47008: Computer Scientist, Software Engineer, Aerospace and Space Engineering or similar - Software Engineering for Space Applications

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Berlin, Germany

Work group:

Institute of Optical Sensor Systems

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Job description:

The Institute of Optical Sensor Systems investigates and develops active and passive optical sensor systems for satellites, flying platforms and robotic systems. Our vision is to develop autonomous optical sensor systems in analogy to and extension of the human visual perception.
The sensor systems are developed for applications spanning the UV, visible, infrared and THz spectral range and are applied in Earth observation, planetary research and robotics as well as in transport and security. Such systems contain optical, mechanical, electronical and software components. The development process involves a range of disciplines, including requirements management, systems engineering, design, manufacturing, environmental testing and optical calibration.
The modelling and development of algorithms for sensor information processing is the basis for autonomous optical sensor systems. Complex software application embedded in the sensor systems are developed, verified, integrated and validated on specific hardware processor platforms. Quality and Reliability are key factors for the mission success. Your tasks:
System engineering, development, verification/validation of on-board software for ESA’s space mission PLATO  analysis of scientific requirements und conception of the software system development and verification of algorithms for scientific data processing specification, verification and validation of on-board real-time software planning and life cycle management of the verification and validation process development of software for test automation for soft- and hardware-in-the-loop validation testing development of simulators for the verification of scientific senor data, interfaces and function of the sensor system design, implementation and qualification of software for executing of automated tests and scientific data analysis for performance verification of the on-board Data Processing System authoring of project documents based on the ECSS standards from ESA authoring of scientific publications coordination of work with international partners connected with travel activities supervision of junior scientists and studentsYou will be working in a dynamic international team of researchers and engineers with the prospect of scientific and academic development. 

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