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Spacecraft Simulator Senior Software Engineer (m/f/d) Ref. No. 22_007

Terma A/S

The Terma Simulations Group develops spacecraft simulators and related software for our customers including the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT and the commercial space industry spacecraft manufacturers.

We are looking for enthusiastic and talented Senior Software Engineers with previous experience in space systems modelling to join our simulators development group in Darmstadt, Germany. As part of the group, you will work in all aspects of software development, from analysis and design, through to testing and deployment, and as an expert you will be also the technical point of contact for a team of engineers, as well as for the customer.


As a Spacecraft Simulator Senior Software Engineer, you will design, implement and test spacecraft simulator software as part of a team of software and aerospace engineers. You will be expected to utilize professional best practice software engineering processes and techniques throughout design, implementation and testing, using metrics to control and measure the quality and maintainability of the developed software. Both conventional and Agile development lifecycle models are used where appropriate, with full configuration management of all software.

The responsibilities will include:

  • Software design, implementation and testing (unit, integration and system tests)
  • Investigate & resolve Anomaly Reports (ARs) within given due dates
  • Maintain configuration control and produce software technical documentation
  • Technical coordinator of a simulator project team able to prioritize and distribute tasks to team members to ensure a balanced workload
  • Interface with Project Manager for tasks ETC
  • Technical support to Software Engineers
  • Main Interface with Customer on technical level
  • Participate in interviews (technical evaluation)
  • Participate in proposals (technical proposal)
  • Training of newcomers

This is a full-time position with a planned starting date as soon as possible.
Qualifications & Competencies
Applicants should have a university degree in Computer Science or similar. Degrees in Aerospace Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Mathematics/Physics may also be suitable provided solid software engineering capabilities can be demonstrated.

Essential skills are:

  • Solid experience with programming in C++ and objected oriented programming
  • Software development using GNU/Linux
  • Model-based software engineering methods using UML
  • Good understanding of software modeling techniques, especially of spacecraft subsystems and dynamics.
  • Software development processes and lifecycles
  • Experience with unit testing (e.g. CppUnit based tests) and system tesing (e.g. JavaScript based tests)
  • Experience with ESA software development standards (ECSS)

Desirable skills are experience with:

  • ESA’s SIMSAT simulation infrastructure
  • ESA’s SMP2 standard
  • ESA Reference Architecture (REFA) and Generic Models
  • Waterfall or Agile SCRUM software development lifecycles
  • POSIX programming
  • CI/CD, DevOps software pipelines and deployment

You must be able to work independently and in a focused way against firm deadlines. You should be comfortable working in an international team and possess good teamwork skills. Ability to work in English (spoken and written) is essential. Good communication with colleagues and superiors is also important.

What can Terma offer
At Terma, we consider skilled employees, enthusiasm and job satisfaction as the very foundation of our success and as a prerequisite for the development of the “best-in-class” solutions that Terma provides. We lead the way in applying new technology, offering a wide range of growth opportunities for each individual and emphasizing mutual respect across the board in our workplace.

Terma offers you a pleasant working environment at the customer site, where you will be able to take on challenging tasks and responsibilities in a highly professional company.

  • Great opportunities for training and personal development
  • Challenges in advanced technical environment
  • International and cosmopolitan working atmosphere
  • An employment contract with an attractive package with extra-legal benefits
  • Highly competitive salary

Additional information
For further information, please contact Mrs. Raluca Moise by telephone [+49 61518600510] or by email [Recruitment.de@terma.com].
Please note that applicants must hold all appropriate documentation and permits to work in Europe.

If you have any questions, please contact Raluca Moise
Application deadline:
As soon as possible

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