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Ditzingen, Germany

Embedded Software Engineer

Expires: ASAP


Job Overview

We are looking for an Embedded Software Engineer on behalf of our client for their location near Stuttgart, Germany. 
Thales Alenia Space Deutschland (TAS-D) develops the newest generation Software Defined Radio (SDR) to be used as communications payload on small and nano satellites. This SDR shall be used for a variety of different missions in the scope of the “Internet of the Things” (IOT). For the SDR payload development, we use several hardware platforms, including microcontrollers with ARM-based processors, and also the newest generation of multi-processor system on chip (MPSOC), containing a FPGA and several ARM processors.
This scope of this position is the area of software development for the SDR payload, supporting the different projects and activities of TAS-D in this domain.
The successful applicant will be employed by ATG Europe and not by our Client.
The successful candidate will be tasked with, but not limited to:

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Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Understanding of the payload functions and analysis of system technical requirements in order to determine the software specification, the design, the interfaces, and the verification concept;
  • Technical planning of the software development aligned with the payload development. Estimation and conduction of the SW development activities;
  • Software implementation in C/C++;
  • Integration of the solution at system level, including Hardware, Software and Firmware components;
  • Verification and Validation of the solution, including functional and performance tests;
  • Support for test activities at system level, including testbeds “in-the-field” (if applicable);
  • Analysis and correction of anomalies raised;
  • Contribution to the software documentation of the product.


Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science with focus on Embedded Systems;
Experience in programming in C/C++ ;
Experience in software development for embedded systems, including embedded software architecture, implementation and verification;
Experience with operating systems for embedded systems, including Embedded Linux distributions (ideally Petalinux) and real-time operating systems (ideally FreeRTOS);
Experience with ARM Cortex based processor architectures (ideally M4), and System onChip architectures with FPGA/processor (ideally Xilinx Ultrascale+ MPSOC);
Experience with Opensource Compliance;
Experience with Operation/testing on headless HW platforms;
Familiarity with git and bitbucket;
Good understanding of hardware limitations, constraints, functionality (incl. FPGA);
Low level programming (including assembler) would be a plus;
Robust programming in mission critical systems would be a plus;
Familiarity with technical challenges of a space system, TM/TC protocols, or concepts to improve the reliability in a harsh environment, would be a plus;
Experience with Keil-MDK software development environment would be a plus;
Experience with Xilinx Development Toolchain (Vivado, XSDK) would be a plus;
Interested in space systems and open to new technologies and concepts;
Good command of English and willingness to work in an international team;
Willingness to travel.

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