Ascendance is looking for a new Avionics System & Safety Architect.


Who are they?

Ascendance is building tomorrow’s hybrid-electric aviation with ATEA, a unique Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft powered by STERNA, their in-house hybrid propulsion system. They focus their efforts in designing an innovative, safe, silent, clean and affordable aircraft that will be able to blend into existing infrastructures and regulations to ease its deployment and maximise social acceptance.

If you are looking for a place where you will have a direct impact on very ambitious products, where you will work close to the hardware and where you can witness the result of your hard work quickly, board ATEA and come fly with them toward the future of aviation!


Your role:

In this role, you will be integrated within the avionics system team with strong interactions with Flight Control and Hybrid Propulsion systems. Directly reporting to the Avionics leader, you will be in charge of the system architecture development, participate in system design, and perform the safety analyses and airworthiness activities aiming to obtain a Permit to Fly for their ATEA prototype.


Your main responsibilities:

  • Mastering the avionics system architecture and coordinate the identification and application of related modifications
  • Capturing needs from stakeholders (i.e. Management, Authorities, Pilots, Flight Tests engineers, …)
  • Drive the Safety & reliability analyses (SysFHA, PSSA,SSA)Drive the airworthiness activities
  • Work with the team on System Description Document (SDD), the System interface document (SID) and Interface control document(ICD)
  • Work with the team to ensure the full integration and interoperability of avionics system functions (Displays, Flight Warning System, Data com, Control panel, Air data & Inertial sensors, …)
  • Support the team in the Verification and Validation activities (Lab and flight test preparation / technical event investigation)


You will be entering the team during a crucial part of their development. Full scale test-benches are ongoing while full scale aircraft development is running at full speed with many issues to tackle regarding communications networks and associated developments.


The job has been made for you if you have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering Science, Computer Science or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in systems engineering or related fields in aerospace systems
  • Preferred to have practical hands-on experience in design, integration and test
  • Experience with HMI and communication
  • Good knowledge and experience with DO-178C, DO-254 and D-O160 standards is a plus
  • Flight testing experience is a plus
  • An experience of CS-23 and CS-27 certification requirements is a plus


You are meant to work together if you:

  • Are sensitive to the climate change impacts
  • Have ability to work autonomously with a drive for initiative related to the start-up environment and work in a small team
  • Are solution and delivery-oriented
  • Are a real team player who wants to build a big success story with them
  • Are passionate about new tech


What they offer:

  • An international and dynamic team
  • A remote policy to allow you flexibility
  • Health insurance (supported to 50% by AFT)
  • A dynamic workplace providing equal opportunities for disability, gender equity…


Everyone is welcome at Ascendance!


Recruitment process:

  • Application evaluations (CVs….)
  • Talent Interview
  • Technical Interview
  • Meet others Ascenders
  • Reference check