Senior Full-Stack Software Engineer - SSC Optical Program
Stockholm, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Senior Full-Stack Software Engineer - SSC Optical Program
Work model On location
Are you the one?

Inspired by the exciting changes in the global space market, SSC remains at the forefront by continuously developing new capabilities for satellite communication services. Free-space optical communication is believed to revolutionize data transfer services from space to ground. SSC is developing an optical ground network to complement its current radio frequency data service linking Earth and space and is now looking for a senior full-stack software engineer to join the development team.


Your focus will be on work in an innovative project to develop and test a new satellite data service making use of optical links between space and Earth. You will be part of a fast-paced multidisciplinary team and play a core role designing, developing and testing software systems for a dynamic, flexible and autonomous optical ground network for data distribution. Starting from an existing baseline system architecture, you will collaboratively help advance the design and development of the different subsystems of the optical ground network service towards its operational use. The system interfaces with multiple entities and relies on technologies such as cloud, Python, AMQP and React. Experience and knowledge within the field of satellite communication and ground segment is highly valuable.

Main tasks:

  • Take responsibility of the software development of the optical service to ensure high quality and suitable solutions while meeting set targets, deadlines, and deliverables.
  • Lead the software work of the project team to further advance the design and development of the monitor and control, data transfer, scheduling, and service management systems of a distributed network.
  • Develop, test and maintain high quality, scalable, secure, stable, modern software solutions for SSC’s new optical service.
  • Ensure new and existing code follows best security and documentation practises.   
  • Help design and develop an operational system for communication services based on free-space optical communications, for which further detailing of customer requirements are needed and understanding of network solutions.
  • Interact with team members and other SSC divisions, suppliers, and customers from several different countries. For this strong communication skills are required, both orally and in writing, to clearly convey complex technical solutions, design specifications, tests, and validations of requirements.
  • Actively contribute to the overall project teamwork and engage in different aspects of the development, in order to understand expectations, requirements and optimization of the software solution. 


Minimum requirements and qualifications

  • MSc or BSc degree in computer science or similar relevant field.
  • 6+ years of working experience within software development.
  • 3+ years of working experience of Python (Django/FastAPI), Linux, React.
  • Experience of RabbitMQ, Microsoft Azure and/or Amazon AWS, event-driven design, OAuth, Git, networking.


  • A position within an exciting and innovative area of space technology advancement at the forefront of the field of free-space optical communication.
  • A flexible workplace in a highly international environment.
  • To be part of cutting-edge development projects with highly engaged teams.


We believe you are a passionate and dedicated co-worker that have a creative and analytical mindset. Your work approach is methodical and thorough. You take responsibility, own initiatives and have the ability to learn and process technical details quickly. You have strong communication and team working skills and enjoy collaboration with others. In addition, knowledge and experience of space applications is considered a bonus, as well as experience as a scrum master.


Solna, Stockholm Sweden


Does this sound interesting? Interviews are held continuously. We look forward to your application at the latest by 5 June 2024.

For more information please contact:

Hanna Sundberg, Optical Program Manager

Phone: +46 (0)73 404 4043 e-mail:


At SSC we help our customers gain access to space. With approximately 700 employees worldwide, SSC offers specialist skills in development, test, launch and operations of different flight and space systems. The SSC Business and Technology Innovation division facilitates innovation at SSC and manages the development of new capabilities and services. 

SSC is committed to equal employment opportunities. Our differences create diversity, which provides us with greater opportunities and broadens the corporation’s competencies and knowledge base. This is considered to be a strategic asset in developing our business. 


Why you should work with us!

Space industry is undergoing a rapid change and you can be a part of it. The pace of change in our industry has never been higher than today and the assignments we undertake are of all kinds.

To meet these exciting challenges we work together and contribute with our various skills – no matter where in the world we are and what role we have.

SSC offers employees an exciting future with the opportunity to meet challenging and exciting tasks at the forefront of space industry.

Application due date 2024-06-12
About the employer
Welcome to SSC – Swedish Space Corporation, a global leader in advanced space services with over 50 years of experience. Since our start pioneering scientific rocket launches in northern Sweden, we have grown into a renowned, full-service supplier of state-of-the-art space engineering, satellite and launch services to commercial and institutional customers worldwide.