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MCA is an international player in engineering and high-tech consulting. The group’s expertise and experience in a variety of sectors make it a recognized partner of the biggest industrial companies. More than 1450 engineers in France and abroad work for MCA, offering technical assistance in service centers or under fixed-rate contracts.
MCA’s consultants are engineers commissioned for strategic and technical projects in some of the biggest companies in the industrial and tertiary fields. We support our clients with their innovation and R&D issues during the entire product life cycle.
In 2018, MCA was rewarded "Company of the year" in France at the European Business Awards ! and for the second time, MCA was awarded Happy At Work in Europe !
POWERED BY ENGINEERS
From the very beginning, MCA has always thought it was essential to respect those values which have helped the company resist the economic crisis and develop its growth.
To develop human resources
MCA’s teams recruit collaborators both for their technical competencies and human qualities. Our consultants are the human resources and the real strength of the company. MCA tries hard to encourage the growth and development of its consultants:
MCA is committed to diversity and believes in equity and equality for everyone involved in all activities within the company. Self-development and professional growth are both essential for the current and future success of MCA.
To generate profitability and ensure sustainability
In order to ensure sustainability, MCA is investing in new areas and activities such as service centers. The main source of investment is MCA’s own profitability.
Thus, our financial strength allows us to collaborate with the biggest European contractors. MCA is investing in them, consequently generating new opportunities and possibilities for the career development of our employees. Thanks to its rigorous management, MCA is a high-performance company which is investing in major future projects.
To provide the best service with fairness, integrity and to the highest ethical standard
From the very beginning, MCA has completed projects to the highest standards of quality. Extensive assessments are frequently carried out to ensure the improvement and effectiveness of our policies. MCA depends on the excellence and ethics of its teams to make internal and external relationships more transparent and to resolve problems as quickly as possible.
Moreover, MCA has been certified ISO 9001 since 2003 and OHSAS 18001 since 2014. We are engaged in the UN Global Compact since 2014.
MCA offers 4 areas of service with several levels of investment depending on the client’s needs. We work directly with the client on-site or at our own offices.
The sector is undergoing a transformation with new market entrants. To remain competitive, the major automotive groups are investing heavily in R&D, particularly in propulsion, ADAS systems, on-board systems, autonomous and connected vehicles, electric vehicles and the reduction of polluting emissions.
To support all these developments, automobile manufacturers have increased the outsourcing rate of their Research and Development by relying on strategic partners such as MCA.
To respond optimally to these strategic challenges, MCA consultants are engineers with a strong technical dimension. Historical sector of MCA, our customers are the European manufacturers and equipment manufacturers.
The varied skills of our teams enable us to support our industrial customers in all areas of the automotive industry and throughout the entire product life cycle: from design-design to commissioning and testing, to after-sales service (design and implementation of software for testing and maintenance procedures, for example).
The volatility of the market and the increase in Energy needs push the players in the sector to innovate and develop new energies. In parallel, numerous Research and Development projects have been launched in recent years to develop new technologies that respect the environment (wind, solar, biomass, etc.).
In this context, investments have increased to innovate and meet new environmental requirements. Market players are diversifying in the new energy niche and a synergy with other business sectors (automotive, etc.) is taking place. New challenges in recycling and waste management are emerging.
MCA has been referenced by major groups in the energy sector for over 25 years. MCA accompanies its clients on all energy issues and on all phases: preliminary design, design, construction, commissioning, operation and decommissioning.
The Group has recognized expertise in conventional energies such as oil, coal, gas and nuclearand is also developing in Thermal and New Energies (wind, solar, biomass...).
The railway sector is especially competitive and faces several issues:
These major issues force industrial companies to find new solutions, and MCA has been using its expertise to support its clients with their innovations for more than 20 years.
MCA has been referenced by the main organizations in the railway sector. We are able to suggest engineering solutions for each project step thanks to our knowledge and competencies in this field.
MCA is an international company which supports the entire life cycle of product development in several markets around the world.
The aeronautics sector offers strong growth prospects with the sustained increase in air traffic. This leads to an increase in orders and therefore in the production rate. Industry players are investing in R&D to produce cleaner aircraft. At the same time, the sector is becoming digital: equipment manufacturers and manufacturers are integrating new technologies (big data, virtual reality, factory 4.0, robots, etc.). The introduction of artificial intelligence opens new perspectives.
The maintenance market is undergoing a complete transformation to obtain better performance.
The market outlook is therefore based on the capacity of the major players in the sector to innovate, while controlling production constraints.
In Space, the launchers and satellite communications market is very dynamic. The sector is gradually industrializing with the arrival of new players from the private sector allowing a drop in the cost of production. Global competition drives innovation and investment.
