Flight Dynamics Software Engineer


Flight Dynamics Software Engineer



Are you passionate about aerospace and have a deep understanding of Astrodynamics?

We are seeking a talented and dedicated Flight Dynamics Software Engineer to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and implementing a modern flight dynamics software product, conducting performance analyses, and working closely with our engineering teams. Being part of our core flight dynamics team allows you to work closely with European industry and space agencies in the field of astrodynamics.


  • User requirement analysis and software requirements specification;
  • Working as part of our flight dynamics team, collaborating with colleagues on the development, maintenance, and improvements of the flight dynamics system in support to constellation missions operations, covering all phases of operations, including routine, and contingency operations;
  • Definition, development and control of the interfaces between the flight dynamics system and the other components of a ground segment, as well as with external data providers;
  • Development of solutions to technical problems in cooperation with other experts following modern, professional software engineering standards and methods;
  • Participation in the verification and validation activities;
  • Creation of the necessary technical documentation;
  • Providing technical support in sales activities relevant to the flight dynamics system;
  • Definition of unit and component testing of the implemented software;
  • Writing of integration and acceptance testing and participation in release process;
  • Troubleshooting and fixing bugs.


  • Master's degree in Space Engineering or a related field is required;
  • Good understanding of a ground system architecture and interfaces;
  • Experience with flight dynamics operations;
  • Proficiency in software development using Java, C++ or Python and willingness to learn other coding languages;
  • Proficiency in either Orekit or GODOT flight dynamics libraries;
  • Experience using GMAT/Simulink environment;
  • Experience in using configuration management tools (Git);
  • Experience in ECSS and CCSDS standards;
  • Knowledge of relational databases (MySQL, Oracle);
  • Fluency in English and good communication skills;
  • Ability to commit to the plan and deliver the expected results on time;
  • Ability to work autonomously, and analytically, and be results-oriented;
  • Comfortable working in a distributed team, and well versed in using collaborative tools;
  • Ability to interact with other teams and customers.

What can Terma offer

At Terma, we consider skilled employees, enthusiasm and job satisfaction as the very foundation of our success and as a prerequisite for the development of the “best-in-class” solutions that Terma provides. We lead the way in applying new technology, offering a wide range of growth opportunities for each individual and emphasizing mutual respect across the board in our workplace.

Terma offers you a pleasant working environment at the customer site, where you will be able to take on challenging tasks and responsibilities in a highly professional company.

  • Great opportunities for training and personal development;
  • Challenges in advanced technical environment;
  • International and cosmopolitan working atmosphere;
  • An employment contract with an attractive package with extra-legal benefits;
  • Highly competitive salary.

Additional information

For further information, please contact Mrs. Raluca Moise by telephone [+49 6151 860050] or by email [ta.space@terma.com].

To ensure that your application will reach us and is properly processed please apply through the link below with an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae ideally in Europass format (https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/home) and a Cover Letter.

Please note that applicants must hold all appropriate documentation and permits to work in Europe.


The high-tech and innovative Terma Group develops products and systems for defense, non-defense and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft and vessels, space technology, and aerostructures for the aircraft industry.

Terma is headquartered at Aarhus, Denmark. Internationally, Terma has subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore and the U.S.

The Space Business Area contributes with mission-customized software and hardware products including power systems and star trackers as well as services to support a number of in-orbit pioneering European scientific and Earth observation satellite missions. Additionally, Terma is contracted for the development and delivery of software and hardware systems and services for numerous ongoing and future European, and international missions.

Terma Space operates out of Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Romania and the UK.

Application deadline: As soon as possible

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