mission

At Ascendance we are building tomorrow’s hybrid-electric aviation with ATEA, a unique Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft powered by STERNA, our in-house hybrid-electric propulsion system. We focus our efforts in designing an innovative, safe, silent, clean and affordable aircraft that will be able to blend into existing infrastructures and regulations to ease its deployment and maximise social acceptance.
If you are looking for a place where you will have a direct impact on very ambitious products, where you will work close to the hardware and where you can witness the result of your hard work quickly, board ATEA and come fly with us toward the future of aviation!

Your role

You are a system engineer and as a member of the technical team at Ascendance you will actively contribute to prototypes (ground and flying) development by designing, implementing and verifying propulsion system functions.

You will work closely with the technical project lead to design, procure and test the propulsion system of a hybrid drone.

Your objectives

Your main responsibilities will be : 

  • Performing electric / hybrid architecture trade-offs with associated rationales
  • Interfacing with aircraft team to consolidate specification and select most relevant technologies and systems
  • Definition of the associated integration tests (functional & dysfunctional, performance, …)
  • Test results analysis and definition of the way forwards
  • Support on test bench operation

Where do we stand? 

You will be entering the team during a crucial part of our development. Full scale testbenches are ongoing while full scale aircraft development is running at full speed with many issues to tackle regarding communications networks and associated developments.

Your profile

The job has been made for you if you have : 🛠

  • A masters degree in electrical engineering or equivalent
  • A minimum of 3+  years of related experience with propulsion / mechatronics / robotics / drones
  • Experience handling hybrid-electric and/or electric propulsion architectures either in the aeronautics or automotive sectors
  • Proven ability to adapt to complex and challenging environments with a short timeframe
  • Proven hands-on ability to lead design efforts.
  • A good knowledge of ground and flight tests,
  • A hands-on experience on system development V-cycle,

We are meant to work together if you : 💚

  • Are sensitive to the climate change impacts
  • Have ability to work autonomously with a drive for initiative related to the start-up environment and work in a small team
  • Be solution and delivery-oriented
  • You are a real team player who wants to build a big success story with us
  • You are passionate about new tech
  • You speak English

What we offer  : 

  • An international and dynamic team
  • A remote policy to allow you flexibility
  • Health insurance
  • A dynamic workplace providing equal opportunities for disability, gender equity… Everyone is welcome at Ascendance!

Recruitment process :🕐

  • Application evaluations (CVs….)
  • Talent Interview
  • Technical Interview
  • Meet others Ascenders
  • Reference check

Non-discrimination and diversity are our priorities. AFT is open to hire personalities with their own differences.

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