Software Architect and Senior Development Engineer

Location: Diegem, Belgium Frascati, Italy Location: Application deadline: 22 July 2024 Reference number: 2110
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Are you looking for a new opportunity to take your career to a higher orbit? To join an international group with a successful track record in Space Engineering? A job adapted to your career ambitions and in which you could have an impact for the years to come?

We are currently looking for a Software Architect and Senior Development Engineer to support our Ground Segment software development team. This position can be located at our offices in either Frascati, Italy, or Diegem, Belgium.

You will have the opportunity to support the development of an operational data processing, storage and dissemination system for scientific data obtained from satellites.  The system will make use of cloud technologies to ensure it can scale as demand for its services grows.

Starion supported over 80 missions for international and national space agencies, commercial satellite operators, system integrators, satellite manufacturers and other space suppliers. We’ve acquired a first-class reputation amongst the space community for providing engineering services, system solutions and products of the highest quality for all phases of the space mission lifecycle.

This position is open to protected categories under Italian Law 68/99 (“Rules for the right to work of disabled people”).
Questa posizione e’ aperta alle categorie protette L. 68/99.

Tasks and activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Working on challenging projects, as one of the key software engineers developing systems for space applications in fields such as ground segment data processing, operations preparation and support, and automated monitoring and control of spacecraft.
  • Participating in the design and development of data processing and analysis software systems for current and future satellite missions for our customers in the European space industry.

Skills and experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • University Degree or equivalent in software engineering or a relevant field.
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in software engineering.
  • Understanding of current state-of-the-art of Information Technology, including public and private cloud deployments
  • Understanding of data processing systems and related architectures
  • Knowledge of Software modelling languages and tools
  • Knowledge of object-oriented and service-oriented design techniques.
  • Coordination of agile teams
    • Hands-on experience in the following:
    • Software architecture design
    • Java
    • REST Interfaces Implementation Technologies
    • Continuous Integration environments using Maven, Jenkins, Nexus and GIT
    • Linux
  • Desired experience using:
    • User interface design (RCP, Angular, React, Vue)
    • C++ development experience
    • Docker and/or Kubernetes configuration and deployment.
  • Knowledge of technical document writing – notably, user requirements, design documentation, and test documentation.
  • Specific space domain knowledge would be a strong plus, in particular:
    • Space system engineering and design methodologies
    • ECSS standards
    • CCSDS packet and MO standards
  • A dynamic and proactive attitude, with a strong commitment to the ongoing development and quality of Starion products.
  • Desire to work both autonomously and as part of a team, in an international multicultural environment.
  • Solution oriented mindset, with a customer focused communication skills.
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.

Why should you apply?

  • You will have the opportunity to work within leading space organisations across Europe.
  • We encourage everyone to think outside the box and to push the boundaries of traditional knowledge. This role is an opportunity to join a forward-thinking company and allows for a deeper understanding of the industry.
  • To be part of a company that values integrity, inspiration, care and collaboration.
  • Benefits include: competitive remuneration packages; unique career opportunities, including working in other countries; access to training and development programmes; flexible relocation support.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, all genders, LGBTQ+ individuals and ex-service personnel.

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Ola Akinkugbe

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