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Junior Embedded Software Engineer

  • Aerospacelab
Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium
  • Aerospacelab
Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium


Contemporary satellites are commonly constructed in a modular fashion, divided into distinct units, each dedicated to a specific function.

In adopting a vertical integration approach, Aerospacelab, as a satellite manufacturer, designs a variety of these units including the embedded software running on them.

As we continue to expand our team, we are seeking a talented and motivated Embedded Software Engineer to contribute to the development of new units and improvement of existing units.

As a junior Embedded Software Engineer, you will join an agile development team that works around a specific unit. We develop many type of units, including on-board computers, radios, cameras, optical transceivers, network switches, and different kind of sensors and actuators.

In these development teams, communication and cooperation among diverse team members are key, often blurring the lines between competences.

You will work closely with EE and FPGA engineers and depending on the project, also with RF, AOCS, optical or network engineers.


  • Closely working with hardware and system engineers to design and build unit firmware and high level satellite applications;

  • Producing high quality embedded SW components following the development flow established at Aerospacelab (requirements engineering, design, implementation, testing and maintenance).


  • Experience in space sector (knowledge of the satellite subsystems, satellite operations, development of embedded software, etc.);

  • Experience with ECSS/CCSDS standards (ECSS-E-ST-70-41A or C Telemetry and telecommand packet utilization, CCSDS 133.0-B-1 Space Packet Protocol, etc.);

  • Experience developing embedded software in Linux environment;

  • Experience with real time operating systems (preferably FreeRTOS);

  • Familiarity with the following technologies: Buildroot, UBoot, Zynq, cmake, communication links (CAN, I2C, SPI, UART, SPW, etc.);

  • Strong skills debugging, optimizing and unit testing;

  • Experience with full cycle SW development;

  • Ability to read and understand schematics and layouts;

  • Experience working with digital HW (usage of flashers, JTAG, oscilloscope, etc.).


  • BSc, MSc or PhD degree in Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, or related field;

  • Experience with C and Python programming languages;

  • Good communication skills;

  • Fluent in English.


  • Build your own career path;

  • Direct impact on the growth trajectory of the company;

  • Flat hierarchy;

  • Fast-paced environment;

  • Flexible ways of working;

  • Salary package consistent with your experience.

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