Test Benches Engineer - Software en Madrid


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A Joint Venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), Thales Alenia Space is a global space manufacturer delivering, for more than 40 years, high-tech solutions for telecommunications, navigation, Earth Observation, environmental management, exploration, science and orbital infrastructures. Thanks to our diversity of skills, talents and cultures, our customers (governments, institutions, space agencies, telecommunications operators), therefore have Space to Connect, Secure & Defend, Observe & Protect, Explore, Travel & Navigate.

Thales in Spain is a leader in technological solutions applied to Defence, Aeronautics, Security, Transportation and Space and, furthermore, is a global centre for excellence in Space, Security of Critical Infrastructures and Transportation. With a turnover of €320 million and a staff of 1,200, it exports approximately 40% of its total production principally to the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America.

The candidate will work in international programs alongside a multi-disciplinary team of engineers. He/she will be responsible of software production for the electrical testing and verification of several units built by TAS-E (UUT) using designated EGSE’s from our fleet. He/she will join the Test Benches Engineering team, within CORE discipline (CORE-TBE).

Duties and Responsibilities:

The tasks will include:

  • Understand of the UUT interfaces, test plan and test procedures.
  • Understand the designated EGSE’s
  • Develop and maintain test software scripts, libraries, drivers and processing tools that verify UUT electrically, functionally and performance-wise
  • Test bench integration and validation, in close cooperation with the EGSE team to provide the complete solution.
  • Learn about the in-house designs and building blocks that are part of our heritage in test benches. Propose improvements and new additions to our portfolio.
  • UUT validation and follow up in a cleanroom or lab
  • Collaborative work applying quality standards and internal processes
  • Follow and derive functional and technical specifications and standards
  • Preparation of the associated project documentation and reviews
  • Take the leadership of its own activities on cost, schedule and quality requirements
  • Be accountable not only to your CORE unit teammates but also to the project team members and project lead, who will belong to different engineering disciplines. The IVVQ process is a collaborative work and our company seeks team players.
  • Travel may be required (0-5 times a year) within UE
  • The nature of this job requires on-site work most of the time. Nevertheless, smart working equipment & tools will be provided and, depending on the task at hand, teleworking and flexible working time can be agreed with the CORE unit manager.

Education & Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in telecommunications engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, aerospace engineering or other similar technical discipline.

Skills and ideal experience:

  • Three (3) or more years of experience in object-oriented programming and integration. C++ for Windows is preferred. Focus on developing maintainable code.
  • Experience in testing and in test equipment for measurement and control, including bus and communications protocols such as GPIB, VISA, USB, I2C, CAN, 1553, Spacewire, SPI, UART.
  • The UUT’s are radiofrequency and digital units that will be embarked on satellites, used for communication between spacecraft and the ground systems, or for command and control of other satellite units. Ideal candidate shall be knowledgeable about the following concepts:
    • satellite telemetry and telecommands
    • command and control
    • housekeeping
    • interface control document (ICD) and interface data sheets (IDS) templates
  • Capable of understanding software project needs, implementing software specifications, validating software, support technical reviews and present results
  • Ability to manage and comply with costs and planning
  • Languages: professional English and Spanish. French is a plus.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

Behaviour and personality:

  • Accountable, pragmatic, results oriented and dynamic.
  • Thorough, organized, capable of self-criticism and constant improvement
  • Capable of working effectively both independently and in teams, with a focus on performing through teamwork
  • Willingness to face challenges
  • Motivated to learn new technologies, space-business processes and tools.
  • Capability to work in a cross-functional team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

What do we offer?

We adapt to you! With our flexible schedule, you'll have the freedom to adapt your work hours to accommodate your personal needs and responsibilities.

We value the importance of family and want to support you in all aspects of your life. Thales Concilia is a set of advantages and free services and others at reduced prices.

We have a free and healthy canteen so you don't waste time and money making your lunch every day.

Enjoy discounts and special promotions on products and services thanks to Club Ahorro. Exclusive benefits in shows, restaurants, supermarkets, travel, technology, gas stations and much more, take advantage of them all and save in your daily life!

We offer you more time to relax and disconnect with 22 working days of vacation, 6 days of free disposal and closing days that do not consume vacations at Christmas and Easter.

We offer you a personalized flexible compensation plan in which you can choose how to distribute your salary. In this way, part of the salary can be replaced by health insurance, childcare vouchers, transportation and training.

You will also receive an annual bonus! Our variable compensation policy seeks to recognize individual performance, promote teamwork and involve employees in achieving the group's collective goals.

In addition to your salary, you will have a fixed profit bonus of 712€.

We offer you the opportunity to become a Thales shareholder and share our achievements with our Sharing Thales program.

We know how great it is to work from home. With our hybrid work plan, you'll be able to enjoy your work hours from the comfort of your home.

Save for your future! One month after you join Thales Alenia Space in Spain, the company starts making monthly contributions on your behalf to your Pension Plan.

We take care of you! With access to our Wellness Plan, you'll have thematic webinars and access to our company clubs.

Your well-being is our priority. You will have medical and physiotherapy service at the workplace, so that you can be attended to in case of any need.

We continuously create an inclusive, respectful and cooperative environment. Together we dare to innovate and make our ideas a reality.


At Thales Alenia Space we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales Alenia Space employing around 8,900 employees in 10 countries with 17 sites in Europe and a plant in the US, our mobility policy enables employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad. Thales Alenia Space sees space as a new horizon, helping to build a better, more sustainable life on Earth #SpaceForLife. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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