Software (DevOps) Engineer - ESTEC


Software (DevOps) Engineer - ESTEC


Noordwijk, Netherlands

Ref. No. 23-78145A

Would you like to be part of our specialist services group, who have been providing engineering support to space agencies and prime contractors for more than 40 years?

We are seeking an experienced Software (DevOps) Engineer to work at our customer the European Space Agency’s ESTEC site in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

Job description

You will join Terma’s service team providing specialist IT support to ESA/ESTEC’s Quality Dept (TEC-Q) with the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality (TEC).

The Dept. needs a dedicated IT infrastructure, beyond the standard ESA IT infrastructure (desktops, email etc.), to support ESA’s Materials and Components Laboratory and applications that they need to provide test and measurement services for materials and EEE components used in space missions as well as general Product Assurance and Safety Engineering support to ESA projects.

The ESA’s Materials and Components Laboratory provides to Europe’s space community the facilities and expertise to investigate the effects of the environment on electrical components, materials, and processes in support of advanced research and development, evaluation and qualification programmes and direct project support.

This infrastructure includes dedicated computing resources and technical facilities which requires IT planning, architecture definition, solution development, and deployment capabilities to fulfil the needs of the above areas.


Your tasks will include:

  • Development and maintenance of laboratory IT infrastructure using custom solutions or commercial of the shelf tools such as MathWorks MATLAB, or manufacturer specific;
  • Development of smaller ad-hoc data centric software in support of the Dept IT infrastructure and processes;
  • IT Technical support for the operations and maintenance of laboratory equipment and facilities;
  • Verification and validation of the deployed laboratory IT solutions;
  • Identification of improvement opportunities.

In this you will be expected to interface directly with the user community and tackle operational aspects as needed.

This is a full-time position located at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

The requested start of work is October/November 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

What’s our company like?

We are an international company representing world class expertise, delivering complex and high-tech products and services. We value our colleagues and our meaningful contributions to securing people through advanced technology.

You will be part of the Terma Space Division which has for 50 years delivered mission-customized software and hardware products including power systems and star trackers as well as services to the European space market. We have supported a large number of pioneering European scientific and Earth Observation satellite missions and continue to be contracted for the development and delivery of software and hardware systems and services for numerous ongoing and future European, and international missions.

Terma Space operates out of Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Romania, and the UK.

How to succeed in this position?

The successful candidate shall have:

  • A university degree (minimum Bachelor) in IT, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or similar. Professional IT certifications in lieu of Master’s degree would be acceptable;
  • At least 4 years relevant professional working experience, ideally within a large technical and/or international working environment;
  • Experience with software development, deployment, and operational support (DevOps);
  • Experience with CI/CD and associated tools e,g, Git, Azure DevOps;
  • Knowledge of IT Security aspect e.g. identity management;
  • Knowledge of a range of scripting languages e.g. Python, PowerShell;
  • Experience with heterogenous IT environments – Windows and Unix/Linux;
  • Experience with 1st and 2nd line user support, ideally in a technical/engineering environment.


  • Prior knowledge and experience with ESA and/or space industry would be an asset.

Soft skills:

  • Service orientation and ability to liaise with (engineering) end-users;
  • Have ability to troubleshoot, research and work through complex problems;
  • Self-driven as well as an organised team player;
  • Possess excellent English language skills;
  • Are a passionate and curious techie who loves to learn and identify with the wider ESA mission.

Any unanswered questions?

Feel free to contact Mr. Simon Mills, Senior Project Manager on +31 6 2326 2398 or in case of any further questions regarding this position.

We look forward to receiving your application and CV. To ensure that your application will reach us and is properly processed, we only accept applications via our website.

Application deadline: 31st October 2023

Applications will be processed continuously.

Recruitment is depending on successful selection by the customer.

Please note:

  • Applicants must hold all appropriate documentation and permits to work in the EU;
  • Applicants are required to provide a copy of their ID/passport and degree/higher education certificate. Terma will validate the certificate with the issuing authority;
  • In line with ESA Security Requirements, an official Certificate of Good Conduct (or equivalent) and employment reference checks will be required at commencement of employment. Please attach a copy of any reference letters with your application if you have them.

About Terma

The Denmark based high-tech Terma Group develops products and systems for defense and non-defense security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft, space technology, and aerostructures for the aircraft industry.

Terma A/S is headquartered at Aarhus, Denmark. Internationally, Terma has subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Romania, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore and the U.S.

If you have any questions, please contact Simon Mills.

Application deadline:
31 October 2023

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