In Defence, faced with an unstable geopolitical context, governments continue to invest massively, particularly in cyber security.
Technological innovation is the driving force behind the development of the multimedia, e-commerce and telecoms sectors.
The sector is undergoing profound transformations with a rapid evolution towards the 4.0 industry: robots, connectivity, 3D printing, virtual reality or artificial intelligence. The IOT and connected objects market is exploding: it is estimated that more than 50 billion connected objects will be produced by 2020.
In telecom, operators are relying on the cloud and digitalization to improve their efficiency, while preparing for the deployment of 5G.
Faced with such changes in lifestyles and the phenomenon of permanent connectivity, manufacturers are also committed to maintaining user data security, which is becoming a real concern.
The pharmaceutical, medical and biotechnology industries must continually invest to be at the forefront of innovation.
The market is in full evolution and is developing around 4 axes: connected health and IOT, industry 4.0, innovative medical equipment and Big Data.
The ageing of the population, diseases and the expiry of numerous patents are pushing these industries to invest in R&D, particularly in Biotech and production. The introduction of artificial intelligence also opens up new perspectives such as patient services.
The subject of health implies optimal risk management and very demanding quality processes. Moreover, quality assurance represents the majority of outsourcing needs on the part of market players and is a key issue in the sector. Manufacturers are audited very regularly by organizations around the world and therefore plan heavy investments on quality.
New technologies are strategic for all players in banking, insurance and finance. Big data, agility, personal data management and cyber security are at the heart of the sector's challenges.
The new players in Fin-Tech are pushing traditional market players to invest and innovate strongly in digital.
AXILEO and MCA IT Services, IT subsidiaries of the MCA Group, deploy their offer to the major players in banking, finance and insurance in all sectors of industry.
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Joining us means joining a dynamic and welcoming Group in full effervescence. You will have the opportunity to work on technological and challenging projects for prestigious clients.
We accompany you throughout your career according to your aspirations. For this, you benefit from a daily and personalized HR follow-up.
MCA promotes the internal promotion, mobility and professional development of its teams. Our extremely dynamic growth enables us to develop our activities in France and abroad, which offers all our teams varied opportunities within the Group.
You work into a friendly and stimulating environment! In order to encourage communication between employees, several events are organized (annual evening, teambuildings, afterworks, sporting events ...). We also offer various services to improve the quality of life at work (fruit baskets, massages, relaxation areas, collaborative workshops, food and sports partnerships ...).
MCA has obtained Happy at Work 2019 certification! HappyAtWork is the first participatory employer label that rewards excellence in employee management and motivation.
MCA’s strategy is to develop its employees’ competencies, and this implies an active and understanding Human Resources policy.
Thanks to its investment on many business sectors and on many areas all around the world, MCA opens up lots of opportunities for professional and personal development, both in France and abroad.
To join MCA means to revitalize your career, and to get quick opportunities to develop yourself as well as a sectorial diversity.
MCA is recruiting long-term contracted consultants graduated from top engineering schools, with strong technical knowledge and professional expertise.
Since our clients are mainly key-accounts, attitude is as important as knowledge. More than technical competencies, MCA is looking for positive personalities, open-minded ones, with great adaptability and strong natural curiosity. Consultants are in daily contact with strategic positions; they act as MCA’s ambassadors to our clients.
MCA’s managers work on core activities within the company. Thanks to both their managerial and business competencies, they are able to manage their profit center, quickly develop their skills, and can choose to work in France or abroad.
Their role in the company is to create and develop their client portfolios, determine business strategy and foster key account loyalty. Apart from that, they are responsible for building their own team by recruiting consultants in order to meet their clients’ needs.
MCA offers its managers the opportunity to work in diversified fields in order to consolidate their industrial knowledge. By joining MCA, they gain new industrial engineering expertise in different areas and maximize their development potential.
MCA is recruiting long-term contracted managers who have graduated from top business or engineering schools and who have relevant work experience in a business and/or engineering environment.
They work daily with the main decision-makers of major industrial companies and lead their own consulting team. These responsibilities require an exemplary performance.
MCA is looking for results-oriented collaborators with a strong entrepreneurial spirit.
Our support activities assist and coordinate the operational work on a day-to-day basis to help the company to grow. Our staff work together transversally across MCA’s diverse divisions in order to carry out the company’s strategy successfully.
By joining MCA, staff gain new global industrial engineering knowledge and maximize their development potential.
MCA is recruiting dynamic, motivated and teamwork-oriented individuals with all levels of experience. MCA’s employees are contracted on a long-term basis and have the opportunity to work in France or abroad, depending on the positions available.
