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     Date Submitted:30-03-2013
     Last Modified:17-11-2019 (02:56)
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     Current job:Project Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     KeywordsOperation, Maintenance, Development, Validation, System Engineering, DO-278A, Real Time On-board Software, Spacecraft, Aircraft, Ground Segment, Project Management, Costs, Schedule, Team spirit, Quality Assurance, Configuration Management, Process, Review

    Project Manager in Aeronautics, Defence and Space Systems


    Ø Joined AIRBUS Commercial Aircraft in 2019 

    Since May 2019: Product & Development Process Architect

    # Internal assessment of aircraft programmes maturity and risks control #

    Set-up and steering of aircraft programmes monitoring with respect to business objectives, in accordance with applicable standards and company processes referential

    Definition of new processes, methods and tools, enhancing modelling and simulation capabilities and ensuring digital continuity in the design and manufacturing of products and services

    Ø November 1996 / April 2019 – AIRBUS Defence & Space, Toulouse

    July 2017 / April 2019: Project Manager of the ESOC Study “File-Based Operations for Earth Observation Missions”

    # Demonstration of the benefit of CFDP protocol for Payload data downlinking through Ka-band #

    Sentinel-1A Mission Analysis, new mission requirements and use cases specification, trade-off between several system architectures allowing CFDP-based operations

    Simulator specification and development, scenarios definition and simulation, performance analysis

    Definition of ESA existing assets modifications, roll-out strategy and road-map

    August 2016 / April 2019: Operations Engineering Manager – EGNOS System

    # Operations, ILS & Maintenance and Training Preparation for EGNOS V3 System #

    Definition of EGNOS V3 Operational Concept, ILS & Maintenance strategy and Training plan of Operators

    Support to the design of operational subsystems, MMIs specification and mock-up

    Definition of system operational scenarios and sub-systems operations and maintenance procedures

    Definition and validation of the Migration scenario from EGNOS V2 to EGNOS V3

    Coordination of the design and development of Training and Troubleshooting platforms

    January 2016 / July 2016: Maintenance Manager – GALILEO System

    # In the frame of Airbus Proposal to GSA ITT for GSOp (Galileo Service Operator) #

    Definition of Maintenance processes, organisation, methods and tools for Galileo Ground Segment

    Trade-off between classical and new approaches (Agile process, continuous integration)

    Trade-off between physical and virtualised architectures for Maintenance and Troubleshooting platforms

    Selection of software subcontractors and subsystems maintainers for the industrial organisation of Airbus consortium

    Costing and scheduling of maintenance activities over all the tendering period

    January 2014 / July 2016: Critical Software Development Manager – EGNOS System

    # Critical Software Standards (DO-278A) and Real Time HW/SW Architecture for EGNOS V3 #

    Definition of critical software development standards in compliance with ECSS (European Space Agency standards) and DO-278A/ED-109A

    Definition and deployment of processes, methods and tools implementing these standards

    Definition of real time hardware/software architecture of EGNOS V3 Data Processing Segment

    Selection of critical software suppliers for the industrial organisation of Airbus consortium

    January 2012 / December 2013: Quality and Configuration Manager for Ground Segments

    # Quality and Configuration Manager for Telecom and Earth Observation Satellites Control Centres #

    For ERSSS (Kazakhstan), SPOT6, SPOT7 and PLEIADES Earth Observation Programs, for Telecom Eurostar E3000 satellites and for recurrent software products included (30 projects):

    Definition and setting-up of Quality and Configuration baselines in accordance with customers requirements, both for Airbus D&S teams and towards sub-contractors

    Control of processes, products quality assurance, support to development teams

    Support to Project Managers for risks analysis, actions management, setting-up and monitoring of indicators and metrics, participation to projects reviews

    Configuration management and organisation of control boards for anomalies and change requests

    Verification of deliveries and participation to acceptance reviews both from sub-contractors and towards customers

    Participation to the definition and deployment of standards and processes in the Ground Segments division including Agile methodologies (CMMI2 certification at the end of 2013)

    January 2010 / December 2011: YahSat Telecommunications Satellite for United Arab Emirates

    # Responsible of the Network Management System software for YahSat Ground Segment #

    Following of software developments made by a 100 people-team spread over Portsmouth and Stevenage Airbus D&S sites. Frequent travels in UK

