Founded in 1998, Free Field Technologies (FFT, www.fft.be) -part of the Hexagon group- (www.hexagon.com) is a SME developing and supporting the Actran software suite for acoustic simulation. The company serves customers as diverse as car manufacturers and their suppliers, aircraft and aircraft engine manufacturers, loudspeakers and other audio device producers, consultants, universities and research centers.
We also provide related services: acoustic CAE consultancy (on-site or off-site), training, specific developments, contract research and provide a range of services in the field of acoustic design. The Company is also involved in multiple research programs in acoustics, aero-acoustics, vibro-acoustics, high-performance computing etc.
Actran is used by hundreds of companies worldwide including Airbus, Boeing, Safran, Rolls Royce, BMW, Ferrari, Toyota, Honda, Volvo, Renault, Bose, Microsoft, Panasonic and many more. Free field Technologies operates from its Belgian headquarters (close to Louvain-la-Neuve) and from branch offices in Toulouse, Tokyo, Beijing, Bangalore and Troy). It also leverages the commercial and distribution network of its mothership (Group).
FFT also welcomes applications for internship in all locations:
- Internship - Virtual SEA Simulation for Automotive vibro-acoustic in the mid and high frequency ranges
- Internship - Innovative and efficient Aeroacoustic simulations
Why Free Field Technologies?
Free Field Technologies (FFT) is a global company focused on acoustic simulation and engineering services. Actran, FFT’s software product, leads numerous technology trends of vibro-acoustic and aero-acoustic modeling.
Our company offers a challenging, supporting and international working environment. You will be in contact with the very best experts in the field of acoustic simulation and with first class customers from the automotive, aerospace and heavy industry communities. At their contact you will develop your technical and interaction skills. You will have the opportunity to travel. We also offer competitive benefits and compensation packages.
We are looking for dynamic, motivated people who are interested in innovative solutions. Whether you are just out of college or an experienced professional, at Free Field Technologies you will be able to utilize your expertise and knowledge and moreover, to deepen it. You will collaborate with other bright, enthusiastic people in an international environment.
Life at Free Field Technologies
Free Field Technologies provides a young and dynamic work environment. The average age of the team is below 30 and is mostly engineers and PhD engineers. This results in a very creative and inspiring atmosphere which is influenced by every single individual, including you!
Innovation, excellence, motivation and passion are among the most important values that our employees share.
I joined FFT 20 years ago, when it was a 3-person start-up, and helped it grow to a 50-person independent business unit, part of a large multinational company, with many new opportunities, especially in terms of technical collaborations. My job consists in solving real-life industrial challenges, using the right numerical methods found in the latest scientific literature, but also conducting applied research, purely internal or in collaboration with academic research groups. The stimulating and challenging research, together with the nice work environment and great colleagues, explains why I happily stayed at FFT all those years.
G. Lielens, Manager Research & Development Free Field Technologies Belgium
I have been working at FFT for 12 years now. I am part of the development team, focusing on the user interface. As Validation and QA Manager, my role is to ensure the quality of our software and all new developments. I have the chance to work on a wide array of subjects and applications that cover a large range of physics and are used by a variety of customers. Every new development brings unique challenges and opportunities of improvement, and there is always room for new ideas and initiatives at FFT.
B. Van Antwerpen, Validation & QA Manager Free Field Technologies Belgium
I joined FFT in 2017, coming from a very different field, and immediately felt that I was part of a team working towards a common goal of excellence. As a Product Development Engineer, the core of my work consists in continuously improving the software to ensure that it meets our clients needs. Regular interactions with the support team are another part of my job, mainly during the specification and validation phases of developments. I really appreciate working on a cutting-edge technology with competent, motivated and respectful colleagues.
A. Barthélemy, Development Engineer Free Field Technologies Belgium