MCA promotes internal employee mobility as well as personal development. Apart from annual evaluations, our human resources team is dedicated to providing daily support and assistance to staff working in support activities.
Self-development through internal mobility within a dynamic and professional environment is one of the strengths that MCA offers its staff.
Do you want to take part in the development and success of a dynamic company in France and abroad? Join MCA!
The industry is experiencing many technological shifts that are changing the face of sectors such as the automotive, aeronautics and IT industries.
In recent years, it is the notion of "embedded systems" for which R&D spending has been pouring in.
But what is an embedded system? It is an "autonomous electronic and computer system*", generally used to carry out a predefined task in real time.
We find these embedded systems in most of our products, equipment and networks.
Let's retrace its history in a few steps:
It was at the MIT, in 1960, that the first embedded system was used to develop Apollo's guidance system.
The automobile followed, with the first vehicle to incorporate an embedded system in 1968.
In 1987, the first integrated operating system, VxWorks, was launched by Wind River.
In 1990, the first embedded operating system, Linux, appeared.
A new breakthrough came when Microsoft launched its CE Windows Embedded in 1996.The market is expected to grow from nearly $153 billion worldwide in 2014 to just over $233 billion in 2021, an average growth rate of 6.4% per year during this period.**
Some concrete applications of embedded systems:
- Underwater vehicles
- Cardiac monitor
- Ignition system
- Brake system
- Air conditioner
- Nuclear reactors
- Space stations
In the recent news, several projects including embedded systems have been in the spotlights:
Tesla in particular, which is developing Autopilot on its electric vehicles for even greater safety, even when the system is not consciously activated. A video shows in particular how the safety of a Model 3 takes over to avoid a collision with a pedestrian.
The sailing sector is also concerned! Yes, the MADINTEC autopilot has a revolutionary algorithm that allows to take control of the yacht's controls and thus offer much-needed "avoidance": "many fixed or moving obstacles are dangers that should be avoided automatically when the crew cannot see them or when they do not have time to react, for example at very high speeds".
Pascal Eloy, Engineer specialized in Embedded Systems at MCA in Paris, shares with us his experience at Thalès :
> What was the context and objectives of the mission?Within the framework of the development of the product of railroad signaling PIPC and particularly its MEI interlocking device, Thales must develop its product to answer some issues of obsolescence.
Some tasks of software development are to be led to port the application software MEI (SSIL4 software) on TAS platform, SIL4 certified redundant real-time platform supplied by Thales Austria and based on a Linux operating system (Qemu-AEOS5). TAS platform works or will work on various hardware architectures (x86, PowerPC and ARM)
> What were the achievements and activities during this mission?
• Coding of a strong version of the sequencer of the application software MEI (addition of a process of supervision of the cycle time)
• Configuring software to integrate external communication layer of TAS platform (OCS version 3.x, One Channel Safe, software component achieving the external communication of the system via redundant physical links and integrating various communication protocols)
• Preparation of a demonstration of a first software version of the application software MEI on TAS platform (hardware architecture x86)
• Update of FEC interface, the PIPC system external digital interface that acquires and controls track elements through FEC equipment (updated detailed design and interface code)
• Software configuration work to migrate the MEI application from a 2oo3 platform to a 2x2oo2 platform (NMR)
> What were the deliverables/results delivered in Thales?
• The diagnosis tools of TAS platform show that the new coded version of the sequencer of the application software MEI realizes the expected objective
• This software configuration integrating OCS 3.x allowed a strong operating of the system
• The demonstration had a wide audience within the railway department with positive returns
• The FEC interface update is operational
• NMR configuration is operational on emulated platform
> What technologies were needed to carry out this project?
C language, GIT, Quemu (calculator emulation), TAS platform, OCS, EN50128 standard (SSIL4)
Thanks again to Pascal for this intervention.
Did you know that? We recruit several types of profiles in this specialization:
> Systems Engineer (requirements specifications in relation to the need, validation and qualification of systems and its equipment)
> Embedded software engineer (software development for electronic equipment: software specification and testing, software architecture and design, coding, IVVQ)
> Embedded electronics engineer (development of electronic circuits and their digital electronics (FPGA, ASIC), IVVQ.
It should be noted that embedded systems also require skills in the mechanical and mechatronic fields.
Are you passionate about embedded systems? Then there is still time to book your tickets for Germany: the Embedded World 2020 trade fair will be held in Nuremberg from 25 to 27 February! Engineers and developers from all over the world are expected to share their knowledge. This year, automotive technology is expected to be the main theme.
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