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C/C++ Software Engineer- Space Business (Galileo Ground Segment Application)

Job ID: R0101437 Location: Rome, Latium, Italy
Full time, Regular Employment
Thales people architect and deliver satellite-based systems that help position, connect and observe our planet, and push the boundaries of our understanding of planet's resources. Our systems are in orbit at 400 km, 20000 km, 36000 km and beyond to the edges of the solar system.

C/C++ Software Engineer- Space Business (Galileo Ground Segment Application)

Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), is a key European player in space telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, exploration and orbital infrastructures. Because of its unrivaled expertise in dual (civil/military) missions, constellations, flexible payloads, altimetry, meteorology and high-resolution optical and radar instruments.

We are currently looking for a Software Engineer to join the Ground Navigation group inside TAS-I Competence Center for Software Solutions. The position is based in Rome, Italy. The main activity is maintenance and evolution of the software running on the ground facilities of Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System.

Job Resposibilities:

  • Maintenance and evolution of existing SW product (mainly C);
  • Maintenance of software specification, design, implementation, test and related documentation according to Space Software standards;
  • Drivers and interfaces maintenance and development;
  • Analysis, correction and reporting of anomalies raised by customer;
  • Internal system configuration and network maintenance.


  • Degree in software engineering, computer science or similar (required);
  • Proven experience in C/C++ development;
  • Experience in linux administration  (RHEL / CentOs / Fedora);
  • Familiarity with virtualization, bash scripting;
  • Experience with network and network protocols;
  • Basic knowledge of network security;
  • Familiarity with versioning systems (git);
  • Fluency in English and willingness to travel for work.
  • Location: Rome
  • Department: Competence Center Software Italy


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