Full-Stack Developer (ESAC)

Madrid, Spain, Serco Europe [2211]

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering
Job type

About this job

Serco is a leading Space Services Provider with thousands of skilled resources that has supported over 50 space missions on behalf of more than 10 Space or Government agencies around the globe, including the ESA and NASA. Serco offers space capability across the full space lifecycle from satellite testing to Launch services, LEOP to spacecraft operations, space surveillance to data management, and supporting downstream application development. With over 55 years history in the space sector Serco is well placed to contribute to National strategies and New Space ventures who want to scale their businesses/organizations with skilled talent.

We are seeking for a Full-Stack Developer to support the European Space Agency (ESA) at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Madrid in the development and operations of scientific missions. This is a fantastic opportunity to get into one of the most sought-after space agencies in the world.

In this role you will be part of the development and operations team, in charge of the design, implementation, testing and operations of Downlink Systems for ESA science missions like PLATO, LISA, BepiColombo, Juice, etc. Your role will be the one of a Scrum Developer within the Scrum team. You will help to organise the Sprint and Daily activities, will need to interact with ESA personnel to ensure proper implementation and testing of software, and to coordinate daily operational activities when needed.



As Full-Stack Developer you will concentrate your activities on the following areas:

  • Design of software applications
  • Software configuration management activities
  • Setting up software infrastructure
  • Coding and unit testing of back-end and/or front-end solutions
  • Generation of automated End2End tests
  • Operations and monitoring of deployed micro-services


  • Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in computer science, engineering and/or physics
  • +3 years’ experience in Software Engineering
  • Knowledge and proven experience in:
    • Modern programming languages (Java, Python, Angular)
    • Software repositories (svn, git)
    • Relational databases (MySQL)
    • Project management tools (JIRA, Confluence)
    • Continuous integration/deployment (Maven, Jenkins, Nexus, Ansible, Docker)
    • Linux Operating Systems (Ubuntu, Red Hat)
    • Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban) and familiarity with DevOps practices
    • Software engineering processes
    • Test automation
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, flexible and able to work as members of interdisciplinary teams
  • Fluent in English
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.

Background knowledge in the following areas would be an asset:

  • ESA software engineering processes and standards
  • Science operations

What we offer:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Corporate Benefits Package.
  • Support provided on relocation – Information available upon request.
  • Company Events.


The job is required to be performed at the European Space Astronomy Centre premises located in Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain with flexible teleworking conditions.


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