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Noordwijk, the Netherlands

On-Board Software System Engineer

Expires: September 10, 2021


Job Overview

We are looking for an On-Board Software System Engineer on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) for their location in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, to join their to join their Flight Software Systems Section of the Software Systems Division.
Please note, the successful candidate will be employed by ATG Europe and not by ESA.
The successful candidate will be tasked with, but not limited to:

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Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Supporting a variety of ESA space missions in the field of real-time embedded software and systems;
  • Participating in the full development lifecycle of the mission and on-board software;
  • Identifying technical risks and critical areas in the development process while assisting in their resolution;
  • Applying the principles of mission & safety critical software development across multiple disciplines;
  • Providing expert technical support and consultancy to general studies in the field of real-time embedded software systems, flight software systems development and software validation facilities focused on both simulated environments and hardware in the loop.


Master degree or equivalent qualification in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Space Systems Engineering, Mathematics or a related discipline with minimum 4 years of relevant experience;
Experience with modern software engineering methods and tools;
Experience with Real-time embedded software and Real Time Kernels;
Experience with software development projects and knowledge of all phases of the software development lifecycle;
Experience with programming languages: C, Ada, C++ and/or others;
Experience with micro-processors such as SPARC LEON, ARM, multicore’s etc;
Experience with communication protocols (Mil-1553, SpaceWire, CAN);
Experience with Software Engineering Standards such as the ECSS-E-ST-40C.
Knowledge of spacecraft systems would be an advantage;
Be able to function as part of a team;
Because of the operational nature of the support, a proactive and flexible attitude will be required.

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