Weßling / Oberpfaffenhofen

Presence / Mobile

Work experience

Software Development

Published: 2022-08-08

DLR GfR mbH is a company providing reliable, safe and secure aerospace services. We operate and manage the constellation of Galileo satellites in the Galileo Control Center Oberpfaffenhofen on behalf of the European Commission.
Our company headquarters is located in an area widely known as a holiday destination – the five-lakes region in Upper Bavaria near Munich. At the space industry location in Oberpfaffenhofen, our around 250 employees work every day in international and interdisciplinary teams on the navigation for the future. Become a part of us!

In the context of NAVCAST evolutions and in anticipation of forthcoming service operations, DLR GfR is seeking an IT-Specialist / Software Developer, supporting the ongoing development of NAVCAST. The main activities focus on assisting the operator during test campaigns, providing L2/L3 maintenance support and performing troubleshooting and system improvement activities.
Your main responsibilities:
Perform NAVCAST Software and Hardware Upgrades to support System Evolutions
Maintain and update the system and continuously improve the system automatization as well as the service performance
Create a development pipeline for the deployment of new software versions and test those upfront with the operator before deploying them on the production chain used for service operations
Support the Development of NAVCAST Operations and Maintenance Procedures
Assist the operator in the development of operations and maintenance procedures
Develop (automated) test procedures together with the operator
Support NAVCAST Validation activities
Develop a testing and validation plan together with the system engineer/operator
Support validation campaigns at service performance and system-level
Support the migration of approved Change Requests to the NAVCAST production chain
Provision of Design and Development Support for the NAVCAST System
Develop and implement a scalable, highly reliable and easy to maintain (virtualized) system design with already available software components that is resilient against a multitude of error scenarios
Design and setup the interface components for the data delivery to the end-user
Create and implement a scalable design for the data exchange between the individual system components
Maintain NAVCAST Hardware and Software
Provide L2/L3 maintenance support
Support the operator in error handling and debugging
Thoroughly document the NAVCAST system to achieve a high level of maintainability and transparency
Support to System Monitoring and NAVCAST Performance Evaluations
Setup and test monitoring software
Design and implement interfaces for the input coming from other system components
Support the generation of NAVCAST Performance Evaluation Reports (based on KPI scheme)


Deep understanding of computer networking and Linux/Unix operating systems
Profound knowledge of virtualization techniques, e.g., with Docker/Podman/VMWare and the hosting of software components on rented, virtualized hardware
Experience with data visualization tools, such as Grafana
Experience in Software development (Fortran and C/C++) and Scripting (Linux shell, Perl and Python)
Basic knowledge of database systems (SQL or InfluxDB)
Basic understanding of key GNSS concepts for determining orbit and clock corrections
Development of SW code and scripts for the smooth operation of Navcast and its interfaces, e.g., for IONO/TROPO corrections, for M&C activities or for troubleshooting and error corrections
Support to the implementation of Realism, GRSP or other Navcast-related projects
Experience in coding software according to relevant industry standards, like ECSS or GSWS, would be an asset
Willingness to become an expert in BERNESE and/or RETICLE at source code and software configuration level
Minimum qualification:
University degree (Master, Diploma) in Informatics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or similar MINT disciplines
At least 4 years of experience in hardware and software support on Linux/Unix systems
Proficient in Fortran, Python and Perl programing
Strong analytical skills, ability to work independently and to meet deadlines
High team spirit, very good communication skills, «can-do» attitude
Curiosity and a great passion for acquiring new know-how
Fluent in English (written and spoken), German would be an asset


Collaboration in the European lighthouse project Galileo
Trusting and appreciative cooperation in an international environment
International team spirit
30 days annual leave
Additional days off on 24.12., 31.12. and Shrove Tuesday
Work-Life-Balance e.g. through flexible working time models, mobile office options and an individual support by a demand-oriented family service
Varied personnel development program
Individual career options (for example through secondments to partner agencies / enterprises abroad)
Employer-financed retirement plan
Attractive location with a high recreational value in the five-lakes region near Munich
And much more …


We have aroused your interest but you still have questions about the position? Then please contact us!

Marina Etterer
HR Business Partner

Ulrich Grunert
Head of Infrastructure Department


Frau Marina Etterer
HR Business Partner


Herr Ulrich Grunert
Head of Infrastructure Department


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