Software Engineer – Mission Control

Company Details

Space Applications Services is a company at the forefront of space technology development and the provision of services for human spaceflight, exploration and earth observation missions. Headquartered in Belgium (Brussels Area), with a research office in the Netherlands and a subsidiary in the USA, the company provides solutions for both commercial and institutional customers.

We are looking for a full-stack Software Engineer to join the development of an open-source Mission Control software.

Position

The software Yamcs (https://yamcs.org) is a mission control framework and provides commercial support to customers in a variety of space missions (e.g. payloads on the ISS, earth observation satellites, lunar exploration spacecraft and lunar rovers). The software is open-source and available on GitHub.
The successful candidate will provide support for commercial users, including maintenance and development of mission specifics features.

The position is in the Systems Department, Ground and Software Systems Division, in the Control and Data Centres (CDC) Team (comprises of 8 persons). The candidate will mainly report to the CDC Team Lead.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Together with their colleagues, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Developing new features, analysing, designing and implementing new components
  • Provide patches to the software
  • Contributing to the projects/products, technical and end-user documentation
  • Participating in the business development activities for the team.

Skills and Experience

  • A Master Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Proven experience in/with:
    • Design and development of software implemented in Java
    • Software development lifecycle
  • Thorough in testing and code quality.

Considered as Assets

  • Modern frontend programming (e.g. ES6, Angular, React)
  • Python scripts and software development experience
  • Databases: key-value store database
  • Knowledge of:
    • Micro-services architecture (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes)
    • Linux systems as a user and administrator
    • Space standards and protocols (e.g. CCSDS frames/packets, SLE, CFDP)
  • Understanding of IP networks, firewall, routing.

What Do We Offer

  • Working within a growing company with Staff located in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands
  • A professional working environment with motivated Engineers and Scientists coming from all different horizons and countries with a common passion for space
  • A full-time position with an indefinite contract of employment
  • A competitive remuneration package and good working conditions (see our website for details)
  • An individualised training and development programme.

About Us

Space Applications Services is a company at the forefront of space technology development and the provision of services for human spaceflight, exploration and earth observation missions. Headquartered in Belgium (Brussels Area), with a research office in the Netherlands and a subsidiary in the USA, the company provides solutions for both commercial and institutional customers. We work with clients such as the European Space Agency, the European Commission, governmental and national space agencies as well as the major space industries. The company develops payloads, avionics, robotics technology and products, and provides complete mission operations control centre solutions to EN9100 standards. The company also provides engineering, science and training services, including astronaut training. From our headquarters, we are in daily contact with the International Space Station (ISS) ensuring our Customers’ research is successful.

How To Apply

Send your CV and Motivation Letter (both in English) to the attention of Mr. Nicolae Mihalache.

The candidate shall be eligible to work in the European Union or in possession of a European Blue Card for two or more years.

Tagged as: software development, React, Angular, mission control, micro-services architecture, ES6

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