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Software Test and Integration Engineer


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 Deadline 03/09/2017

to join ourInfrastructure Software and Integration group (CISI) in the Control Software and Engineering Department (CSE).
What we offer:
  • International environment: You will collaborate daily with software engineers and scientists from around the globe.
  • Extremely challenging project: You will be member of the team to build the world's largest optical telescope - the ELT and therefore will have to deal with challenges that arise in a project at the forefront of technology.
  • Real team work: Within the ELT team, you will be responsible to test and integrate control software that is developed by ESO in house or by contractors and your contribution will help to further develop and optimize our highly automated development and test environment.
What we expect from you:

  • Team spirit: Above all, you are a real team player, who understands that only strong collaboration across disciplines will allow us to achieve our goals. This includes the capability of clear and open communication.
  • Curiosity and eagerness to learn: You are keen to learn new things and understand our complex projects as well as the technology beyond the software area and you are constantly searching for ways to improve.

  • Experience in testing and integrating complex control software: you have a minimum of 3 years of professional experience in test and integration of complex distributed software applications running on UNIX platforms, preferably Linux and testing embedded software on real time operating systems.
  • Coding and analysis skills: you are not only able to implement automated test procedures in scripting languages like UNIX shell or Python but are able to understand and analyze the code and system design under test, and therefore are experienced in languages like C/C++.
  • Test environments: you are experienced with test automation frameworks and continuous integration, code checking tools and software engineering standards like version control and problem reporting systems.
  • Experience in assembly, integration and verification (AIV): on long term, we expect from you to join the team that is finally assembling, integrating and verifying the ELT at Armazones/Chile. In this final phase of the ELT programme, you will travel frequently to Chile and/or stay there for longer periods to support AIV from control software side.

University degree in Computer Science, or equivalent.
Language Skills:

A very good command of the English language - oral, reading and writing - is essential.
Reports to:

Head of the Infrastructure Software and Integration Group
Remuneration and Contract:

We offer an attractive remuneration package including a competitive salary (tax free), comprehensive pension scheme and medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial help in relocating your family and the possibility to place your child/children in day care.

The contract is for a fixed term duration of three years, and is subject to successful completion of the probation period. There is a possibility of extension(s) subject to individual performance and organisational requirements, and as defined in the applicable policies and staff rules and regulations. For further information, please view 
Starting Date:

January 2018
Duty Station:

ESO Headquarters in Garching, near Munich, Germany. This position involves duty travel to the ESO sites in Chile and/or partner institutes in Europe, North America and Japan.

Please apply online via our 
. Your application must be in English and include a motivation letter and CV.
Closing date for applications is 3 September 2017.


We welcome all applications, however, preference will be given to nationals of 
 irrespective of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, race or religion.
More Information:

At Paranal, ESO operates the Very Large Telescope, the world's most advanced visible-light astronomical observatory. ESO is a major partner in ALMA, the largest astronomical project in existence. And on Cerro Armazones, ESO is building the 39-metre Extremely Large Telescope, which will become "the world's biggest eye on the sky" and whose operations will be fully integrated into the Paranal Observatory.

If you are interested in this position and ready to work in a stimulating international environment, please visit the 
 or the 
 for further details.


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