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Software Developer for Mission Control and Ground Segment

Orbex is looking for an experienced Software Developer for our Mission Control, Ground Segment and test application software. Skills in Python and C++ desirable. 



Orbex is Europe's most exciting space company. You will be joining a team developing one of the most innovative, high-tech orbital space launch vehicles in the world, and you'll have the chance to earn an ownership stake in the company.

We are a highly motivated and focused team, and we are looking for colleagues who share our vision of creating Europe's first fully private space access company.

We are looking for team members who will fit in immediately and hit the ground running.


The Position

The position includes the following tasks and responsibilities:

• Develop GUI desktop applications used to real-time monitor mission critical systems.
• Develop database interfaces and configuration management.
• Develop software with network interfaces like UDP, TCP/IP.
• Protocols for data distribution between Launch Vehicle system and the ground Segment.

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants preferred have:

• A degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar education.
• Experience as a Software Developer.
• Several years of experience with networking software, databases and GUI development.
• Several years of experience with several programming languages like Python or C++.
• Experience with mission critical software from either the Space, Transport, Medical or similar industry with strong requirements for quality of the software solutions.
• Experience in documentation and communication of software specifications.


Personal characteristic of the applicants:

• Assumes responsibility of the tasks and sees them through.
• Very good communication skills in both oral and written form, as well as interpersonal communication.
• Is a team player that sees the collaboration with co-employees as a very important part of creating good results both short and long term.
•Thrives in an international environment with collaboration across cultures and borders.

The Position Offers

• Joining the rapidly-developing space industry.
• A unique opportunity to participate in software development team needed for the Ground Segment of a space launch vehicle.
• Having a very central role in the development of Orbex’s ground-based software infrastructure, like the Mission Control and Ground Segment.


This role is based in Copenhagen at Orbex’s Danish propulsion engineering and manufacturing site.

You will be spending time both at the factory and our nearby rocket engine testing site, with occasional travel to our main factory, test and launch sites in Scotland.

Copenhagen is one of Europe's most modern and aesthetically interesting cities. It is regarded as being one of the most liveable cities in the world, with a strong reputation for being clean, green and sustainable.

With a huge, active waterfront and a lively social scene, Copenhagen offers a wide range of social activities and leisure opportunities, all with a uniquely Scandinavian flair. Activities include cycling and sailing, and the centre of the city is famed for it's cultural highlights.


You must be a UK or European citizen, from a country that is a signatory to the MTCR convention. You must be able to pass a basis security clearance.


For the right candidate we offer an excellent benefits package that includes:-
• Competitive salary
• An equity stake in the company
• Relocation assistance where appropriate

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