Location: Darmstadt, Germany, hybrid
Working hours: full time, 40h/week
Submission deadline: ​30th October 2023
Requirement: EU-citizenship  

In order to be eligible to work on European Space missions the candidate has to hold an EU citizenship and has to be eligible to obtain a security clearance.

Your tasks and responsibilities

As Head of Engineering and Software Solutions (f/m/d) you will be responsible for leading a multifunctional, self-organizing software engineering team consisting of 13 people located in Darmstadt and Gilching, defining the strategy related to the company’s software solutions, enabling software-level collaboration within the SSC group and supporting the organization in identifying, pursuing and exploiting business opportunities in the European space sector. The main tasks include:

  • Mentor, coach, and develop a team of software engineers with varying levels of experience in an agile manner
  • Define and implement the strategy for our software solutions
  • Drive the modernization of our tools and software development processes
  • Stay abreast of new software technologies and best practices
  • Manage projects’ budgets and expenses
  • Promote the company’s products
  • Act as the proposal manager for all proposals related to our software solutions
  • Willingness to travel

Your profile

  • University degree in software engineering, computer science, aerospace engineering or similar engineering discipline
  • Strong people and leadership skills
  • Experience with mission operations and ground segment systems
  • Demonstrated experience leading software implementation projects
  • Extensive experience in developing, deploying, and integrating software solutions
  • In depth knowledge of and practical experience with the latest software development trends related to DevOps, frameworks, containerization, cloud-based software solutions and, object-oriented programming, particularly Java and Python
  • Familiarity with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process
  • Proven experience with SCRUM implementation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong customer focus
  • Commitment to teamwork, self-organization, and continuous improvement
  • Independent, self-driven
  • Full proficiency in English
  • Good knowledge and network in the NewSpace market