Airbus UpNext DragonFly Demonstrator - Computer Vision Specialist (M/F)

Airbus ExO Autonomy SAS (Toulouse, France) Publié il y a 23 jours

Job Description:

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 launch a new flight demonstrator, Airbus UpNext DragonFly Demonstrator, to go a step further to pave the way of autonomous flights on commercial aircraft. In particular, this demonstrator aims to demonstrate the ability to ensure safe flight back and landing. All the outcomes of this demonstration will contribute to prepare more autonomous aircraft of the next decade.

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

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

Main missions:

DragonFly team is looking for a Computer Vision Specialist (M/F) to orientate the choices in term of vision-based solution for surveillance and navigation applications in the frame of the demonstrator.

As such, the jobholder will have to:

  • Research, design and implement computer vision systems for guidance, navigation and object detection for aircrafts

  • Keep up to date with the latest technological advances in Computer Vision and implement this into your work

  • Prepare documentation for flight testing

You are passionate about aeronautics and computer vision, motivated by the challenge and ready to constantly learn and to develop yourself and the others, this project could be yours joining the DragonFly team.

Duration of the mission:

The mission will last till 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:

  • Educated to Master's degree level in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

  • Knowledge in Image processing and signal processing algorithms is required

  • Knowledge in artificial intelligence (machine learning, deep learning, CNN, …) is a must

  • Skills in C++/Python

  • Knowledge of SLAM, surface reconstruction, LiDAR, or Radar

  • Knowledge of Overall System Design, knowledge of Airbus avionics & systems architecture would be a plus

  • Previous experience in large project with various external partner would be a plus

  • Negotiation level in English is required


  • Passionate about exploring new areas and implement innovative ideas and concepts of CV and other perception algorithms

  • 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.

  • Impatient with a burning desire to execute rapidly, without compromising neither safety nor ethics and compliance.

  • You have and share the values of transparency, courage, humility, empathy and care for the others.

  • 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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