Senior Software Engineer for Space projects

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If you love technology and space, and want to know more about how the universe works, welcome to GMV! If you don’t know us yet, we are an engineering and innovation company that works in different areas, one of them is space, where we participate in flight segment activities, satellite navigation, ground segment, data processing and space mission support among many others.

This vacancy is for a SW Architect working for GMV-France (Toulouse) in the developing of ground infrastructure for CNES (French Space Agency) in the Space Surveillance and Flight Dynamics domains.
You will be part of a highly motivated team of +10 engineers working in complex HPC simulation environments. You will be responsible of the HPC engineering team reporting directly to the Project manager within the Flight Dynamics and Operations Business Unit, in the Institutional Projects Division.

You will be part of our team, full of talent and desire to innovate, where you will be in charge of: 

  • Analyzing and solving problems in applications (mostly Java-based, but not only) of the fight dynamics and space surveillance domains (orbit propagation, manoeuvres computation, orbit determination, collision avoidance, re-entry analysis…) such as:

Distributed computing:

  • Parallel multiprocessing design, synchronization and optimization using PBS-TORQUE/SLURM.
  • Data synchronization and between computation nodes using SQL database (Hibernate/PostgreSQL/MySQL).
  • Cluster distributed filesystems.

Development environment (Eclipse, plug-ins, maven,…)

  • Providing a first-level IT support to the client.
  • Designing, developing and validating new functionalities in already existing or in new applications of the above-mentioned domains to match the client’s needs.
  • Updating or creating the technical documentation (installation manual, user manual, design document…).


If you want this position to be yours, we would like you to have the following knowledge/experience:

  • Java : Advanced
  • Java technologies (maven, Eclipse,…): Medium
  • Data persistence (Hibernate, SQL DB…): Advanced
  • Parallel/Distributed computing (PBS-TORQUE/SLURM) : Advanced
  • Algorithm analysis and development: Medium

Nice to have:

  • Unix/Linux OS : Advanced
  • CI environment (Jenkins, Jira/Confluence, Docker…): Advanced
  • Other languages (C, C++, Fortran, …): Medium
  • Applied Maths & Physics: Medium
  • Flight Dynamics: Basic


  • Join our GMV team and culture by entering into technological and innovative projects within multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Professional career development and training plan. You will be able to acquire or perfect knowledge in the technologies we use as well as in skills. We also offer a language learning program.
  • We are flexible! We have flexible hours and intensive working hours during the summer months. In addition, you can work from home to improve your work-life balance.
  • We care about your well-being. You will have private health insurance with dental and accident insurance.
  • You will be able to make part of your salary more flexible through our flexible salary plan where you will have several options such as restaurant tickets, childcare tickets, medical insurance for a family member.…
  • Join our team activities, events and sports competitions.
  • No dress code! Be comfortable at work.
  • Are you coming from another country? We offer you a relocation package.
  • Do you want to switch off? You will find fruit and coffee at your disposal in our canteen.
  • We promote equal opportunities in recruitment and we are a company committed to inclusion and diversity.

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Tagged as: slurm, pbs-torque, manoeuvres computation, re-entry analysis, SQL, collision avoidance, orbit determination, Orbit propagation

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