Software Engineer – Cybersecurity & R&D (Darmstadt/Germany)


Our subsidiary CS GmbH, located in Darmstadt, is looking for a Software Engineer. The key person will be assigned to our backoffice integrated in the maintenance and the development of several space systems for our customers. On-demand, the activity may be performed on-site at our customer premises at Darmstadt. The key person will integrate a team of software engineers under the direction of the project manager in CS GmbH.

This activity includes, among others, the following tasks:

  • Contribution to Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Contribution to Cyber Security activities
  • Support to R&D initiatives
  • Software development and maintenance of space data systems and infrastructure setup
  • Support to technical meetings with customers
  • Contribution to test and validation activities


Any knowledge and experience in software development or maintenance in the ESA space environment would be an important asset.

Academic background:

  • The Key person shall have M.Sc. in Computer Science Engineer, Telecommunications Engineer or equivalent.
  • At least 3 year experience as software developer

Technical skills:

  • Good knowledge in MBSE
  • Good knowledge in Cyber Security
  • Good knowledge in Artificial Intelligence
  • Good knowledge in CI/CD, orchestration and DevOps tools
  • Good knowledge in VMWare, GitLab/Gerrit and other development environment tools
  • Good knowledge in the use and operation of Docker and container orchestration technologies (e.g. Swarm and Kubernetes)
  • Good knowledge of ESOC operational environment
  • Good knowledge of Spacecraft especially in simulation
  • Knowledge of ESOC infrastructure (e.g. Scos-2000, SIMSAT, SIMULUS)
  • Knowledge of Standards (Engineering and Quality)
  • Knowledge in Unix/Linux/windows environments
  • Knowledge in configuration management such as SVN / GIT

Others skills:

  • Very good communication skills
  • Proficiency in English language
  • High level of flexibility
  • Good organisation
  • Ability to work autonomously in a challenging environment.

Deadline to apply: 18th January 2021

Expected starting date: As soon as possible

Reference: DER/PLC/20/49

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