Software Support and Development Engineer

Company Details

RHEA Group has walked the path of sustainable growth by actively working on space missions and producing bespoke engineering solutions, system development and security services that apply to our everyday lives.

RHEA Group is currently recruiting a Software Engineer to support our Ground Segment Solutions and MOIS team in both RHEA Group and ESOC premises in Darmstadt, Germany.

You will be working closely with RHEA’s Development Team in Darmstadt on a number of major software enhancements that aim to widen the scope of our Software products and integrate the latest technologies.

RHEA Group’s MOIS product is an integrated set of software tools for spacecraft test and mission operation procedure preparation and execution. It is used by ESA on all current and upcoming missions and is also provided as a commercial product to the space industry. The software is used for more than 80 satellites. The Ground Segment Solutions team also provides developments in the area of satellite ground segment and operations for different customers in the space industry.

Tasks and Activities

  • Providing high quality technical user support to various spacecraft project and mission teams at ESA ESOC and the European industry.
  • Software development activities for applications and tools in the frame of RHEA’s space projects.
  • Taking ownership of technical issues, and working closely with the Development Team to resolve more advanced issues where necessary
  • Implementing mission-specific enhancements to the Rhea’s software products.
  • Ensuring timely bug fixes and communication to customers such as ESA.
  • Developing new capabilities and functionalities for the evolution of RHEA’s software products.

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • University degree in Software Engineering or equivalent.
  • Willingness to provide user interaction and support with a client-oriented, dynamic and proactive attitude are key.
  • At least 2 years of demonstrated experience in software development.
  • Required experience using:
    • JAVA
    • VB6
  • Excellent communications skills, with very good written and spoken English.
  • Experience in databases (SQL), XML, web services, user interface design.
  • Experience in technical document writing.
  • Software product support and maintenance experience.
  • Proven ability to work within a team.
    • Desired experience with any of the following:
    • MS Office and MS Office development (macros, interop)
    • XML, WSDL
    • Linux
    • MS Windows environment (registry, COM, etc.)
    • Software Configuration Management systems (e.g. SubVersion and Git)

Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of CONFIDENTIAL or above.

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