Senior Software Engineer, Hardware Test and Automation

Espoo, Finland
Added: March 26, 2024
Position: Senior Software Engineer, Hardware Test and Automation

Locations: Espoo, Finland

Hiring Model: Office

Who are we?

ICEYE is an International New Space company headquartered in Finland with colleagues from over 57 countries. Our team is a tight-knit group of experts across many disciplines (e.g., engineering, software development, radar technology, etc.). We're innovative, driven people who strive for excellence in everything we do. Teamwork, curiosity, and having fun are core values to Making the impossible possible in New Space. Join our team today!

What do we do?

ICEYE is building and operating its commercial constellation of small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites with SAR data available to customers. Our satellites acquire images of Earth at any time - even when it's cloudy or dark - providing commercial and government partners with unmatched persistent monitoring capabilities. Information derived from our SAR images helps customers make data-driven decisions to address time-critical challenges in various sectors, such as maritime, disaster management, insurance, and finance.

What will you do in this role?

As a Senior Software Engineer specializing in Hardware Test & Automation, you will be responsible for developing modular, reusable test and automation software primarily in Python and similar languages, focusing on testing subsystems and complete satellites in a production environment. Your role involves defining and constructing the test automation framework and its integration with other manufacturing data systems. You'll write automation software to interact with flight hardware, test equipment, instrumentation, and production documentation systems, ensuring seamless operations. Additionally, you'll maintain and troubleshoot existing test setups, collaborating closely with the quality assurance team to identify and rectify the root causes of failures. You will be expected to lead and mentor junior engineers, fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment. Managing project plans, milestones, and reviews will be part of your responsibilities to ensure the timely delivery of reliable test systems to production. Furthermore, you'll innovate tools to facilitate more frequent and dependable software deployment, test execution, and data analysis as integral components of a continuous integration and release system.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of computer science, Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Excellent Python and Linux knowledge

Preferred to have:

  • Extensive knowledge with a range of digital and analog interfaces including GPIB, USB, VISA, TCP/IP, VLAN, CAN bus, SPI, I2C, analog-to-digital conversion
  • Experience with continuous integration and agile development
  • Experience automating processes and testing to improve manufacturing yields and reduce production time
  • Experience working with electronics and embedded systems
  • Developed and deployed software that has been used in real-world applications/projects.
  • Good fundamental knowledge on Radio frequency (RF) systems and test equipment
  • Experience troubleshooting interactions between software and hardware such as network devices and lab instrumentation
  • Experience with configuration management and version control software
  • Experience automating processes and testing to improve manufacturing yields and reduce production time
  • Experience with containerization technologies


  • A job that matters in a dynamic New Space environment with a scale-up approach
  • An independent role with a supportive and diverse work environment
  • Occupational healthcare, occupational and private insurance
  • A yearly benefit budget to spend as you wish (i.e. on sport, transport, bike benefit, wellness, lunch, etc.)
  • Phone subscription with iPhone of choice
  • Relocation support (i.e. flight tickets, accommodation, relocation agency support)
  • Time for self-development, research, training, conferences, or certification schemes
  • Inspiring and collaborating offices and silent workspaces enable you to focus
  • A wide variety of the best coffee, tea, snacks, and sweets to accompany your daily space mission

Diversity and inclusion are core values at ICEYE. We are passionate about building and sustaining inclusive and equitable working and learning environments for all colleagues. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and discover, design, and deliver solutions.

Apply now to start your ICEYE journey and help us continue to make the impossible possible together.