Student placement

Software development for the design of FDIR subsystems

Starting date


Duration of contract

6 months


According to the German 5 TVöD

Type of employment


"Cutting-edge research requires excellent minds – particularly more females – at all levels. Launch your mission with us and send in your application now!" Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund - Chair of the DLR Executive Board

We are looking for you to support our software development. Your task is to work together with our scientists on developing the design software Virtual Satellite FDIR. With us you will learn working with the newest tools of software development und you will be part of a real, professional development team. You will work on the real product. We therefore need you in the field of object oriented software development in Java and Eclipse. Here, you will be directly involved into the development process.
The mission of the institute "Simulation and Software Technology" is to break new ground in software development and to support our engineers with smart and innovative solutions in their daily work. One of these solutions is called “Virtual Satellite”. The "Virtual Satellite" supports our engineers: it helps new spacecraft and missions to become reality - beginning from the very first idea through to design and construction until they are operative.
We are a dynamic, international and young team consisting of computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians and others. Every day we accept the challenge of pushing the digital revolution a step further within space business. This is where we commit our research, we are opening new paths for us and our colleagues in software and spacecraft development.

If you enjoy developing software and want to become a part of our team, we are looking forward to receiving your application. We offer you the possibility to bring in your own ideas and research topics.

Your qualifications:

  • You are currently studying Computer Science or Mathematics.
  • You have basic knowledge in object oriented programming with Java.
  • You are interested in learning new things in software development.
  • You can work in a team, be creative and also work on your own.
  • You speak German and English.
  • You maybe have experience with formal methods (e.g. Model Checking or similar).
  • You maybe have worked GitLab, Mantis, Subversion or similar tools.

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (m/f/non-binary). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

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Sascha Müller
Simulation and Software Technology

Phone: +49 531 295-2985

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