CV: Satellite flight software validation engineer


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 Date Submitted:01-10-2014
 Last Modified:01-10-2014 (09:00)
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 Current job:Satellite flight software validation engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:>3months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
 KeywordsValidation engineer : thorough, technical expertise; R&D engineer : results oriented, creative; Space science : communication protocol, embedded systems, space research and industry; Computer science : specification and development, embedded algorithms

Junior Engineer in Aerospace and Embedded Software

Work experience

Consulting Software Validation Engineer


Thales Alenia Space, Cannes


2012 – 2014 (2.5 years)

Project: Exomars TGO (Planetary exploration probe), ESA program

Responsibility: tool chain and versioning manager

Duration: 18 months



-          Designed and validated the test campaign for platform and payload equipments, FDIR, OBCP, TC/TM applications, and 1553 protocol

-          Trained 3 engineers for the validation team

-          Set the chain of tools and configuration management for the validation campaign (8-engineers team)

-          Contributed to R&D meetings for validation processes optimization


Project: O3B (Constellation of telecommunication satellites)

Responsibility: team manager

Duration: 9 months



-          Designed and validated the test campaign for the AOCS module

-          Attended commercial negotiation meetings

-          Managed the 5-engineers validation team


Project: Sentinel3 (Meteorology satellite)

Duration: 3 months



-          Wrote the test campaign specifications and procedures

-          Analysed test results and debugged the embedded flight software

R&D Engineer


Laboratory of Space Studies and Astrophysics Instrumentation (LESIA)


French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)



2010-2011 (2 years)

Project: PLATO (Astronomic observation satellite), Cosmic Vision ESA program



-          Collaborated with a Brazilian university team to realize the hardware prototype of the embedded memories and SpaceWire data transmission links

-          Wrote the specifications of the star monitoring embedded algorithms, for French National Space Studies Centre (CNES)

-          Studied the embedded CPU load, and optimized the C++ code of embedded scientific algorithms to reduce their processing time

-          Proposed the design of the hardware architecture of the embedded Data Processing Unit




Research engineer


Laboratory of Combustion and Detonics (LCD), CNRS, Poitiers

2009 (4 months)


-          Proposed a model for PMMA combustion, in the field of fire safety

-          Developed genetic algorithms to predict the thermal degradation


Blue collar


SNECMA Services, Chatellerault

2008 (2 months)


-          Integrated a blue-collar team in the maintenance service

-          Worked on maintenance treatments for airliner engines CFM-56


Academic career

Aerospace engineering student


ISAE - ENSMA, Poitiers

2007-2010 (3 years)

3-years formation in general engineering, science and techniques applied to aerospace research and industry

Specialization (3rd year): avionics and embedded systems

Responsibility: involved in many student associations and projects (see hobbies)

Case studies:

-          Solar towers: economic model, energetic yield, technical challenges

-          Ground effect planes: aerodynamic principles, feasibility


French Classes préparatoires student


2005-2007 (2 years)

2 years of advanced Mathematics and Physics, in preparation for French national engineering Grandes Ecoles.


Space science

Satellite equipments: CCD cameras, star trackers, inertia measurement units, inertia reaction wheels

AOCS algorithms, FDIR mechanisms, Telecommands/Telemetry

Data transmission: 1553, SpaceWire and RMAP protocol, ESA PUS standard

Space embedded memory, LEON processors architecture

Computer science

Genetic algorithms

Real-time algorithm optimization

Embedded software

General engineering

Flight dynamics, fluid dynamics

Mechanics, structures, material resistance

Thermal transfers, thermodynamics

Programming languages and environments

C/C++, Java, Python, Ada, Matlab


Windows, Unix

Versioning management

Issue tracing



SVN, Clearcase, Git

Jira, Bugzilla






Mother tongue


Fluent. Studying and working in English since 2007. TOEIC score in 2008 = 965/990


Level B1. Spent several weeks in Spain and South America


Scholar level. 7 years of scholar studying. Several stays in Germany


3 years of scholar studying. HanyuShuipingKaoshiexam: level 2 in 2011 (score = 177/200)



Air and space activities

30 flight hours of gliding

Took part in the Student Aerospace Challenge in 2008: preliminary design of the propulsion of a tourism spaceship

Took part in the ActInSpace hackaton in 2014: design of an alternative innovative solution for airplanes rescue toboggans

Secretary of the student astronomy association in 2008

Outdoor activities

Level 1 of Scuba-diving

Chairman of the marathon running student association in 2009

4 years of capoeira

Social activities

2 years of amateur acting in a theatre company

Several weeks of learning Latin dances in Spain and South America

Chairman of the role playing games student association in 2010

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