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Engineer "Launchers GNC and engine control"


A position in Launchers GNC field is available at the CNES-Launchers Directorate for duration of 18 months.

The engineer will bring support to the flight control specialists of the department : he (or she) will be involved, depending on the programmatic needs, in development, tuning and validation of control, guidance, and navigation algorithms for the preliminary launchers projects and the demonstrators prepared by CNES launchers directorate. He (or she) could also be involved in technical studies for the GNC algorithms of the operational and in-development launchers (ARIANE, VEGA and SOYUZ families), as well as development, tuning and validation of control algorithms for liquid engines.

Specific conditions  :

Possible short term travels in Europe 

JOB beginning date :

As soon as possible

Desired profile

Master degree in aerospace engineering, specialized in automatics and with strong knowledge in the field of numerical simulation.

General knowledge of launchers domain, flight mechanics and optimization techniques would be an asset.

Knowledge and experience in programming, using most of the following languages, is required: Matlab, Simulink, Python, ADA, and Scilab.

Necessary skills

-     Autonomy, good relationship and ability to communicate

-     Capacity of analysis and synthesis

-     Scientific rigorousness

Structure description

Within the Space Transportation Technical Directorate (SDT), The Safety, Performance and GNC department is in charge of engineering studies in the fields of trajectories and performances, flight mechanics, and in-flight safety of launchers, including software and on-board algorithms design.

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