Junior Software Engineer (Microsoft) (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Serco Europe [2330]

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.

Ready to launch your career? We are looking for a dynamic Junior Software Engineer to join our team on site at our client, the esteemed ESA-ESTEC in the Netherlands. The ideal candidate should have a strong experience in Microsoft Office as Visual Basic, Power User, Power Pivot, Power Query, ParallelDots, Office Tab, Tableau or other similar tools to increase the productivity of the Microsoft Office products.

The role of the European Space Agency (ESA) Cyber-Internal Auditor (CIA) is to perform cybersecurity Audits for the Galileo Program. To this extend they have developed several Custom software tools called “Computer-Assisted Audit Techniques (hereinafter referred to as the “CAATS”). The CAATS is a set of MS Excel based applications using Macros and MS Virtual Basic to analyze audits data, test and validate audits data, generate reports for the audits, visualize the data for reporting purpose.


  • Operate and maintain the existing CAATS application elements and existing software functionality.
  • Investigate, analyse and correct identified defects within established service level agreements.
  • Design and implement improvements and/or new functions for the operational use of the system.
  • Develop software to meet requirements / specifications in accordance with the development schedule.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to clarify requirements and provide input into User Stories.
  • Ensure code meets quality standards and definition of done.
  • Provide excellent technical support to the business community, ensuring issues are addressed promptly.



  • Expertise, at least, 3 years in software development.
  • Experience in conducting projects reviews (document and SW development processes).
  • Experience programming in Visual Basic.
  • Knowledge about add-ins, plugins and apps for Microsoft Office as Power User, Power Pivot, Power Query, ParallelDots, Office Tab, Tableau or other similar tools to increase the productivity of the Microsoft Office products.
  • Relevant technical experience (preferably software engineering).
  • Knowledge about the ISACA Framework, ISO27K, NIST or COBIT standards is an asset.
  • Good understanding of the software development process.
  • Good understanding of the software delivery.
  • Experience on development with Google Earth Studio, Goole Maps and Microsoft Bing Maps is an asset.
  • Experience on development of Data Mining and Blockchain Tools is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory.
  • Minimum a bachelor´s degree or equivalent, preferably in the field of software engineering.



  • Flexibility and ability to work in international multi-site teams.
  • Good stakeholder management skills.
  • Proactive and customer-focused mind-set with a courteous and respectful approach is a must.
  • Excellent communicator with friendly attitude and active listening skills.
  • Flexible, enthusiastic, and empathetic person with willingness to collaborate with others on different tasks and also occasionally work outside of regular working hours to respond to operational needs.
  • Able to work both autonomously and in a team.
  • Approaches challenges with determination, always seeking better solutions.
  • Logical thinking, desire to learn and continuously develop.
  • Able to effectively communicate with both technical and non-technical colleagues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are needed, together with a high degree organizational and communication abilities.
  • Comfortable with working in a diverse and multinational team environment.
  • Ability to work independently and establish good working relations with relevant actors in ESA and Industry.
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge of another EU member state language is an asset.
  • Candidate must have an EU nationality and hold a valid EU passport.
  • Eligible to request the Security Clearance up to level EU/ESA SECRET


Within Serco we believe there is a place here for everyone. Diversity & Inclusion at Serco is based on a culture where every voice is heard, and every employee feels valued. Working together as one team, we can enhance the experience of our people and teams, improve the value of our solutions to better serve the missions of our customers, and make a difference in our world. We are enthusiastic and passionate about our work which is infectious. We allow our employees to take responsibility for their work and promote a positive working culture.


What we offer:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Comprehensive package of benefits offered by the company.
  • Assistance with relocation can be provided, details available upon request.
  • Engaging company events to foster team spirit.
  • Reimbursement of public transport expenses.
  • Access to a variety of sports and recreational activities at ESTEC Escape Recreation Centre.
  • Company contribution towards a pension scheme.

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