Software & Validation Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

We are recruiting a Software & Validation Engineer (On-Board & Ground) for Sapienza to work on our Customers Site (ESA-ESTEC) and support the Flight Software Systems Section of the Software Systems Division

*Please note the starting date might be slightly delayed due to COVID-19.


  • The contractor will be assigned to the Flight Software Systems Section of the Software Systems Division and will be in charge of the following (initial) tasks:
    • Project support related to all technical aspects: development and qualification of flight software
    • General support to Software Validation Facilities and Avionics Test Bench infrastructure activities



  • A Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in Electronic Engineering, Space Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline.
  • In particular experience with
    • Software engineering and object-oriented programming
    • Space systems and Space Systems engineering
    • Programming languages: C/C++ and/or others
    • Embedded Real-Time Systems and Real-Time Kernels
    • Micro-processors such as SPARC LEON, ARM, multicore’s etc
    • Communication protocols (Mil-1553, SpaceWire, CAN)
    • Software Engineering tools
    • Software Engineering Standards such as the ECSS-E-ST-40C
  • The contractor shall be able to function as part of a team.
  • Because of the operational nature of the support, a proactive and flexible attitude will be required.
  • Experience with embedded real-time software development will be an advantage.
  • Fluent in English and the knowledge of another EU language is an asset
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU


Please send your CV (in English) as soon as possible, but no later than 18-05-2020 to jobs@sapienzaconsulting.com


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