Software & Validation Engineer

Uppsala, Sweden, Sapienza Consulting [AUJG-680574]

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Software & Validation Engineer to support the Flight Software Systems Section. The incumbent will provide support to the JUICE Mission and, in particular, to the Radio Plasma and Wave Instrument (RPWI) which will characterize the radio emission and plasma environment of the Jupiter Systems. The incumbent will work for the Swedish Institute of Space Physics in Uppsala.


  • Development and validation of the software for the Radio Plasma and Wave Instrument (RPWI) of the ESA JUICE mission.
  • Perform unit testing of the Instrument software.
  • Generating and maintenance of the required software documentation.


  • A PhD or M.Sc. or equivalent in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Electronic Engineering or a related discipline
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience
  • A proactive and flexible attitude
  • Experience with embedded real-time software development will be an advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of English, additional knowledge of another ESA member state language is desirable.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.

Demonstrable experience with:

  • Software Engineering
  • Programming language: C and debugging skills (gdb)
  • Embedded Real Time Systems and Real Time Kernels (RTEMS)
  • Methods for validation and unit testing

The following experience is considered an asset:

  • Communication protocols (SpaceWire, Simple Serial Interface (SSI) )
  • Familiarity with test automation
  • Programming language: TCL
  • Knowledge of PUS ECSS-E-ST-70-41A Telemetry and Telecommand packet utilization
  • Knowledge of SPARC LEON3 and multicore processor
  • Software Engineering tools (GNU/Linux, Makefile, Python, gcc, git)
  • Software Engineering standards such as ECSS-E-ST-40C

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