Ground Segment Software Development Engineer

Location: Germany, Darmstadt Application deadline: 31 May 2021 Reference number: 879
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RHEA Group is a growing international company, focusing on providing innovative, market-ready solutions and services in our key sectors of Space and Security for both commercial and institutional customers. We have over 600 staff working across 11 different countries. We work with distinguished clients such as the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT, NATO, European Commission, Canadian Government and national space agencies.

When you work for RHEA, you will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best talented minds and experts in our industries, either working at our clients sites on some of the most exciting space missions or on cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data  and ground systems within our own offices.

To attract the best candidates, RHEA offers our employees competitive remuneration packages, unique career opportunities, individualised training and development programmes and local relocation support to take the stress out moving to another country or city. We are recruiting now. We understand your concerns during this period of a global pandemic and we will work with you, at your pace ensuring your questions are answered and maximum flexibility is offered.

We are currently looking for a Software Development Engineer to support our software development team in Darmstadt, Germany.

You will have the opportunity to develop and support the mission control system and its add-on tools that will operate Europe’s future generation of satellite and space missions.

The European Ground Systems – Common Core (EGS-CC) is a European initiative to develop a common infrastructure to support space systems monitoring and control in pre- and post-launch phases for all mission types. This is expected to bring a number of benefits, such as the seamless transition from spacecraft Assembly, Integration and Testing (AIT) to mission operations, reduce cost and risk, support the modernisation of legacy systems and promote the exchange of ancillary implementations across organizations. The initiative is being performed as collaboration between ESA, European National Agencies and European Industry and RHEA is playing a major part in its implementation.

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • You will be working on a range of challenging projects, as one of the key software engineers developing systems used for the automated monitoring and control of spacecraft.
  • You will participate in the development of Ground Segment 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:

  • Minimum of a Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent.
  • At least 3 years of experience working in the software development environment.
  • Space system engineering and design methodologies.
  • Specific space domain knowledge would be a strong plus, in particular:
    • EGS-CC system
    • SCOS-2000 mission control system
    • ECSS standards
    • CCSDS packet and MO standards
  • Hands on experience in:
    • Java minimum versions 7/8,
    • Relevant testing frameworks (JUnit, TestNG, Mockito),
    • Git/Gerrit/Subversion,
    • Development of Eclipse RCP
    • Practical experience on SQL and at least one RDBMS, such as MySQL (preferred), PostgreSQL, Oracle DB, etc.
    • At least one relevant build tool: maven (preferred) or Gradle.
  • Strong knowledge of technical document writing – notably, user requirements, design documentation, and test documentation.
  • Dynamic and proactive attitude, with a strong commitment to the ongoing development and quality of the RHEA products.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
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RHEA Group is a growing international company, focusing on providing innovative, market-ready solutions and services in our key sectors of Space and Security for both commercial and institutional customers. We have over 600 staff working across 11 different countries. We work with distinguished clients such as the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT, NATO, European Commission, Canadian Government and national space agencies.

When you work for RHEA, you will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best talented minds and experts in our industries, either working at our clients sites on some of the most exciting space missions or on cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data  and ground systems within our own offices.

To attract the best candidates, RHEA offers our employees competitive remuneration packages, unique career opportunities, individualised training and development programmes and local relocation support to take the stress out moving to another country or city. We are recruiting now. We understand your concerns during this period of a global pandemic and we will work with you, at your pace ensuring your questions are answered and maximum flexibility is offered.

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