Scientific activities / projects

Research in the field of digital transformation for space applications

Starting date


Duration of contract

3 years


up to German TVöD 13

Type of employment

Full-time (part-time possible)

Digital system design plays an important role in engineering. A lot of engineering tasks are happing on computers. Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) helped to gather and harmonize the information from the various different engineering tools. Today we have to take the next step of digital transformation to bring data and tools into the Cloud.
Your mission is to support us in the transformation and to influence the system design of tomorrow. Part of this activity is to:
  • transform already developed desktop tools such as Virtual Satellite into the cloud,
  • connect proprietary tools to the cloud,
  • implement and provide modern APIs based on REST technology,
  • transform existing MBSE processes,
  • information based coupling of non-technical domains,
  • research for data interoperability and semantics,
  • negotiating Interfaces to DLR internal and external partners,
  • provide and operate prototypes in applicable cloud infrastructures,
  • observe and judge on new trends, technologies and initiatives such as GAIA-X
If you enjoy developing software, and you want to become a part of our team, we are looking forward for your application. We are interested in highly motivated people, delivering high quality work. We offer the freedom to bring in your own ideas and research topics. You have the possibility to create new projects and to research in an exciting environment. You are encouraged to publish scientific results on international conferences and in scientific journals. Working in part time is an option we can offer.

Your qualifications:

  • You have a Master/PhD in Computer Science or similar.
  • You have knowledge in the area of cloud infrastructures and containerization technologies.
  • You have knowledge in web development with tools such as django, Vue, React, Angular.
  • You have knowledge in semantic modelling such as RDF, OWL, etc..
  • You have knowledge of Software engineering tools like GitHub, Maven/Tycho.
  • You are a team player, creative, and able to work independent and self-motivated.
  • You are required to publish and travel to national and international conferences.
  • You are fluent in spoken and written English (knowledge of German is an asset).
  • Gewünschte Qualifikation:
  • Knowledge in modeling with UML would be an extra asset.
  • Knowledge in MBSE in context of spacecraft engineering would be an extra asset.

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 unparalleled 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 (f/m/x). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

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Philipp Fischer
Institute for Software Technology

Phone: +49 531 295-2951

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