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Software Engineer – Embedded Software (M/F)


The work location is in our main office at Sint-Stevens-Woluwe (Brussels Area).
The position is in the Systems Department, Avionics & Embedded Systems (AES) Team (comprised of 6 persons).
The candidate will mainly report to the AES Team Lead.

The start date is at the earliest.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Carry out project work in contributing to the development of software solutions for spacecraft onboard critical functions, following engineering standard and best practices
  • Develop software specifications, design documents and performance assessments as required by the projects
  • Support pre-project activities in contributing to the writing of technical proposals and bringing specific knowledge and capabilities to the benefit of the team
  • Liaise with the Customers for technical matters
  • Provide technical expertise and support to other teams in the Systems Department.

Skills and Experience

  • A University degree or equivalent in computer science, software engineering, or relevant
  • At least 2 years of experience in software development, ideally for aerospace applications, healthcare or automotive
  • Strong experience in software design and implementation with proven engineering track in:   
    • Software development methodologies (e.g. Waterfall, V Shape, AGILE/SCRUM)
    • Formal design methods (i.e. UML, HOOD) and version control tools (i.e. Subversion, GIT)
  • Demonstrated experience in/knowledge of:
    • Embedded C/C++, scripting languages (i.e. Python, Bash)
    • Linux and real-time operating systems for embedded systems (preferably RTEMS, freeRTOS)
    • Configuration and implementation of Network and Bus Protocols Stacks (TCP/IP, Ethernet, Mil-1553, CAN, SpaceWire, Space-Fiber)
  • Strength to cope with schedules and deadlines
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

Considered as Assets

  • Typical software architecture and applications in satellite projects or ISS payloads
  • Matlab/Simulink, GUI development
  • Microprocessors, microcontrollers, SoCs and FPGAs
  • Authoring project technical documentation.

What Do We Offer

  • Working within a growing company with Staff located in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands
  • A professional working environment with motivated Engineers and Scientists coming from all different horizons and countries with a common passion for space
  • A full-time position with an indefinite contract of employment
  • A competitive remuneration package and good working conditions
  • An individualised training and development programme.

____________________________________About Us

Space Applications Services is a company at the forefront of space technology development and the provision of services for human spaceflight, exploration and earth observation missions. Headquartered in Belgium (Brussels Area), with a research office in the Netherlands and a subsidiary in the USA, the company provides solutions for both commercial and institutional customers. We work with clients such as the European Space Agency, the European Commission, governmental and national space agencies as well as the major space industries.


The company develops payloads, avionics, robotics technology and products, and provides complete mission operations control centre solutions to EN9100 standards. The company also provides engineering, science and training services, including astronaut training. From our headquarters, we are in daily contact with the International Space Station (ISS) ensuring our Customers’ research is successful.

 ____________________________________How To Apply

Send your CV and Motivation Letter (both in English) via our website (, to the attention of Mr. Michel Ilzkovitz. 

Applications received through the “Careers” page of our website are reviewed in priority.

The candidate shall be eligible to work in the European Union or in possession of a European Blue Card for two or more years.


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