Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

German Trainee Programme (GTP) Software Engineer or similar - PATAS

  • Veröffentlicht am 07.08.2018
  • Noordwijk
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German Trainee Programme (GTP) Software Engineer or similar - PATAS

Start your mission with DLR. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research centre and the space agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Here, 8000 employees work together on a unique variety of topics in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security and digitalisation. Their missions range from basic research to the development of innovative applications and products for tomorrow. Cutting-edge research requires excellent minds – particularly more females – at all levels, who fully achieve their potential in an inspiring environment. Launch your mission with us. For our German Trainee Programme (GTP) in cooperation with ESTEC in Noordwijk, Netherlands, we wish to recruit a qualified Software Engineer or similar PATAS – Software Product Assurance for Model-Based Software Engineering (TEC-QQS) Your mission: Have you (almost) completed your degree studies? Are you inspired by space exploration and keen to pursue a career in this exciting field? If so, perhaps you should take a closer look at the German Trainee Programme. Organised by DLR, it offers you the chance to work shoulder to shoulder with experts from the 22 member states of ESA – keeping your finger on the pulse of Europe‘s space programmes. Over a period up to 24 months, you will actively contribute to the latest research and/or technology projects. This is complemented by a generous scholarship. What better way to launch your career in international space business? The next GTP commences on 1st February 2019.

The European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, is the largest of all ESA sites. ESTEC is ESA’s technical heart - the incubator of the European space effort - where most ESA projects are born and where they are guided through the various phases of development. You will be part of ESA’s Quality, Dependability and Safety Division, which is contributing to the success of ESA projects and activities, by providing expert support and disseminating knowledge in the areas of responsibility, and establishing quality management systems within ESA. You will be involved in exploring and expanding the scope of the common ESA/DLR study PATAS which aims in defining and demonstrating the appliance of a standard quality model for model based software engineering projects.


  • gain a basic understanding of software product assurance methodologies (standards, quality models, metrics) used in the space domain
  • get familiar with the PATAS (Product Assurance with TASTE) study, understand its scope, its outcome and become able to work with the provided tools (TASTE) and metrics
  • get familiar with other environments used for Model-Based Software Engineering (e.g. AdaCore, MathWorks tools) and analyze the differences to the TASTE framework
  • develop tools and methods (e.g. scripts) that allow to apply the quality model created during the PATAS study to other MBSE projects and environments
  • collect metric values for a number of pilot projects and analyze them, in order to fine tune the proposed metric thresholds in the PATAS study

Your qualifications:

  • basic knowledge about model based software development
  • strong coding and scripting skills (Java, C/C++, Python, Ada) are an asset
  • knowledge about software standards (MISRA, JSF, ECSS etc.) is an asset
  • German citizenship is absolutely necessary
  • applicants should have just completed (conclusion not older than two years) or be in their final year of a university course at Master’s level in a technical or scientific discipline
  • candidates must be fluent in English or French, the official languages of the Agency

Your start:

We look forward to your e-mail application in English, citing GTP-2019-TEC-QQS to Closing date for this position is 6th September 2018. The interviews are tentatively scheduled for week 45/2018. Please visit the German Trainee Programme page for details of our application procedures. Your application should consist of a motivation letter and your CV only (CV exclusively in Europass format). Unfortunately we cannot consider further documents. Disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential treatment. If you have any initial questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Larissa Seidlez:


Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) Noordwijk, NL
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