At Ascendance we are building tomorrow’s hybrid-electric aviation with Atea, a unique Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft powered by our in-house hybrid 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 a very ambitious product, 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!
You will play a major role in the definition, design, implementation and testing of the aircraft avionics system, data network and communication protocols between equipment including both software and hardware aspects. You will be in charge of delivering a reliable software product running on redundant hardware architecture with a focus on performance and safety. This system will embed elements of flight control, HMI, monitoring and power management which will have you interface strongly with the Hybrid Propulsion System (HPU).
You will be handling the complete engineering process from early design, specifications, development & simulation, testing and integration into the prototype aircraft. You may also provide a link with external suppliers or partners related to data network, communication protocols, avionics and sensors.
- Deliver a reliable software product according to high level requirements.
- Design, choose, implement and test the hardware architecture to host your software developments
- Source hardware components required for your system’s development including sensors based on a set of requirements both from higher level specification and your own, ensure their compatibility with equipments and supply them for the aircraft integration.
- Actively participate hands-on in the integration and testing campaign phases of your system as well as the aircraft flight tests.
We are also expecting you to support other team members to ensure interface compliance and optimal overall design.
You are someone who:
- Knows and use UML/SysML modelling language.
- Has a successful experience in developing a complete suite of avionics software including complex command and control, real-time onboard software and power management.
- Has experience in prototyping.
- Is used to design and develop systems under DO178C, DO254 requirements.
- Is able to model and simulate complex functional architectures including detailed interface definitions, complex activity and sequence diagrams.
- Is able to implement at a lower level (onboard software) real-time monitoring and actuation of a system according to complex control architectures.
- Is able to work autonomously with a drive for initiative related to the start-up environment and work in a small team.
It would be a plus if you:
- Know aeronautics communication protocols (ARINC, CANaerospace, LIN, FlexRay etc.)
- Know software and hardware development (including physical OSI layer).
- Know telemetry, remote monitoring protocols both RX and TX.
- Know automotive communication protocols (CANBus, FlexRay etc.).
- Are able to model and simulate communication network before going to physical tests using softwares like Vector CANape or CANoe.
- Are aware and interested in “new” communication protocols (TCP/IP).
- Have experience in developing systems under ARP 4754.
- Have already successfully developed and tested a data network architecture in your previous jobs.
- Know hybrid propulsion systems.
In a nutshell, you are someone with:
- 5-10 years of experience in software design with a strong focus on system engineering.
- Experience in Electronic Engineering and communication busses as a plus
- An onboard systems engineer profile, expert in interfaces at both hardware and software level.
- Knowledge of the aeronautics industry and its specific set of constraints.