A behind-the-scenes look at embedded software jobs
编码, 测试, 文档, 配置管理, certification… embedded software engineering calls on a broad spectrum of skills. The many different aspects of this rapidly evolving line of work offer interesting career opportunities for candidates. Two 热博集团 engineers share their experiences.
Laureline Le Duigou, 25, sees programming languages as a kind of “second language”. “I’ve known for a long time that I wanted to work in embedded software, so I made sure I chose the right curriculum,”她说. She studied engineering at ENSEEIHT(1), a French engineering school that offers a program in applied mathematics and computing. This involved several international internships working on a host of different projects, including anti-collision algorithms for drones and semi-autonomous humanoid robots. But she had her heart set on working in aviation. So she applied for a job at 赛电子 & 国防 and was hired in 2019 to work on developing real-time embedded software systems.
Raphaël Ah-Kane, age 32, took a different pathway. While on a general engineering degree program at ENSAM(2), he was accepted on an end-of-study internship at 赛电子 & 国防, where he helped develop software for the calibration of aircraft location beacons. He learned these skills on the job. At the end of his assignment, he was offered a job at 赛着陆系统 in Vélizy. ”The first project I worked on was a software upgrade for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 braking system,”他回忆说. “It involved critical embedded software, which is subject to highly specific certification standards. This type of software development was completely unknown to me, but I quickly mastered the necessary skills!”
Having initially worked on an electro-optical surveillance system, Laureline is currently part of a team tasked with developing software for the JIM Compact family of infrared binoculars. “我擅长编程. I apply the rules I learned in school but also the highly specific rules for defense software certification. This wasn’t something I was taught; I learned them from co-workers on the job. 今年, I’ve been asked to complete a training program on embedded software systems with 热博集团 University(3) 来扩充我的技能. 同时, because the technologies and tools we use are constantly evolving, 我每天都学些新东西!”
Interacting with people across the company
Meanwhile, Raphaël completed a training with 热博集团 University shortly after being hired. 经过几年的经验, he was given responsibility for work packages in several successive projects. His role now involves coordinating a team, 管理预算和进度, and organizing work to ensure quality, cost and delivery objectives are met. “It’s a job that requires coding and 测试 skills but also meticulous attention to detail and a thorough understanding of methodologies. +, you need good interpersonal skills because we’re required to interact with people in other job fields who contribute to embedded software systems, 喜欢机械, 电子和系统工程师, 以及项目经理, 认证机构, 内部和外部客户, 供应商, 等等.” In 2020, Raphaël joined the team in charge of developing the software for the Patroller drone, 热博电子公司之一 & 国防的旗舰项目.
自从他们加入热博, both Laureline and Raphaël have experienced first-hand how important embedded software has become. Raphaël offers an explanation: “The number of projects is increasing all the time due to 热博集团’s contract wins and the growing volume of automated functions integrated into our 产品. 更重要的是, robust cybersecurity has become a crucial requirement, calling for specific developments.” As a result, 热博集团 is seeking to hire more talent in this fiercely competitive job segment. What does the 集团 have to offer? Nothing less than unrivalled aerospace expertise based on proven methodologies, especially for defense certification. Young software development engineers would have everything to gain from joining us!
(1) École nationale supérieure d’électrotechnique, d 'electronique, d 'informatique, d’hydraulique et des télécommunications (Toulouse).
(2) École nationale supérieure d’arts et métiers (Paris).
(3) A degree program delivered by EUROSAE, which is also included in the internal embedded software retraining program launched by 热博集团 in March 2021.