CV: Star Tracker Technical Responsible - Embedded Systems and Flight Software Development



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 Date Submitted:08-09-2011
 Last Modified:09-12-2018 (08:43)
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 Current job:Star Tracker 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" "algorithm design"

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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