Junior Software Engineer

Frascati, Italia, Serco Europe [9569]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems 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.

On behalf of our team in Italy we are looking for Junior Software Engineer, who will work on a full time, permanent contract with a hybrid working style from Frascati, Italy.  By becoming a member of our team, you will have the exciting opportunity to collaborate with the European Space Agency in the field of Earth Observation, while being employed by Shamrock Space.



  • System Management and Configuration Control of complex computing.
  • Definition of SW test plans for testing processors and support to the testing, evaluation and acceptance of S/W deliverables.
  • Security hardening as per ESA security guidelines.


  • Operating and maintaining data processing and archiving systems including all H/W, S/W and network components.
  • Data transformation and ingestion into processing systems for testing and validation purposes or for visualisation.
  • Installation and evaluation of SW on cloud computing infrastructures; processing in cloud environments and preparation of dedicated processed datasets in specific formats (e.g., projections, gridded).
  • Maintenance and evolution of the ESA online systems.


  • Support the transfer and adapt the integration and the workflows of specific EO data handling applications and workflows to CDSE (Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem and/or to application hosting environments listed in the NoR (Network of Resources) portfolio.
  • Migration of ESA online systems to the Application Propagation Environment (APEx) concept.



  • University degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or similar.
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience in a similar industrial or research.
  • Experience with installation, configuration & maintenance of Image processing systems and GIS tools (e.g. IDL/ENVI, Matlab, ERDAS, PCI,Arcinfo).
  • Knowledge of C, C++ or Java under Windows, UNIX/LINUX, and MAC OS
  • Knowledge of web-based geo-data I/O, analysis and processing services such as WMS, WPS, WCS and WFS as well as OPeNDAP servers.
  • Knowledge of docker/kubernetes
  • Experience in software testing and product verification
  • Extensive knowledge of PYTHON and Jupyter Notebooks, Julia
  • Experience in software testing and product verification.


The following skills would be highly desirable:

  • Knowledge of EO data products, formats, and analysis tools and data access interfaces, g. CDSE.
  • Experience in working in an International.
  • Experience with collaborative tools, g. Github, Jira.
  • ICT Management.
  • Security expertise for web applications and servers.



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.
  • Great career opportunities in the Space industry.
  • Corporate Benefits Package.
  • International environment.
  • Possible hybrid work.

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