    Analysis of the design, development and validation strategy, methods and tools

    Checking of the software product conformity with its specification, and of the processes and standards correct application

    Schedules and costs control, risks management

    Technical interface with development and validation English teams, programmatic interface with the Software Project Manager based in Portsmouth, management of a 3 people-support team in Toulouse

    Participation to reviews and acceptance of software deliveries

    January 2006 / December 2009: Deputy Head of the On-board Software Department

    # Responsible of the pole “Telecommunications & Science”: E3000 telecommunications satellites, GAIA and BEPI scientific missions, ACES instrument (atomic clocks to be installed on Columbus ISS module) and reusable internal software products #

    Hierarchical management of the pole staff (increased in 4 years from 12 to 40 people): recruitment, missions definition and assignment, annual appraisals, careers and remuneration management, training, subcontractors choice and management

    Technical and programmatic support to the projects of the pole: schedules and costs control, risks management, support to the characterization and resolution of technical problems

    Processes and standards definition for the department. CMMI3 certification in 2008. “Process Owner” of the Validation process: maintenance of the standards and templates, improvement of the process and verification of its correct application in all the projects of the department

    April 1998 / December 2005: Real Time On-Board Software Project Manager – International Environment

    # Project Manager of real time software embarked on telecommunications and Earth observation satellites: E2000+ and E3000 generic platforms, ERS, SPOT and HELIOS satellites, ROCSAT payload, Automated Transfer Vehicle ATV for the International Space Station ISS #

    Software product definition, development and validation plans writing, quotation and schedule estimation

    Technical et financial negotiation with customers (CNES, ESA, Airbus D&S Business Units)

    Teams organisation and management (up to 20 persons), developments direction, schedules and costs control (up to 8 M€)

    Management of several projects in parallel

    Software technical and financial proposals of Mars Express satellite and E3000 telecommunications generic platform

    November 1996 / March 1998: Real Time On-Board Software Technical Responsible

    Architectural design of software components for the Columbus module of the International Space Station

    Ø August 1993 / October 1996 – MATRA DEFENSE, Operations Division

    August 1995 / October 1996: Software Project Responsible

    # Test Case Software Project Manager #

    Specification, design, development and integration of real time software for a test case of missile launching stations embarked on frigate

    Project management, customer interface, schedule and costs

    August 1993 / July 1995: Responsible of a reusable software library

    # Reusable Software Library Project Manager #

    Design, development and integration of low level software reusable on several avionics projects

    Sub-contractors management and following of the contracted software developments

    Configuration Management of the reusable components library and support to the users

    Ø August 1988 / July 1993 – THOMSON-CSF, Radars and Countermeasures Division 

    January 1993 / July 1993: Project manager of the RAFALE radar inter-computers internal bus

    # Management of hardware and software developments: interface boards, on-board inter-computers communication software, database HMI, exchanges simulation and spying software on test bench #

    Coordination of the hardware, software and test bench teams, schedules and costs management

    Coordination of the design of all exchanges between computers on the bus and administration of the database containing these data

    Maintenance and evolutions of inter-computers communication software, data exchanges validation on test bench

    August 1991 / December 1992: Responsible of the RAFALE radar Signal Processing Software

    Design, development and integration of a secured real time software spread over 2 on-board multiprocessors computers

    Technical management of a 5 developers team (engineers and technicians): definition and spread of development and integration activities, scheduling

    August 1988 / July 1991: Signal Processing Software Engineering

    Study and simulation of signal processing algorithms

    Mock-up and dependability study of software radar modes

    Appraisal of software development environment tools


    1988: Graduated as an engineer from the French engineer school “Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs Electriciens de Grenoble” (ENSIEG – INP Grenoble, FRANCE) – Option Electrotechnics Control and Actuators for Robotics


    French  : mother tongue

    English : fluent

    Italian   : working knowledge


    Nationality: French

    Married, 2 children

    Sports: collective gymnastic club of Airbus, women’s volley-ball team of THOMSON-CSF, classical dance, skiing, qi gong

    Hobbies: reading, travelling (Netherland, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Austria, United States, West Indies, Mauritius, Dominican Republic, Cuba)

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