Flight Software Systems Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Flight Software Systems Engineer who will be assigned to the Flight Software Systems Section of the Software Systems Division at ESTEC-ESA.


  • Project support related to all technical aspects: development and qualification of flight software;
  • General Support to Software Validation Facilities and Avionics Test Bench infrastructure activities;
  • Development of Software Validation Facility components as well for the generic facilities as special project applications. This includes processor emulators, simulation of spacecraft systems and spacecraft dynamics;
  • Design, test and validation of on-boards software;
  • Customization of real-time operating systems for space applications;
  • Maintenance and expert support within the software development tool-set;
  • System evaluation, testing and performance characterization of telecommunication systems as networking via satellite or network management;
  • Design, implementation and testing tasks for the Section’s technology program.


  • Master’s Degree in or equivalent qualification in Electronic Engineering, Space Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline;
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience;
  • Software engineering and object-oriented programming;
  • Space systems and Space Systems engineering;
  • Programming languages: C/C++ and/or others;
  • Embedded Real Time Systems and Real Time Kernels;
  • Micro-processors such as SPARC LEON, ARM, multicore’s etc.;
  • Communication protocols (Mil-1553, SpaceWire, CAN);
  • Software Engineering tools;
  • Software Engineering Standards such as the ECSS-E-ST-40C;
  • Experience with embedded real-time software development will be an asset;
  • He/she shall be able to function as part of a team, Because of the operational nature of the support, a proactive and flexible attitude will be required;
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset.

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