Airbus UpNext DragonFly Demonstrator - Control Law Specialist (M/F)

Airbus ExO Autonomy SAS (Toulouse, France) Publié il y a 7 jours

Job Description:

Description of Airbus UpNext
Founded in 2017, Airbus UpNext is actively shaping the future of aerospace by using flying demonstrators to evaluate, mature and validate new products and services.

Designed as a talent incubator, Airbus UpNext is a place where you can act and think like a startup while building on the strong expertise of Airbus, a place where you are empowered to challenge and test new processes and ways of working. 

Our mission is:

  • To identify the trends that could disrupt the future of the aerospace industry and evaluate them to demonstrate their potential as a viable product.
  • To accelerate traditional research cycles and prototype development to achieve proof of concept in a real environment and at a convincing scale and speed.
  • To develop real-world applications for emerging aerospace technologies, thereby driving their maturity and increasing their value.
  • To be THE reference for Technology Value Assessment

Our Values: #Keep it Simple #Act as one Team #Be Audacious

Our DNA: #Speed of Execution #Bold Experimentation #Outward Looking

Description of Airbus UpNext DragonFly Demonstrator 

UpNext launches a new flight  demonstrator, Airbus UpNext DragonFly, to go a step further to pave the way for autonomous flight on commercial aircraft.

In particular, this demonstrator aims at demonstrating the ability to ensure safe flight back and landing.

All the outcomes of this demonstration will contribute to preparing more autonomous aircraft of the next decade.

On top of these technical challenges, this demonstration has to be achieved in less than 30months. 

Team spirit, proactivity and pragmatism will be the key ingredients to make this unique journey successful.

Main missions:

DragonFly team is searching for the Control Law Specialist (m/f) to Design and Implement the Control and Guidance Laws supporting the demonstrator objectives.

As such , the jobholder will have to :

  • Integrate the Airbus UpNext DragonFly team, which is a highly multidisciplinary and multiskilled team.
  • Capture Need from stakeholders (i.e. Flight Tests people, other R&T Teams).
  • Propose and iterate on design for the project needs in terms of Control and Guidance laws, including new or modified laws for the Approach, Landing and Taxi
  • Implement and test the Control and Guidance Laws, ensuring implementation is in line with requirements, and capture test results, in collaboration with other team members.
  • Prepare documentation for capitalization, communication, test evidence, flight clearance, performance analyses.

You are passionate about aeronautics and control, motivated by the challenge and ready to constantly learn and to develop yourself and the others, don’t hesitate to join the Airbus UpNext DragonFly team.

Duration of the mission: 

The mission will last until the flight tests campaign and the associated reports, roughly 24 months.

Your Boarding Pass:

As the successful candidate you will be able to demonstrate some or all of the following skills and competencies:

  • Degree in Engineering, with specialization in Control, or equivalent.
  • Knowledge in vehicle Control and Guidance.
  • Background in Aeronautics (studies or previous work experience).
  • Past experience in Control and Guidance laws development, preferably in the aeronautics industry.
  • Negotiation level in English.


  • Passionate about exploring new areas, working on equations and quickly implementing innovative ideas and concepts
  • Critical thinker that takes on big challenges to create innovative solutions. You are an enterprising person, flexible and capable of adapting to changing environments.
  • Able to self-manage and yet a team-player.
  • You are impatient with a burning desire to execute rapidly, without compromising neither safety nor ethics nor compliance.
  • You have and share the values of transparency, courage, humility, empathy and care for the others.
  • You are a hands-on person, solution oriented and communicative. 
  • You are willing to have fun.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.


Airbus ExO Autonomy SAS

Contract Type:

Fixed term Contract / CDD / Befristet / Contrato de duración limitada

Experience Level:

Professional / Expérimenté(e) / Professionell / Profesional

Job Family:

Vehicle Mission & Control

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