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Trainee – IT Engineer – AI/ML for Voice Recognition in ATC simulators

Brétigny-sur-Orge (France)

  • Organization: EUROCONTROL - European Organization for the safety of air navigation
  • Location: Brétigny-sur-Orge (France)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
  • Closing Date: 2020-03-16

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  • Type of traineeship: Trainee – IT Engineer – AI/ML for Voice Recognition in ATC simulators

  • Location: Brétigny-sur-Orge

  • Directorate/Service: DECMA/INO/VIF - Simulation & Validation Infrastructure Unit

  • Publication date: 16/01/2020

  • Closing date: 16/03/2020

Your team

The EUROCONTROL Experimental Centre (EEC) in Brétigny, France carries out Research and Development in Air Traffic Management (ATM).

The Simulation and Validation team is looking for a dynamic trainee to join its team to further develop and improve the real time simulators.

Your role


The trainee will contribute to the development of a virtual-piloting position with voice-recognition in the context of our ESCAPE real-time ATC simulator.


The trainee will participate in the following tasks:

  • Define, select, develop, code, install and test AI/ML based voice recognition solutions for our ATC simulators;

  • Acquire a sound understanding of the overall architecture of the ATC real-time ESCAPE simulator, and potentially the other simulators (see;

  • Participate in the drafting of documentation and user’s manual and, potentially, in the training of the users from academia or research establishments.


From 3 to 6 months.

Your profile

We are looking for bright students:

  • In a masters or bachelors educational programme;

  • With a good command of English. Knowing some French would help. Any other language is an advantage;

  • With an IT engineering background, ideally with some understanding of air traffic management;

  • Who can code in Java;

  • Who know how to draft good documentation;

  • Who has some understanding of voice recognition and processing technology.

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Useful information

  • Applications will be accepted from nationals of ECAC Member States only.

  • This opportunity falls under the Traineeship Programme Regulations.

  • A flat-rate allowance of €900 per month as a contribution towards living expenses will be granted.

  • Reimbursement of travel expenses to take up appointment and leave may be covered by means of a lump sum.

  • EUROCONTROL is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunities. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, age, disability, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, religion or belief, marital or parental status and sexual orientation.
    In the event of equal merit, preference may be given to the applicant from to the under-represented diversity characteristics.

  • Only the candidates who will be invited for an interview/test will be informed of the outcome of the selection.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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