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Field Application Engineer

Full time
AdaCore SAS
Paris, France
3+ years of experience

AdaCore is seeking a talented and highly-motivated Field Application Engineer for the European region based in Paris!

Everything we do at AdaCore is centered around helping developers build the safest, most secure open-source software. 

For over 25 years, we’ve worked with global leaders across avionics, aerospace and defense industries, building tools and providing services that ease the complex and difficult process of developing high-integrity software. As the need for truly secure and reliable applications expands into industries such as automotive, medical, energy, and IOT, we’re advancing our time-tested technologies to bring expertise and services to help a whole new generation of developers.

Our 150 experts worldwide in the US (New York), France (Paris, Toulouse, Grenoble and Vannes), the UK, Estonia and Germany all play a role in developing bleeding edge technologies to meet the highest grade of software development.

Joining AdaCore is about joining a culture of innovation, openness, collaboration and dependability, which defines how we work together, with our customers and partners.

Working in an international team, you will be responsible for continuously improving the company’s information systems.

About this Role

As a Field Application Engineer in Europe, your role at AdaCore will ensure the front-line technical success and commercial development in various markets we serve. You will join a dynamic team of sales professionals and subject matter experts who are focused on enabling customers with the ability to create high integrity software solutions, meeting the various security and safety requirements we find in today’s industries. While engaging with customers, whose domains’ range from civilian and military aerospace to autonomous vehicles and finance, you will use your deep technical experience and knowledge of the Ada and SPARK programming language ecosystems to advocate for the usage of AdaCore’s technologies as the premier solution for the development of these secure and safety critical systems. You will also help engage new opportunities within our customer base for our Rust product portfolios. As a primarily customer-facing role, the Field Application Engineer position requires a challenging mix of interpersonal skills and a wide set of technical experiences to ensure the success and satisfaction of AdaCore’s customers. 


  • Ensure customer success by developing technical rapport with key customer stakeholders and technical leaders and position yourself as a Technical Advisor to the customer
  • Leverage your deep technical background and expertise in the company’s technologies to guide customers in the adoption of new and exciting products
  • Advocate for customer needs by partnering with Product Managers and Product Engineering to provide product feedback collected from field visits and technical interchanges
  • Collaborate with Account Managers and Product Managers to develop custom proposals to solve complex customer challenges
  • Partner with potential and current customers to facilitate successful evaluations of new products and services
  • Drive product presentations and lead technical discussions in pre-sales and post-sales technical interchanges with customers
  • Evangelize the Ada/SPARK and Rust programming languages with a focus on safety-critical software development as an expert in the languages and their respective tool suites
  • Interact with Product Management to understand product positioning and advocacy, as well as industry data and technology trends from the field
  • Represent the company at trade-shows, technical conferences, and educational events
  • Develop best practices based on exchanges and experiences with customer engagements to help the company grow its subscription base and reputation in the industry


  • You have experience with embedded software development and understand the main considerations of an embedded system
  • You have experience with typical software development practices including test driven development, QA procedures, static analysis techniques, and continuous integration methodologies
  • You are familiar with industry standard tooling such as version control systems, static analysis tools, and testing tools
  • You have strong technical presentation and interpersonal skills
  • You are fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • You are comfortable with domestic and international travel (~25-35%)
  • You thrive in an autonomous environment, balancing long term and short responsibilities with limited oversight


  • Experience in a Technical Account Manager or FAE role
  • Knowledge of Ada or Rust languages
  • Knowledge of MatLab or SImulink
  • Knowledge of Real Time Operating Systems and Embedded Linux is a plus
  • Knowledge of software certification standards, such as DO-178C, ISO-26262, and practices
  • Fluent in German language


Beyond the job

We are looking for individuals who want their work to have a direct impact on improving the reliability, safety and security of the software that modern society has grown increasingly dependent on in an international environment. Our sales and marketing team is staffed with multi-talented, tenacious and creative individuals; and our HR team is committed to ensuring your tenure with AdaCore is a positive one.

AdaCore is a global organization driven by a team that personifies many different backgrounds and experiences. We are also a technology company that celebrates the open exchange of ideas, which makes innovation possible! We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to consider joining us. We welcome people of all ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities or expressions, ages, religions, physical abilities, sexual orientations, veteran status, or marital status; we celebrate everything that makes you uniquely, undeniably you. 

We encourage our employees to explore their curiosity by providing them ongoing and lifelong training from their first day in AdaCore with a strong onboarding plan. As we know that juggling work and life is challenging, we offer flexibility to accommodate personal needs and work commitments.  

AdaCore offers competitive compensation, benefits and thoughtful perks (summer meetings, activity weekends, Holiday dinner etc). We go beyond industry standards to help keep our employees comfortable and satisfied both on and off the job, no matter where they are based.

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