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Title: A researcher in Data Processing & Machine Learning Posted: June 5, 2015
Company/Institution: Safran
Location: Paris Saclay, France
Department: Research Team in Data and Signal Processing


With more than 66,500 employees worldwide, Safran is a top-tier supplier of high-tech systems and equipment, with leading positions in the Aerospace, Defense and Security industries.

Safran invests 12% of her revenue in Research & Development to match the fast-pace of dynamic markets. Thomson-Reuters ranked Safran one of the Top 100 Global Innovators with an average of 750 patents per year. (Ranked number 3 in the top French organizations to have patents granted)

SAFRAN is building a state of the art corporate research center to develop out-of the box innovations and disruptive technologies for the aerospace, defense and security industries.

This facility will be located in Paris-Saclay campus, the French world-class technology cluster of research institutions and higher education.

This research center will be comprised of ~300 multicultural aerospace physical, and computer scientists and engineers organized into three main fields: advanced aerospace systems (propulsion and energetics, electrical and electronic systems); digital technologies (information and signal processing, modeling and simulation); materials and sensors (materials and processes, test lab, sensor technologies and applications).

To participate to the creation and development of Safran Research Center





A research engineer in Data Processing & Machine Learning


to help us meet the major technology challenges that are key to tomorrow's products

Permanent position in the greater Paris area, to be filled immediately


Job description

You will contribute to design new systems, equipment and services for Safran by identifying and developing innovative Data Analysis algorithms and technologies. The targeted applications are in the aerospace, biometrics/security, defense, industrial inspection and manufacturing sectors.




·        Synthetize “state of the art” algorithms on specific areas of  Data processing & Machine Learning

·        Propose, develop and evaluate new Data processing & Machine Learning algorithms

  • Propose and advise doctoral thesis, support post docs and interns.

·        Develop software platforms and libraries. 



Job characteristics:


  • Innovation and creativity.
  • Outside partnerships with academia or industry.
  • Occasional trips to other Safran entities.
  • Travel in France and abroad.


Scientific and technical skills required:


Scientific skills:

·        Machine learning and datamining

·        High dimensions Statistics and "big data" modeling

·        Information geometry and techniques for dimension reduction

·        Sparse representation

·        Stochastic modeling and processes

·        Search for weak signals and outliers

·        Advanced human-machine interface and visual representation for data mining

·        Linear and non-linear optimization. Fusion, diagnostics and prognostics

·        Massively parallel and distributed real-time algorithms

·        Programming: C/C++, Matlab, etc.



Soft Skills

  • Ability to listen to people, synthesize information and sharing knowledge.
  • Ability to operate independently, very meticulous, writing and presentation skills


Education and experience

After earning a PhD (Statistics - applied math-Data processing), you should have two to five years of experience in the public and/or private sector as research engineer..


Application Instructions:

For more information and to apply for job, please contact:

Christophe ACOLANT at and visit



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