Back-end Developer (Remote Flex.)

About Alén Space

Alén Space is a New Space company focused on the development of missions based on Nanosatellites as well as products and services related to them. Our mission is to help our clients to develop their business plan designing, manufacturing and operating satellites in order to execute the application they need.

While Alén Space is a new company, our team has been involved in several complete nanosatellite missions, from specification to delivery, during the last 15 years. Alén Space technical team is composed of systems engineers, electronic engineers, AIV engineers, software and operations engineers and project managers; with a large experience on IOD, communication, commercial and scientific missions, with private and public institutions such as the European Space Agency.

Alén Space’s value proposition resides in the flexibility and expertise of our team. We utilize our design and testing methodologies, which allow the use of components from various suppliers, to create the most suitable platform for the requested mission. During more than a decade, all our nanosatellites missions have been fully designed in-house, following the same multi-provider approach, resulting on a 100% success rate in orbit, for all launched missions.

At Alén Space, quality and flexibility in the design, manufacturing and testing are hallmarks of the company. The quality of the process is achieved through meticulous testing and verification processes, keeping traceability of all the executed activities. The flexibility is achieved thanks to the proximity relationship with our clients and to our supplier agnostic approach. This relationship aims not only at easing the communication process, but also at allowing our commercial clients to take an important role on the design aspects. In this line, we design the most flexible spacecraft platforms, to accommodate subsystem suppliers’ changes without heavily impacting the overall mission. Our systems and AIV engineers work closely with the client, in order to take decisions and involve them in the process.

Our team has enhanced a work method that applies the strict quality standards set by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ECSS). All of our management, system engineering and AIV processes are based on those standards.

Quality, Flexibility, Scalability, Proximity, Expertise and Success define all Alén Space values.

Do you want to orbit with us?

We offer the opportunity to join a challenging space project together with a self-motivated team with great experience in the design and manufacturing of small satellites!

Job Description

The candidate will work as part of a team of engineers developing the user interface for our Mission Control Software (MCS). The MCS is the main interface for the operators to control the spacecraft systems. This software processes and stores telemetries received from different satellites and allows us to operate them during the missions by sending sequences of telecommands.

The new MCS client interface shall show and condense all required information to allow the operators to take right decisions. Notice that this work will be in continuous evolution since the number of features and interface or visualization perspectives depend on the different missions of our clients. Thus, robustness, scalability and flexibility are very important characteristics for this software.

Position Tasks and Responsibilities

The following tasks will be assigned to the candidate:

  • Collaborate with backend developers and team members to improve our products
  • Enhance application for maximum speed and scalability

Candidate qualifications and skills

The required experience and skills are:

  • Experience in C/C++, Java/Python
  • Regular user of Git
  • Experience of HTML5, CSS and JavaScript
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks like AngularJS, React or Vue
  • Keen to work with Agile methodologies and incremental delivery
  • Experience with API/web service integration
  • Committed to work under deadlines and under a self managed environment
  • Tidy and clear coding standards

It will be also desirable the following qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor/Master degree or equivalent
  • Experience in database design
  • Experience in data visualization
  • Experience in unit testing
  • Experience in DevOps
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience with Django.
  • Fluent in English

The applicant must have good communication skills and must be able to work autonomously in an effective manner; while cooperating in a potentially international and culturally diverse team.

Moreover, the applicant must have good analytical, organizational and reporting skills; together with a proactive attitude to solve problems individually and an interest in technology development.

Notice: The applicant must be eligible to work and live in the EU.


We offer a indefinite full time contract

  • Location: Remote flexible
  • Starting date: Immediate

If you are a proactive person and want to commit yourself to a present and future project, we hope to receive your CV.

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