Software Engineer

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Job Introduction

At Serco, we strive to promote and enable the diversity, development, wellbeing and safety of our people. We understand that healthier, happier employees go hand-in-hand with strong business performance, enhanced productivity and better outcomes for those we serve. We want everybody who works for Serco to have a positive experience and access to opportunities to develop in their chosen careers.

Dedicated to the European Space Agency’s Earth-observing activities, ESA-ESRIN is the European centre of excellence for exploitation of Earth observation missions. The mission and payload operations of ESA’s Earth observation satellites are managed here, and ESRIN is the primary source for the acquisition, distribution, and exploitation of data from these and other non-ESA satellites.

Serco Italy has a long history of providing Earth Observation operations, maintenance and front-end services to ESA. To provide continual service improvement, Serco has recently introduced a special focus on evolution and innovation, with the aim of supporting ESA in further evolving the services and products.

Does working in a Serco environment sound appealing to you?

We would love to hear from you and your interest in the new opportunity of Software Engineer in Frascati !


Role Responsibility

Are you looking to secure a career in a public sector environment? We would love to hear from you!

You will be part of the Copernicus Maintenance Team as System Engineer. The Copernicus Maintenance Team manages design, development, integration and validation activities for all system at the basis of the Copernicus services managed by Serco Italia for the European Space Agency. The primary task is to support the design and implementation of End to End solutions for operational systems.

This may cover all areas of the system engineering, such as:

  • Support the definition and implementation of technical solutions for systems operating in the frame of the Copernicus Ground Segment;
  • Contribute to corrective and evolutive maintenance by designing and implementing SW changes on existing applications;
  • Support system integration activities;
  • Prepare technical Reviews of proposed solution for internal approval;
  • Contribute to the preparation of technical documentation including System Design Documents and Technical Notes;
  • Evaluate technical proposals provided by partners and sub-contractors to verify suitability for the operational environment;
  • In return, we offer a friendly, supportive and professional environment that respects your work/life balance and ultimately contributes to the delivery of public services in Belgium and around the world.


Successful Candidate

Skills and attributes:

  • Capability of writing technical documentation;
  • Good knowledge in Linux Operating Systems (e.g. RedHat)
  • Good Knowledge of Database Management Systems (e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL).
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Good knowledge in programming languages (e.g., Python. Java);

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Ability to work autonomously and under strict schedule
  • Problem-solving and creativity-oriented attitude
  • Very good user liaison capability and team-player spirit
  • Fluent in English written and spoken

Other skills:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in science or engineering is required
  • Knowledge of Earth Observation satellite data product formats.
  • Knowledge of remote sensing algorithms
  • Knowledge of ESA EO missions and Copernicus programme is an asset



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Package Description

Joining Serco Italy’s amazing team offers:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Great career opportunities in the Space industry
  • Competitive Salary
  • Corporate Benefits Package
  • Exciting relocation package (if applicable)
  • Company events
  • International environment

About the Company

Why should you join Serco ?

At Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play.

  • Meaningful and vital work – You’ll contribute to methodologically intercepting challenges whilst achievements will also be recognised and celebrated.
  • A world of opportunity – You’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression
  • Great people – You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team who believe passionately in the value of our work.

What we offer

  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Permanent employment with comprehensive Serco Benefits package.
  • Pension

About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play when managing complex public services.

We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world, we are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.

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