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Lead Flight Software Engineer - Space Industry Standards - job post

Lomazzo, Lombardia


Lomazzo, Lombardia

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Italy, Lombardy, Lomazzo

Aerospace industry


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Are you ready to take your career to new heights? At D-Orbit, we're pioneering the future of space logistics and transportation. Established in 2011, our company is leading the way in helping businesses profitably and sustainably unlock the full potential of the final frontier. As a member of our team, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside a diverse group of highly skilled individuals, all driven by a shared passion for innovation and excellence. Join us in our global mission to push the boundaries of what's possible and take your ambition to new heights. Apply now and join us in shaping the future of space.

We are looking for a Lead Flight Software Engineer to join our team and take the technical leadership of the Flight Software development for some of our projects. You will lead a software design group responsible for the delivery of software components across a range of embedded and high performance applications in space.
Within a continuous integration environment, you will be responsible of requirements definition, design of SW architecture, coding and testing of mission critical real-time embedded software, running on the D-Orbit latest generation spacecrafts.
Through these activities and by working with the key stakeholders in the development process you will deliver exciting new features and support spacecraft operations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assume the role of a technical lead, actively participating in and guiding the efforts of the assigned development team
  • Support activities estimation and planning
  • Contribute to the entire application lifecycle, focusing on requirements definition, design, coding, debugging and integration with the flight hardware
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the teams processes and methodologies
  • Define software system specifications during co-engineering activities with the system team
  • Improve and develop new features to shared libraries

  • Minimum of 7 year experience in embedded software development
  • Advanced experience delivering embedded software in any C-family language
  • Good understanding of SW design and testing lifecycle in regulated environment (ideally ECSS standard)
  • Advanced experience in software architecture definition and requirements definition (RB and TS)
  • Knowledge of Requirements Management tools (such as Jama, DOORS etc.)
  • Familiarity with OBDH and TMTC architectures used in space systems (e.g. PUS service)
  • Knowledge of real-time operating systems (such as RTEMS or FreeRTOS) and/or operating systems targeted for embedded applications (such as any embedded Linux)
  • Knowledge of any typical embedded communication interfaces such as USART, SPI, I2C
Knowledge of protocols used in network communication such as Ethernet, CAN, CANopen
  • Experience using and configuring any common build tool chains or similar development environment (such as ANT, WAF, Makefile, Visual Studio etc.)
  • Familiarity with Git versioning system or any similar DVCS
  • Familiarity with typical software development methodology and release versioning processes
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively
  • Degree, in any relevant area such as computer engineering, electronic engineering, aerospace engineering, robotics or automation.
  • Ability to take technical decisions and mentor younger engineers
  • Ability to foster a collaborative team environment, encouraging open communication and knowledge sharing among team members
  • Full professional proficiency of English language is mandatory.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in debugging embedded software using standard laboratory equipment
  • Basic understanding of Assembler language
  • Experience in defining software system specifications and software requirements
  • Knowledge of Python
  • Familiarity with using any Linux based distribution and appreciation of application development

At D-Orbit, diversity and inclusivity are not just values, they are integral to our mission and the way we operate. We are committed to fostering an environment where all individuals are respected, valued, and celebrated for their unique backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is not only the right thing to do, but it also leads to better decision-making, innovation, and overall success. We actively strive to build a culture where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work, and where all voices are heard and valued. We are dedicated to creating a workplace where everyone feels safe, supported, and empowered to share their ideas, and where everyone is given equal opportunities to grow and excel. We believe that our differences make us stronger, and we will continue to work diligently to create an inclusive culture at D-Orbit that reflects this belief.


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Type of contract:
Permanent job

Career level:


  • C language
  • Software design
  • Software architecture definition
  • Jama
  • FreeRTOS
  • SPI
  • I2C
  • CAN
  • CANopen
  • WAF
  • Git
  • Leadership
  • debugging
  • Python
  • Linux
  • OBDH
  • TMTC architectures
  • space systems
  • ECSS
  • E-40
  • PUS Service
  • Real-time software
  • Safety-critical software
  • Mission-critical software
  • Polarfire
  • SSS - Software System Specifications
  • SRS - Software Requirements Specifications
  • TS - Technical Specifications
  • RB - Requirements Baseline
  • CANopen

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