Embedded Software Engineer (m/f/o) - Space Industry Luxembourg

  • Betzdorf, Luxembourg
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Luxembourg System Integrator for Microsatellites & Aerospace Systems

LuxSpace Sàrl is a member of the OHB group family.

LuxSpace vision is to technologically enable the use of Space by players with great missions on Earth. Leveraging our flight heritage and our 15+ years hands-on experience, our team builds the vision by reshaping the way microsatellite solutions and Space based services are conceived, developed, and delivered.

LuxSpace focuses on:

  • Complete microsatellite systems in the 20-200 Kg class
  • Space systems and subsystems design, specification, procurement, manufacturing, integration, and testing. This includes structure, TT&C subsystems, electronics, Radio Frequency, power supply, AOCS, simulators, on- board software, GSEs and all major elements of satellites
  • Satellite services and applications with a focus on Automatic Identification System (AIS) and Earth Observation (EO)

Our OHB LuxSpace Team is composed of highly skilled and motivated professionals having joined us from more than 15 countries.

LuxSpace offers a dynamic and challenging, multinational, open minded and innovative work environment with a cooperative management culture and flexible working time options.

Job Description

OHB LuxSpace is looking for motivated candidates to join our team for an exciting opportunity as:

Embedded Software Engineer - Space Industry Luxembourg (m/f/o)
In order to further reinforce and expand its project and program activities, LuxSpace is recruiting for immediate employment a Software Engineer with focal expertise and working experience in Embedded Software.

The Embedded Software Engineer shall complete our team to participate in the design and implementation of LuxSpace next generation micro satellites and space solutions.

Job Profile:
Being member of a multinational team of dedicated engineers, the Embedded Software Engineer will provide support to Project Managers responsible for the design and implementation of related space and ground support systems.

The Embedded Software Engineer will be in particular responsible for the development of software for space applications in its overall life cycle.

Typical Tasks to be performed:

  • Software specification, design, implementation and testing
  • Preparation and provision of reports, documentation and operational procedures.


Candidate Skills and Qualities: 

  • Profound experience in embedded software development and understanding of embedded electronics
  • Excellent knowledge and work experience in C programming language
  • Experience with embedded RTOS (e.g. VxWorks, RTEMS, QNX, etc.)
  • Experience in software development for flight software
  • Experience in software development for critical systems
  • Knowledge of modelling standards (such as UML, SysML)
  • Knowledge of other object-oriented programming languages (such as C++, Java) will be considered an asset
  • Ability to design efficient low-level software drivers (low memory footprint, code size optimized, low CPU overhead)
  • Ability to debug software with debuggers
  • Proficient use of lab tools like Oscilloscope, waveform generator, power supply, and other measurement equipment’s (multi-meters, etc.)
  • Basic understanding of space systems; a comprehensive working experience in space and satellite systems is considered an asset
  • Other tasks and duties assigned by manager(s)
  • Temporarily or permanently performing other reasonable and equivalent duties


Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • University degree (Bachelor/Master/Diploma) or equivalent education plus relevant proven work experience
  • 3+ years of work experience in industry or relevant professional environment (space, aeronautics, automotive etc.)
  • Willingness to learn new tools and systems
  • Excellent sense of responsibility and confidentiality
  • Structured hands-on work-approach
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work autonomously
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Customer oriented thinking-approach
  • Positive spirit to work and interface with a multinational team
  • Willingness to work flexible in line with project needs and schedules
  • Willingness to travel for business when needed
  • Languages: Good English language skills (spoken and written), German and/or French knowledge considered an asset


  • In line with applicable (immigration) legislation, all candidates must be eligible to live and work in Luxembourg / be an EU / EEA citizen, and possess all applicable work and residence permissions for Luxembourg.
  • Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from the applicants as part of the recruitment process.
  • In view of the nature of projects concerned and job profile, candidates may have to undergo stringent reference and identity checks.
  • Readiness and eligibility for EU / NATO security clearance procedures may be required from candidates.

Additional Information

Work Environment:

  • Dynamic, innovative, challenging
  • Join our team of highly skilled and motivated professionals.
  • Living and working in Luxembourg info: www.guichet.lu 

Contract Type / Information:

  • Permanent employment contract
  • Full-time (40 h / week)
  • Flexible working time options

Your Online Application:

  • Please in English language
  • Let us know your motivation
  • Submit your Curriculum Vitae (Europass appreciated)
  • Kindly include your salary expectations (EUR annual gross)

Please apply solely online via our LuxSpace Career Website. Thank you!

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