Space Software System Architect

Maybe, because history is now and together with you we can change its course. We are building a complete local space ecosystem for manufacturing, integrating, deploying, operating and utilizing satellites and their services in Rwanda for the rest of Africa.

Due to our know-how and experience, we are able to cover the full project cycle. We start from mission definition and analysis followed by the system development during which we perform system engineering, mechanical design, structural and thermal analysis, electrical and software development, subsystems procurement, manufacturing, integration, assembly, testing, qualification and finally provide you with launch.


We are working on Rwandan satellite with hyperspectral camera. Hyperspectral sensing offers a great synergic remote-sensing technique for agriculture, climate change, natural hazards, security or border control. Satellite will offer customized identification of spectral characteristics of a wide list of events/cases and their algorithmized detection from satellites.

Project is led by TRL Space Rwanda with cooperation with local ecosystem, industrial partners, universities, Rwanda Space Agency and other stakeholders. Part of the project is the investment in a new infrastructure for satellites development in Kigali.

YOU ARE INTERESTED IN: “What are you working
on right now?”

You manage projects according to ECSS and our internal project handbook;
You keep deadlines, control outputs and their quality;
You communicate with customers, suppliers and partners;
You manage the development, qualification and delivery of the assigned spacecraft/system/subsystem from software perspective;
You are responsible for:
software systems engineering development lifecycle and change management process,
definition, management, tracking and verification of the software requirements,
operations concept development, system and product design, technical risk management, interface definition and control - in regards to software,
test methods and plans for new developments through final product deployment,
simulations and analysis across spacecraft/system/subsystem software functions;
In collaboration with team members, you develop interface specifications and other design documents;
You lead customer and team meetings and facilitating technical exchanges;
You oversee and are present during the verification and testing process;
You prepare technical documentation and reports;
You assist with program management, schedule tracking, and product management.

YOU WANT TO KNOW:“What would your job
look like?”

At least 5 years of experience in software development and/or at least 2 years of experience with software architecture. Any experience related to systems engineering is a benefit;
At least 2 years of experience with system programming language is necessary (C/C++, Rust, Python or similar);
Experience with embedded development;
Experience with development for Embedded Linux or real time operating systems (RTOS);
Experience with UML and/or SysML is a benefit;
Previous experience with space, aerospace or automotive projects;
Ability to plan, schedule, coordinate and problem solve effectively;
Ability to prepare technical documentation and reports;
Ability to manage relationships between the technical team and the customer as well as good communication skills;
Fluent English;
Passion for Space;
Willingness to travel;
Courage to accept responsibility and make decisions;
Working from Kigali´s office.

“What do we
expect from you?

Full time contract and flexible working hours;
Meaningful benefits;
Fairness, transparency, responsibility, freedom and full trust;
Group of people how dare to take risks, are humble, playful, and are not afraid of experiments;
Projects which are beyond belief and customers from Europe, Africa, America and Asia.

“What you can
expect from us?”

Take a deep breath and drop us an email. You can attach your CV, send a link to your LinkedIn or just write a few words about yourself - whatever you like. You will hear from Serge soon, and we will be looking forward to seeing you at a potential interview.

“What should
I do now?”