Flight Dynamics Software Engineer (m/f/d)

  • Office Darmstadt
  • Permanent
  • Full-time


SCISYS Deutschland GmbH in its Engineering Service business provides professional engineering and consultancy services supporting space programmes and missions. Our team is composed of university graduates and experienced professionals, comprising some of the most knowledgeable and dedicated engineers across Europe. Our services cover the whole life cycle of space programmes from early concepts to operations.

Our Space Division provides a dynamic, supportive and friendly atmosphere in which you are encouraged to lead with initiative. Moreover, we actively manage your professional development, training and career progression.

Your Tasks

We are looking for a Flight Dynamics Software Engineer who will play a crucial role in the design and development of Flight Dynamics software in various Space projects, such as our PLENITER® Orbit suite. The successful candidate will work in our Darmstadt office in the Flight Dynamics Team.


  • Conceptual design implementation and validation of operational flight dynamics algorithms (e.g. trajectory optimisation, collision avoidance, orbit determination, orbit propagation, attitude modelling, etc.)
  • Software architecture and functional design
  • Technical consultancy for several ongoing space projects
  • Participation in the proposals for upcoming mission opportunities
  • Direct reporting to the Flight Dynamics Team leader

Your Profile

The successful candidate shall have:

  • A university degree in aerospace engineering, mathematics, physics or equivalent
  • A solid knowledge of spacecraft flight dynamics and celestial mechanics
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in design, development and validation of flight-dynamics related software
  • Experience in object-oriented programming
  • Capability to learn different software and scripting languages
  • Analytical and structured mindset (i.e. capable of analysing and solving complex problems)
  • Capability to work independently and under time pressure
  • Proactive and team-working attitude
  • Fluency in English

The following skills would be of advantage:

  • Proficiency in Java, C++, Python
  • Familiarity with flight dynamics operations (operational experience)
  • Experience with flight dynamics software tools
  • Knowledge in the field of spacecraft Guidance, Navigation & Control
  • Experience with other programming languages

We Offer

  • With SCISYS you get the chance to take responsibility for your own and varied professional activities, while there is always room for producing new ideas and contributing your personality.
  • Get to know a corporate culture where team spirit, trust and dedication are the core values
  • Short decision paths, flexible working hours and a good reconciliation of work and everyday life are a matter of course for us


Kiri Wood

Tel: +49 (0)61514285330