Software Specialist

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Frist 28. juli 2021
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DTU Space is looking for a Software Specialist. 

For this new position, DTU Space offers a unique opportunity as Software Specialist within Measurement and Instrumentation. You will work closely with the Flight Software Group led by Associate professor Troelz Denver. You will develop and maintenance ground support tools and methods to be used for control, monitoring and simulation of the department´s flights instrument portfolio etc.

The Measurement and Instrumentation Department develops optoelectronic navigation equipment and magnetometers instruments, which are used on many international Space Missions. The divisions research focuses primarily on the development of high-precision space mission instrumentation. 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 Group and associate professor Troelz Denver, you will be responsible for:

  • Development and maintenance of ground support equipment to be used for control, monitoring and stimulation of the department’s flight instrument portfolio
  • Study potential software solutions/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
Your background for this Software Specialist position can include different combinations. You are expected to hold a Master within software engineering or similar. 

It is expected that you are proficient in computer programming (C, assembler and Matlab) and are motivated for 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 or similar. Experience with ECSS (ESA) standards e.g. GMP, NASA standards or Military standards or similar is expected.

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 work environment
  • Systematic mindset and service minded
  • Fluent in English, verbals as well as written – skills in Danish is an advantage but is not mandatory
  • IT-literate incl. experienced user of Microsoft Office 

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
DTU welcomes applications for the position as Software Specialist. Please submit your application no later than 28 July 2021 (Danish time). Please open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your CV and cover letter in English or Danish plus exam certificates. 

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Professor John Leif Jørgensen, or Associate Professor Troelz Denver,

You can read more about DTU Space at and the Division for Measurements and Instrumentation at here. 

Qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, 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.