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Autonomous Space Missions

Autonomous Systems Engineer - Software

€25k – €35k
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AIKO is one of the most innovative deep tech startups in Europe, enabling the future of autonomous space missions. We have the vision that automation is coming to space, and we are leading the way to fully autonomous space missions.
We are young reality, we are growing, and we will be a strong player in the space economy in the near future.


As a software engineer, you will be working within the Mission Autonomy team, solving challenging problems in the domain of automation of space systems. You, along with your team members, will help in building the new state-of-the-art of autonomous operations in space, and will actively work on our software product, the MiRAGE library, as well as on other projects.


- Survey the state of the art for complex algorithms such as planning, scheduling, pathfinding and other algorithms from robotics.
- Design and develop prototypes and perform performance assessments, quantifying technical aspects such as constraints and requirements.
- Implement algorithms in Python and in C++.
- Test and verify algorithm performances and functionalities.
- Port the developed algorithms to selected Edge devices or to selected consumer on-board computer architectures.
- Push for continuous improvement in the company, and positive attitude towards growth and change.


- Bachelor or Master of Science in the following disciplines: Computer Sciences, Engineering, Math, or similar.
- Demonstrated experience in C++/Python projects.
- Demonstrated experience in embedded / edge projects.
- Ability and willingness to study and prototype new algorithms.
- Strong knowledge and capabilities in software testing.
- Strong understanding of Object Oriented Programming.


- Fluency in English.
- Previous experience in software project for space missions.
- Familiarity with Continuous Integration practices.

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