Student placement, Internship

Expansion and maintenance of the control software and computer infrastructure for the Optical Ground Stations

Starting date

1 September 2022

Duration of contract

6 months


up to German TVöD 5

Type of employment


Free Space Optical (FSO) communication involves establishing laser links between Optical Ground Stations (optical telescopes) and Optical Terminals (on aircraft, satellites or stationary). Currently, the ground stations are running several software applications which control and monitor various aspects of their operation.

The main aims for the advertised work are:

  • expand Control Software with new features
  • perform regular software maintenance
  • prototype implementation of new Project directions

Your qualifications:

  • Generalist, studying Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or similar, with hands-on experience in C++ programming and the Linux operating system.
  • Experience with any of the following is advantageous: Software Engineering, Computer Vision, Software Testing and CMake.

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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Technical contact

Alexandru-Octavian Duliu
Institute of Communications and Navigation

Phone: +49 8153 28-2892

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Vacancy 68499

HR department Oberpfaffenhofen

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