Satellite Onboard Software Developer (w/m/d)

Referenz: J21071
Ort / Standort: Headquarter \ Darmstadt \ Germany
Anmeldeschluss für Bewerbungen: 31.07.2021 23:59 CET
Kategorie: Software Solutions

We are the first choice European aerospace company for software centric engineering solutions. We combine 40 years of experience in a market, where trust and quality are needed. With more than 350 employees in Germany, we shape the future of aerospace – and beyond - together.

Our staff plays a key role for our success through their qualifications, motivation, enthusiasm, different cultural backgrounds and their sense of collaboration in an open international environment living our values; trust, integrity, participation and curiosity.

Telespazio Germany are committed to crafting a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We offer a wealth of benefits to support a fair work life balance, including but not limited to flexible working hours, mobile working and encouraging career development.

The Position

You are passionate about embedded software with an appetite for spacecrafts and their missions - the job of your dreams would be a meaningful opportunity to combine both ambitions? Then you are on the right track!

We are growing our embedded software capabilities and are currently supporting several projects requiring embedded software. We are searching for someone with an embedded software background to be able to grow our capabilities and seek new challenges within our international team.

This position is based at our Headquarter in Darmstadt. It is full-time and permanent and expected starting date will be September 2021.

Do what you love as a Software Engineer!

As a member of our multi-national team, you will be designing, developing, and maintaining efficient and reliable OBSW code for different space missions. The position includes developing software for satellite subsystems as well as maintaining existing software. As a part of a dedicated team with excellent expertise in both software development and the space domain, you will have the opportunity to develop your career.

You will identify bottlenecks as well as bugs, and devise solutions to these problems by assuring the functionality of the systems. You will help maintaining the code quality, organization, and automation. You will translate the customer needs into delivered features, and become proficient in estimating and defining your future tasks.

Show us what you have as a C++ Developer!

You have a strong proficiency in C/C++, with fair knowledge of the corresponding language specifications and with shown experience. You know how to develop code for embedded platforms and you are familiar with standard template library and its containers. You know object orientation, and can draw and understand class diagrams in UML.

You are well acquainted with development tools such as debuggers, profilers, and tracing utilities. You are excellent at problem solving, with a logical and pragmatic demeanour.

Do you want us to invest in you?


  • Design, develop, document and test software in C/C++ that you and your company can be proud of.
  • Show everyone what you are capable of, disseminating knowledge and learn with other specialists; praising openly successes of your colleagues and receive praise for your own successes.
  • Grow yourself, grow the company and be rewarded as a technical specialist.


  • Degree educated SW Engineer
  • Some experience in working in a team as working student or staff member

Essential Skills

  • C and C++ programming language
  • Embedded knowhow
  • Object oriented programming and design using UML
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English
  • It is required to hold an EU Citizenship

Desirable Skills

  • PARC processors (ERC32, LEON 2,3,4)
  • RTOS (e.g. RTEMS)
  • Ada programming language
  • Hardware in the Loop test benches
  • Spacecraft Operations including ECSS-E-70 (Packet Utilisation Standard)
  • Spacecraft Database, e.g. expressed as SCOS MIB or EGS-CC CDM
  • Linux command line, Source Code Control System (Git), Maven
  • Debugging, static and dynamic code analysis
  • Continuous Integration processes and tools
  • Automated testing using CppUnit or similar


Your Benefits of joining us

  • Work-life balance: Flexible working hours, home office, sabbatical (time off for travelling around the world, extended parental leave, further education, etc.), option to work part time;
  • Financial benefits: Company pension plan, net wage optimisation programme including IT / bicycle leasing, discounted annual ticket for public transport, employer loans, etc.;
  • Employee recommendation scheme: We are grateful when our employees support us in finding new recruits. You will receive a bonus of 1,500 EUR to 3,000 EUR per successful recommendation;
  • Relocation support: We offer our newcomers a relocation lump sum and support you in finding a suitable new home as well as in finding a school or nursery for your children and much more. Should need be, this can even include support in the search for a job for your partner.
  • Career development: For us, further education and training are an essential part of people management, because this is the only way we can achieve our goal, namely a long-term and successful work relationship with you. Would you like to change your professional focus and work on other projects or change geographically? We will support you here as well.
  • Company event and activities: We have BBQs, Christmas parties and TGIF (Thank God It's Friday) events. On top of that, we organise team-building events and events internal to departments to promote team spirit. Let us know if you have creative ideas for corporate events or new initiatives that you would like to introduce to our company culture, no matter whether they are of artistic or technical nature.


Are you equally inspired by our visions and dreams? Get in touch with us today and send us your application! 

Your HR Contact for this position is Raphael Rossato.


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