Safran Vectronix AG

Safran Vectronix – Service ILS – MISSION READINESS CHECK

Research Scientist Geo-Positioning (f/m)

Job Description

The need for security is deeply rooted in mankind. It’s good that there are forces that ensure more security and order in a changing world. Services and solutions from Safran Vectronix help to support these forces in their mission. Dedicated to target intelligence, we are recognized as a global leader in state-of-the-art optronic equipment for military, systems and sensors for military and civil applications. Almost 100 years of Swiss tradition and excellence in optics and precision engineering are reflected in our products. Customers in more than 90 countries rely on Safran Vectronix for Swiss quality, precision, and reliability. We offer a variety of exciting projects to develop state of the art products and great benefits in an attractive area with modern working places. This position is based in Heerbrugg (north-eastern Switzerland).

Research Scientist Geo-Positioning (f/m)



  • Algorithm development for localization, orientation and north-finding sensors
  • Implementation and testing of north-finding and geo-positioning technologies (interfaces and programming)
  • Sensor evaluation and market survey
  • Work within international cross-functional teams to implement new features in our products
  • Collaboration within the R&D, Product Management and assembly teams
  • Monitoring and evaluation of competing technologies
  • Collaborate with external research centers, industrial partners and different Safran sites


As a person you convince with good analytical and communicative skills. Together with colleagues from various nationalities, you make a significant contribution to the conception and life cycle support of our products. A Master degree or a PhD in physics or engineering is essential for this position. Candidates should be experienced with industrial device development and testing as well as linear and non-linear parameter estimation methods. Experience and interest in surveying, north-finding and navigation, in particular construction and application of Kalman Filters, would be a plus. Good written and spoken English and German skills allow you to work successfully with your contact persons (internal and external). French would be a plus.

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