Technical Project Manager - Optical satellite communication W/M

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Update on 17/05/2024
  • Contract type:  Permanent contract

  • Work time:  Full time

  • Location Rennes

Who are we ?

Founded in 2013, Cailabs is the global specialist in laser beam shaping, particularly through a unique and patented technology (MPLC), originating from scientific laboratories. The company designs, manufactures, and develops innovative photonic solutions for the aerospace, industrial (laser machining), telecommunications, and defense sectors.


Since 2020, Cailabs has experienced accelerated growth in the field of optical ground stations, enabling communication between satellites and Earth using lasers, and has now a central position in this market. Currently, one major area of activity for Cailabs is its optical ground stations TILBA-OGS, which incorporate Cailabs' technological core (MPLC) to facilitate ultra-high-speed communications despite atmospheric conditions.


Cailabs currently has over 90 employees, including 25 PhD holders. With 26 families of filed patents, the company is recognized as one of the most innovative SMEs in France.

Job description

Are you eager to be at the heart of developing new products, driven by innovative technical projects in the space sector? Are you passionate about collaborative work within multidisciplinary teams, in a human-sized company?


Join our dynamic and motivated team to face exciting challenges and contribute to innovation in the space industry!


As a Technical Project Manager - Satellite Optical Communication, you will be responsible for managing and executing complex and innovative Earth-Satellite optical communication projects (for the ground segment), across all project lifecycle phases.


You will interact with a multidisciplinary team of engineers to ensure project success, while maintaining effective communication with partners/clients and stakeholders.


In this role, your main responsibilities will include:

  • Planning, coordinating, and supervising the project execution in accordance with technical specifications, as well as timelines and budget.
  • Distributing roles and responsibilities within the project team, considering the skills and resources available.
  • Supervising field operations while ensuring compliance with project requirements.
  • Leading and supporting demonstrations for clients/partners.

Essential skills

  • With an engineering background, you have a successful first experience in managing technical projects within innovative R&D and/or industrial environments, in sectors such as space, aeronautics, defense, or telecommunications.
  • Ideally, you have gained skills in the operation of complex systems or hardware equipment, including free-space optics or optoelectronics.
  • You are recognized for your dynamism, your ability to unite and coordinate teams, and your effective project management.
  • You have a passion for innovation, technical challenges, and solving complex technical problems.
  • Interpersonal skills and competencies in both oral and written communication, with a variety of interlocutors (internal, partners, clients) in both English and French, are essential for this position.

This position involves testing under conditions that may sometimes occur outside of regular working hours, as well as frequent national and international travel.


When you join Cailabs, you will find :

- a brilliant team driven by a common mission : to create and sale products that  help solve some of today’s major industrial and technological challenges for multiple applications

- a dynamic structure that combines agility and resources to match its ambitions
- a company at the cutting edge of technology, from the development of prototypes to the industrialization phase.

And also :   

  • Times of sharing and conviviality (annual seminar, meals, group games, sports activities, etc.)
  • A health insurance plan covered at 100% by Cailabs.
  • A bonus system to reward collective and individual performances

 Joining Cailabs is finally the assurance that everything will be done to help you perform, improve and take up new challenges.

Required languages

  • English English - Level advanced

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