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     Date Submitted:08-09-2011
     Last Modified:08-01-2018 (10:36)
    Job information
     Current job:Space Equipment Technical Responsible - Embedded Systems and Flight Software Development
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     Keywords"flight software" "embedded real-time expertise" "model-based design" "numerical simulation" "system studies" "team leader" "technical reviews leadership" "international environment" "matlab simulink"

    Embedded Systems Engineer

    Space Equipment Technical manager / System & Embedded Software Architect


    Professional Experience


    Sodern (ArianeGroup)



    HYDRA project multi-heads star tracker (attitude sensor for satellites) July 2004 – Present:


    Technical manager and customer interface (2011-2018):

    Multi-domain technical interface for customers (System / Software / Meca-therm / EMC),

    Participating to bids answers and demonstrating qualification status,

    In-flight data analysis, on orbit operation support (international context),

    Functional evolutions management,

    Optimization and derived products studies (architectures, prototyping on simulators).


    Flight software development team leader (6 persons team) (2005-2011):

    System studies and numerical simulations under Matlab/Simulink for mission modes design and performance assessments. Algorithms performances and robustness analysis. Detector simulation.

    Architecture design for the automatic coding.

    System studies, numerical simulation, real-time embedded software, automatic coding through model-based approach

    Embedded software mixing manual and automatically generated code.


    System responsible during design phase (2004-2005):

    Simulations and studies with Matlab/Simulink for mission modes design,

    Algorithm performances and robustness assessment (pattern recognition),

    Numerical simulation of detector and algorithms,

    ASIC design and real-time architecture according to functional requirements.


    SED20 project

    August 2002 – June 2004

    Flight software development and ASIC design work package manager (6 persons team) for an instrument embedded on the M51 (new nuclear strategic missile for French submarines).

    SED26 project

    September 2001 - February 2003

    Flight software work package manager for the SED26 star tracker development (5 persons team). Complete software V-cycle phases.

    SW Unit management

    February 2001 – September 2001

    Head of Software Engineering Unit (12 persons). Technical and hierarchical management of several projects.



    April 2000 - February 2001

    Performances optimization on an IP/ATM router allowing the transmission of VoIP (voice over IP). Design and implementation of a Quality of Service layer following the standard Differentiated Services (DiffServ).



    September 1998 – April 2000

    Design and specification of IP routing functions on an ATM switch in order to implement the light weight signalization protocol MPLS. Porting of an open-source routing protocols package (RIP, OSPF, BGP4).

    Responsible with the improvement and extension of a C++ SNMP agent on an ATM switch.



    September 1997 –August 1998

    Rapid prototyping for advanced engines

    Design and implementation of an object-oriented prototyping architecture to accelerate the development of electronic control units destined to the research engines (direct injection, electromagnetic valves).

    OMT/UML design generating C++. Test and integration on bench and vehicle.



    April 1995 – August 1997

    Telemetry interface for F1 Grand Prix

    Design and improvement of components for the real-time racing data visualization interface,

    Porting, optimization and integration of the vehicle dynamics simulation software from Jordan Grand Prix,

    Network interface between the telemetry application and the prototyping engine control unit.


    Tools for analysis and smart alarms

    Data analysis of the race telemetries in order to elaborate predictive intelligent alarms to prevent failures of the F1 key systems (neural networks, statistical methods),

    Design and implementation of an automated engine data analysis software for motorist engineers.

    First prize of Cap Gemini Industry Challenges for Peugeot customer satisfaction.



    December 1994 – April 1995

    Oil database audit. Database structure optimizations.

    LCL Bank

    September 1994 – December 1994

    In the back office research team, developement of an options pricer.

    Education and training


    Training on orbital mechanics at ISAE


    Training on microprocessors/FPGA/SoC


    Training on the open source real time kernel RTEMS


    Complete training modules MATHWORKS Matlab/Simulink/RTW


    Placement of 5 months in the bank SOVAC, Paris (relational database)


    Placement of 6 weeks at MICHELIN, London (production forecasting department)


    Worker placement at Vosgienne de la chaussure (shoes factory, 6 weeks)


    Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy

    Graduated Ingénieur Civil des Mines

    Materials science: Specialization in steels and industrial ceramics

    Production management and decision making: forecast methods, statistics, data analysis, operational research.






    Very good level, technical reviews (Nasa, international customers)

    (Certificate in Advanced English, Cambridge, 1993)


    Average level


    Afterwork courses (Jan-Sept 2013), personal study at home since


    Notions (3 years, 1992-1994)


    University courses after work hours (3 years, 2008-2010)


    Technical Expertise



    Model-based design: MatLab/Simulink/Stateflow and automatic code generation (RTW Embedded coder)

    OMT/UML (StP and Rational Rose tools)



    C, C++, Java, SPARC assembly language



    Eclipse, Cygwin, SNIFF+, VMWare / VirtualBox


    Operating systems

    Windows, HP-UX, SunOS, Linux



    SPARC (ERC32/LEON2/LEON3/TSIM2/GRMON), ARM (RPi2), PowerPC (PPC750/PowerQuiccII), Motorola 68333, DSP TMSC40





    Embedded real-time

    RTEMS, VxWorks / Tornado, pSOS / pRISM+

    SMP (multiprocessing)

    Hypervisors (XTratum)


    Analysis and simulation

    ROOT library, SAS System (statistics), Matcad


    Code verification



    Graphical interface

    X-Window (Xlib, Xt, Motif), SWT


    Configuration management

    Git, Tuleap, ClearCase, CVS, SVN


    Testing tools

    IBM Rational TestRealTime, DEVISOR





    Classical, Jazz, member of a pop-rock workshop


    Online player


    Raspberry Pi / FPGA home projects


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