Software Engineer to world-class research environment

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Do you want to work with complex, scientific programming in a creative and ambitious research environment? Will you, in collaboration with skilled and dedicated colleagues, contribute with software improvements and data analysis related to navigation and positioning of satellites and unmanned spacecraft for use in future space missions? 

Then this unique job opportunity at an internationally highly recognized institute is for you.

For this new position DTU Space offers a unique opportunity as Software Engineer within Measurement and Instrumentation. You will work closely with the Flight Software Team within support of the department’s software activities.

The Measurement and Instrumentation Department develops optoelectronic navigation and magnetometers instruments, which are used on many international space missions. The division’s research focuses primarily on the development of high-precision space mission instruments. In addition, the department works to optimize the quality and reliability of Space Systems measurements by developing methods to calibrate and intercalibrate the systems.

The research includes the entire process from design, development, testing and verification to implementation of instruments for spacecraft and satellites. 

DTU Space also offers related public consulting services – mostly related to Denmark´s membership of the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA. The department works extensively with foreign Space organizations, universities and research institutes as well as companies within the Space industry. 

Your areas of responsibility 
In collaboration with the software team, you will – after solid onboarding - be responsible for:

  • Development and maintenance of ground support equipment to be used in control, monitoring and stimulation of the department’s flight instrument portfolio
  • Study potential software improvements of the instrument portfolio
  • Development and maintenance of the department’s instrument portfolio
  • Data analysis (flight and ground) for diagnostics, quality assessment and presentation
  • Offline support for external instrument users 
  • Prepare documentation, such as manuals, technical notes, procedures, test reports, etc. 

Our expectations for you
You are expected to hold a Master’s degree in a relevant academic field (preferably engineering).

It is expected that you are proficient in computer programming (e.g. C, MATLAB/Python and assembler) and are motivated towards taking next step in your career in the direction of taking ownership of this central responsibility.

You have experience within an industry area known for very high-quality standards, e.g. space, military, pharma, medical devices, automotive or similar. 

Regardless of your level of experience, you have a drive to develop, a curiosity about new methods, creative abilities and not least a great interest in new technologies – and a motivation to be part of a world-class research environment. If so, your future colleagues at DTU Space know that you also - like them - will be passionate about the area and job content.

As a person you are solution oriented, dedicated, have good collaboration skills and communicate well with many different types of people. You can execute and run a project from beginning to the end. 

The ideal candidate can furthermore be recognized in the following description:

  • Experience from academic or scientific environment
  • A systematic mindset and service minded
  • Can fluently read and speak English – skills in Danish is an advantage but is not mandatory
  • Have a basic knowledge allowing to navigate in computer systems

What DTU offers in return
DTU Space – Denmark’s National Space Institute – is a world leading institute that specializes in space research and space technology at the highest international level. Located as part of the Technical University of Denmark in the Greater Copenhagen area, it is the national center for space research, geodesy and space technology.

We offer you an interesting job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

The Department Measurement and Instrumentation is a flexible, family-friendly workplace with an informal and open tone. We are good at celebrating small and big successes in everyday life. 

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) or any other relevant agreement.  

Application and contact information
Please submit your online application no later than 9 January 2022. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your CV and cover letter in Danish or English plus exam certificates. 

Hartmanns A/S will assist DTU with carrying out the recruitment process. For any inquiries, please contact Senior Recruitment Consultant Mads Jakobsen at Hartmanns by or +45 4121 1326, or your future leader Associate Professor Troelz Denver by or +45 4525 3439.

You can read more about DTU Space at and The Department of Measurement and Instrumentation at 

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Space uses space as a base for research and technology development in order to learn more about the Universe and Earth, to study climate and environment on Earth and create results and technologies that benefit society. DTU Space has about 168 employees, an annual turn-over of about 150 MDKK and it is located at the Lyngby Campus of the Technical University of Denmark together with 19 other institutes within the highest international level within the following areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space-& Astrophysics.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.