Space Applications Services NV/SA

Space Applications Services NV/SA
Brussels, Belgium
Added: February 24, 2024

The Robotics Software and Intelligence (RSI) Division is responsible for the study, design, prototyping and testing of experimental robotics systems and full stack applications meant for terrestrial and extra-terrestrial planetary exploration .


We are looking for a Full Stack Software Engineer and Technical Manager responsible for the study, design, prototyping of generic backend and front end software tools for the monitoring and control of experimental robotics systems for terrestrial, marine and space exploration.

This role is related, but not limited, to the development and deployment of commanding, control and communications software for handling fleets of heterogeneous robots. This will provide the chance to create generic backend and front end tools for controlling a wide variety of marine, terrestrial, aerial and orbital robots and work in the integration of various state of the art AI data fusion and autonomous multi-agent software.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development of state of the art technologies in full-stack web applications, cloud-deployed software, modern UI/UX design and distributed communication methods, together with the rest of the team using an Agile approach.

The position is in the Systems Department, Robotics Software and Intelligence (RSI) Division.

The successful candidate will mainly report to the RSI Division Lead.

  • Location : Sint-Stevens-Woluwe (Brussels Area)
  • Start date : at the earliest

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop:

- New components for the User Interface using React.js and Next.js following a Component Driven Methodology

- REST API for data management using Python, Django framework, PostgreSQL and data exchange methods like HTTP, WebSockets, etc.

- Secure user authentication and data sharing processes for a web application

  • Lead the Software Architecture definition
  • Deploy application using Docker and Traefik
  • Integrate external user interface components
  • Prototype User Interface components and pages using Figma
  • Integrate various client applications to the robotics control centre
  • Contribute to tools meant for handling autonomous vehicles mission planning and plan monitoring
  • Interface robots capacities with the robot control centre for monitoring and control

Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in Computer Science or relevant discipline with experience in Software Development
  • At least 3 years of experience in developing libraries and frontend / backend JavaScript, Typescript, HTML and CSS
  • Experience or knowledge in/with:

- Visualisation and UI

- VUE.js, web pack and web sockets

- Programming in Python

- Working with SQL databases

- REST API, HTTP calls, and websocket communication

- Object-oriented programming and/or functional programming

  • Strong interest in the design, valorisation and use of diverse UI/UX and deploying them in production as part of large web applications
  • Proficient user of git version control tools
  • Fast learner and ability to adopt new technologies
  • Ability to work independently with a good sense of responsibility and results driven
  • Available to be involved and support off-site activities in robotics demonstrations
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written with good skills in technical documentation delivery

Considered as Assets

  • Agile methodology such as Scrum using tools such as JIRA
  • Experience with:

- Deploying large web applications in production using NGINX or Traefik

- Web-based GIS projects (e.g. geoserver, openlayers, vue-layers)

- Next.js or equivalent

- Building system architecture

- Building and maintaining CI pipelines using gitlab

  • Knowledge about ROS Middleware, symbolic planners
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of:

- Web applications development using frameworks (e.g. React.js).

- User authentication development.

What Do We Offer

  • Working within a growing company with Staff located in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands
  • A professional working environment with motivated Engineers and Scientists coming from all different horizons and countries with a common passion for space
  • A full-time position with an indefinite contract of employment
  • A competitive remuneration package and good working conditions
  • An individualised training and development programmes.

About Us

Space Applications Services is a company at the forefront of space technology development and the provision of services for human spaceflight, exploration and earth observation missions. Headquartered in Belgium (Brussels Area), with a research office in the Netherlands and a subsidiary in the USA, the company provides solutions for both commercial and institutional customers. We work with clients such as the European Space Agency, the European Commission, governmental and national space agencies as well as the major space industries.

The company develops payloads, avionics, robotics technology and products, and provides complete mission operations control centre solutions to EN9100 standards. The company also provides engineering, science and training services, including astronaut training. From our headquarters, we are in daily contact with the International Space Station (ISS) ensuring our Customers’ research is successful.

How To Apply

Upload your CV and Motivation Letter, both in English and to the attention of Mr. Shashank Govindaraj.

The candidate shall be eligible to work in the European Union.