On-board Software System Engineer

Location: Noordwijk, Netherlands Application deadline: 10 September 2021 Reference number: 984
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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 650 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.

On behalf of ESA, we are currently looking for an On-board Software System Engineer to work in its Site (ESTEC) in the city of Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

The key person will be assigned to the Flight Software Systems Section of the Software Systems Division.

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Supporting a variety of ESA space missions in the field of real-time embedded software and systems.
  • Participating in the full development lifecycle of the mission and on-board software.
  • Identifying technical risks and critical areas in the development process while assisting in their resolution
  • Applying the principles of mission & safety critical software development across multiple disciplines.
  • Providing expert technical support and consultancy to general studies in the field of real-time embedded software systems, flight software systems development and software validation facilities focused on both simulated environments and hardware in the loop.

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Space Systems Engineering, Mathematics or a related discipline, with at least 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with:
    • Modern software engineering methods and tools;
    • Real-time embedded software and Real Time Kernels;
    • Software development projects and knowledge of all phases of the software development lifecycle;
    • Programming languages: C, Ada, C++ and/or others;
    • Micro-processors such as SPARC LEON, ARM, multicore’s etc.;
    • Communication protocols (Mil-1553, SpaceWire, CAN);
    • Software Engineering Standards such as the ECSS-E-ST-40C.
  • Proactive and flexible attitude.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

The following skills would be highly desirable:

  • Knowledge of spacecraft systems.
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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 650 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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