PLC Programmer

Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Isar Aerospace [IA-PLCP]

Field(s) of expertise
Electronics Engineering
Job type

About this job

We are Isar Aerospace and we are at the forefront of New Space building a modern space business to enable faster, better and cheaper access to space.

Our mission is to help democratise space and use it for good in order to improve life on Earth now and for the future generations.

We are a fast-growing company aiming to provide sustainable and environmentally friendly launch solutions for small and medium-sized satellites and constellations into Low Earth Orbit. The company is privately funded by world-leading technology investors with strong commitment and support and our team is made of driven and talented people with a real passion for space innovation.

We’re making rockets in a way that hasn’t been done before disrupting a traditional industry. If you are up for the challenge, want to work on cutting-edge projects and be part of a team changing the world for better, come, join us and launch your career!


The main purpose of the role would be to contribute towards keeping existing test rig systems running and maintaining currently running PLC-systems (Beckhoff TwinCAT 3) both on the software and hardware side, as well as adding new functionalities.

More specifically, you will:

  • Develop the PLC-software for new test rigs
  • Design safety-critical electrical systems
  • Design safety-critical embedded software
  • Take part in failure mode analysis


  • A degree in electrical engineering, automation technology, or the like/ A certified engineer (German: ‘staatlich geprüfter Techniker’) in automation technology
  • Experience in the field of PLC programming (soft-PLC) and commissioning, ideally using Beckhoff TwinCAT 3 or CODESYS based systems
  • Technical support and troubleshooting in the field or remote
  • Advanced knowledge about fieldbus systems
  • Basic understanding of electrical schematics
  • Fluent in English
  • Highly organised and proactive with high attention to detail
  • Can-do attitude and outstanding communication skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Driven and eager to learn

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