Software De­ve­l­op­ment Engineer with testing mindset


Would you like to create software used by world’s biggest space agencies?

At TICRA, we strive to evolve and collaborate to develop state-of-the-art software that enables space agencies and spacecraft manufacturers to create high-performance antennas in space and on the ground.
We are looking for a talented cross platform Windows/Linux/Mac C++ and Python programmer with excellent testing skills, a testing mindset, and a keen interest in automated testing. You know how to develop structured tests; you know how to plan feature testing in advance and you can hold your colleagues to a high quality of automated tests. Your role will be a mix of developing user interface code in C++, end-to-end tests in Python using the Squish framework and maintaining and improving the shared middle layer testing code and integration to the C++ GUI code. You will be part of our GUI development team and work in collaboration with our antenna specialists in all phases of the software development process from requirements specification to building final releases.

Get to work with the brightest in the business

You get to work with experts in antenna theory and computational electromagnetics. They develop the algorithms and the data that our user interface controls and presents. In this role, you will be part of TICRA’s front end team of 5-6 user interface developers.

Primary responsibilities

  • Maintain and develop automated GUI integration tests on all our platforms
  • Maintain and improve the test code integration to C++ and the shared middle layer python testing code and libraries
  • Provide reviewing and guidance to colleagues as to how to write good, concise and maintainable tests
  • Maintain the Squish installation and smooth operation on all our platforms (Windows/Linux/Mac).
  • Implement C++ user interface for our antenna modelling applications

Your profile

Required qualifications:

  • You are a citizen of a NATO/EU country
  • MSc in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical field or equivalent practical experience
  • Good communication skills in spoken and written English
  • Expert with automated tests, continuous integration and related cross platform issues
  • Excellent Python and C++ programming skills
  • Excellent software architecture skills

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with graphical user interface and multi-platform testing in Qt
  • Experience with Squish automated testing framework
  • Experience with code review process
  • Experience with automated tests

Why join TICRA

We offer you a unique opportunity to work in a knowledge-driven company that has delivered state-of-the- art software products to the global satellite industry for half a century. You will work alongside some of the best engineers in the field, who are passionate about their work and focused on knowledge sharing and teamwork. Freedom with responsibility is the framework for TICRA’s employees, which allows for a good balance between work and family life and development of professional and personal skills in an international and social working environment.

Application and contact

Please send your application and CV in English via "Apply now" before August 31. Mark your email with “Software Development Engineer with Testing Mindset” in the subject line. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Jacob Lorensen, Team Lead, on telephone number +45 53821624 or via email


TICRA is the world's leading supplier of consultancy and software for reflector antenna modelling and mission planning within the satellite industry, including spacecraft manufacturers, earth-station antenna suppliers, defence industries and research institutions.

TICRA’s skilled antenna engineers regularly take the lead on research and development projects for ESA (European Space Agency) and with more than 50 years of experience, TICRA continues to be at the forefront of developing trusted solutions for the space industry. Our software packages have become the industry standard for leading spacecraft manufacturers and space agencies around the world.

TICRA is a dynamic company with 40 employees located in central Copenhagen, Denmark, and with sales agents around the world.

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