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To strengthen and bring diversity to our team we are looking for a Mission Control Systems Software Engineer with working experience in designing and developing software tools based on the CCSDS standard protocols in Java and C++.

You will be part of our experienced team who design and develop, extend and maintain Mission Control Systems software tools for our space clients and you would bring to the table your expertise with development of tools such as debuggers, profilers, and tracing utilities, and skills such as problem-solving and multitasking, using a logical approach.



Initially the activity of the candidate will be fully dedicated to MCS Engineering support, however it should not be excluded that at a later stage the tasks will encompass other areas.

  • You will be supporting the maintenance of vital infrastructure components such as EDDS, EUD, DABYS, DARC, FARC, MATIS, NIS, SCOS2000 and SMF. Managing the transition to a community licensing model for these in parallel with uninterrupted support to the flying Space missions.
  • As you will collaborate closely directly with the client’s end users, together with the responsible technical managers to maintain efficient and reliable code in Java and/or C++ we would expect you to design, develop, debug, document and test software in Java/C++.You will proactively help maintaining the code quality, organization, and automatization.
  • This position is full-time and permanent, based in Darmstadt, Germany. The expected starting date will be November/December 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Qualifications & Competencies

  • In addition to having a university degree in software engineering, computer science, aerospace engineering, mathematics, physics or similar, the candidate shall cover as many of the below requirements as possible:

Essential Skills

  • Familiarity with MICONYS and knowledge of one or more of EDDS, GFTS, EUD, DABYS, DARC, FARC, MATIS, NIS, SCOS2000 and SMF;
  • Familiarity with programming/scripting languages (e.g. C++, Java, JavaScript, shell scripting);
  • Object oriented programming and design using UML;
  • Experience using automated testing technologies;
  • Linux command line, Source Code Control System (SVN/Git), Maven, Jenkins and Nexus;
  • Experience in building software applications based on CCSDS standard protocols such SLE and CFDP;
  • Experience with Eclipse RCP.
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Desirable Skills

  • Previous experience on GIMUS or related project;
  • JIRA, GitLab;
  • Automated testing using CppUnit/Junit;
  • JavaScript and Python experience
  • Experience in software/system design methodologies;
  • Familiarity with effective teamwork principles and team building aspects;
  • A proactive attitude towards problem solving and the ability to achieve solutions as required.

What can Terma offer

At Terma, we consider skilled employees, enthusiasm and job satisfaction as the very foundation of our success and as a prerequisite for the development of the “best-in-class” solutions that Terma provides. We lead the way in applying new technology, offering a wide range of growth opportunities for each individual and emphasizing mutual respect across the board in our workplace.

Terma offers you a pleasant working environment at the customer site, where you will be able to take on challenging tasks and responsibilities in a highly professional company.

  • Great opportunities for training and personal development
  • Challenges in advanced technical environment
  • International and cosmopolitan working atmosphere
  • An employment contract with an attractive package with extra-legal benefits
  • Highly competitive salary

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