Software Developer

Madrid, Spain, Serco Europe [9571]

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.

On behalf of our team in Spain we are looking for a Software Developer, who will be part of the development and operations team. The ideal candidate will be in charge of the implementation, testing and operations of Downlink Systems for ESA science missions like Gaia, SMILE, BepiColombo and JUICE.  Will also participate to 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.

This position is to cover for two paternity leaves, for a minimum duration of 10 months. The initial contract will be temporary with the possibility to be extended further at the end. 


  • 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 graduate diploma.

Mandatory skills:·

  • Basic knowledge of python and/or java.
  • Any other programming skills would be an asset.



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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