48152: Computer Scientist or similar - Research in the field of onboard software product assurance for space applications

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

Work group:

Simulation and Software Technology



Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts,Other



Job description:

DLR develops its own space missions and participates in national and international missions. The DLR Institute of Simulation and Software Technology researches and develops new software engineering techniques for the development of the onboard software for these missions. The focus is on (real-time) operating systems, driver development, middleware, command and data handling systems, attitude control and reconfigurable distributed systems. An important methodology is model-driven software development, which we apply in numerous missions and research projects.


Another important aspect is product assurance in software development. Space missions have very high demands on the reliability of the software and it is therefore important to consider product assurance in the entire development process. In the area of software product assurance, we are currently involved in the two ESA missions PLATO and JUICE, for example, and in the BECCAL experiment for the ISS.


We are looking for a new colleague who will advance our research and development in current and future missions in the field of software product assurance.


You will work on the following tasks as part of our team and with project partners:


responsible for software product assurance in national and international space missions conceptual preparation and planning of new research projects on the subject of software product assurance research and application of new methods for software product assurance to meet the high reliability requirements in space missions evaluation and dissemination of research results establishing of stable hardware-in-the-loop tests for continuous integration processes

If you love software product assurance, want to become part of our team and participate in real space missions, we look forward to receiving your application. We are looking for highly motivated people, who have the ambition to work on high quality software. We offer an environment where you can contribute your own ideas. Part of your mission will be to present your research at international conferences and scientific journals. We offer an exciting, friendly and flexible working environment. The position can also be filled part-time.



Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 48152