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Space Safety Software Engineer

Deimos Space
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Technology & New Media
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We are seeking an aerospace engineer (or similar) or a SW developer who is passionate about technology for development of software tools in the SSA (Space situational awareness) domain.

Key functions:
  • Technical Engineer of international project with the ESA, several national space agencies, etc.
  • Software design engineering (requirements, design...) in the frame of SSA projects
  • Software development (and validation) tasks in the frame of SSA projects
  • Technical support in SSA proposals
  • Contribution to commercial/marketing activities

  • on the experience of the candidate, other functions may be envisaged:
  • Technical lead and organisation of international engineering teams
  • Mentor junior members of the SSA division
  • Prepare and participate in the project milestones and reviews
  • Elaborate project development plans
  • Create and organize all project SW infrastructure for the implementation and validation of the project assigned
  • Programming in different languages
  • Define and programming different HMIs


MSc or higher in Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Maths or Computer Science

Professional Experience:

Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar role on Software development and algorithms definition. If possible, within Space and SSA domain.

Desirable knowledge of ESA procedures and guidelines

Minimum 3 years of SW development in JAVA, C/C++, Python, Fortran, etc

Relevant developing experience following programming standards in different programming languages (detailed in the technical requirements)

Further relevant skills also appreciated:
  • Demonstrable experience in database definition and management
  • Experience in HMI definition and implementation;
  • Experience of system requirements, design analysis and definition and implementation of the projects. Drive project execution of technical requirements to budget and schedule through implementation of the project standards.
  • Knowledge of the definition and execution of the system verification and validation testing campaigns.

Technical Requirements:

Technical skills:

· Project management

· Programming (FORTRAN; C/C++ and/or python),

· Space Debris or SSA environment knowledge

· SW Engineering experience (nice to have)

· Atlassian Jira, Confluence (if possible)

Operating Systems

· Linux (Ubuntu, SUSE, etc)

Programming languages, at least 2 among the following:
  • C/C++
  • Python
  • Java, javascript
  • Fortran
  • Etc

Other technical knowledge on Databases, SW Tools & Configuration Management, etc, will be valuable:
  • SVN
  • Git
  • Bitbucker
  • Maven (for HMI JAVE development)
  • Sonarqube
  • Eclipse
  • DOORS and others
  • Orable, Mysql, etc

Language Skills:


Spanish (nice to have)

Personal Skills:

Pro active and committed to excellence

Ability to work both Collaboratively and Independently

Good Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills

Availability for work travel

Leadership ability

Good communication skills

Please, enclose motivation letter to the application.
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