Ground Station Applications Software Engineer

Darmstadt, Germany, Terma [21_73988B]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering Software Engineering
Job type

About this job

For our customer, ESOC in Darmstadt, Germany, we are looking for experienced ground station applications software engineers that are eager to further develop, support and maintain ESA’s suite of spacecraft control ground station applications.


The typical tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Analysis, investigation, implementation and testing of software problems and requested changes
  • Software design of new features according to formal specifications
  • Support to end users of the applications and other system developers
  • Investigating software technologies and methods for potential use, including prototyping
  • Following software change processes according to modern, professional software engineering standards and methods
  • Unit and component testing of the implemented software
  • User requirement analysis and software requirement specification

This is a full-time position at our premises in Darmstadt, with planned start date of November 2021


In addition to having a university degree in computer science or similar, you should be able to cover as many of the following requirements as possible:

  • Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following ESA ground station software applications: EMS Portal, EPS/ESS, EUDGSSC, FIDES, CFDP Assembly, GSSC/GMMI, LMS, MAX, MCM4, GPIBSim, OSPMS, SPAN, STC2/GSTS, TMTCS, WEST, CSTS API
  • Good C++ and/or Java programming proficiency
  • Experience using UML
  • Familiarity with Linux operating system
  • Experience using automation tools like Maven
  • Experience writing software documentation
  • Speak and write English fluently and have good communication skills overall

You must be able to conduct all activities in an orderly and disciplined manner, able to work calmly and accurately under stress and able to work independently without supervision.
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

Recruitment is depending on successful selection by the customer.
Additional information
For further information, please contact Mrs. Raluca Moise by telephone [+49 6151 860050] or by email [recruitment.de@terma.com].
To ensure that your application will reach us and is properly processed please apply through the link below with a Cover Letter and an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae: 
Closing date: August 30th, 2021
Please note that applicants must hold all appropriate documentation and permits to work in Europe.
The high-tech and innovative Terma Group develops products and systems for defense, non-defense and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft and vessels, space technology, and aerostructures for the aircraft industry.
Terma is headquartered at Aarhus, Denmark. Internationally, Terma has subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, Germany, France, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore and the U.S.
The Space Business Area contributes with mission-customized software and hardware products including power systems and star trackers as well as services to support a number of in-orbit pioneering European scientific and Earth observation satellite missions. Additionally, Terma is contracted for the development and delivery of software and hardware systems and services for numerous ongoing and future European, and international missions.
Terma Space operates out of Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany, France and the UK.

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