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Embedded systems engineering

Toulouse, France

Work student / "Alternance" / "Contrat de professionnalisation"

You must have citizenship from a country of the European Union to apply to this position.

Your Profile

This list is not exhaustive nor exclusive. No self-censorship here, if you think your profile fits, even if not ticking all the boxes, feel free to apply and explain to us why in your first email!

Hard skills

  • You have a first cycle of education in STEM, formal training in electronics, software and embedded systems is a big plus,

  • You have personal and/or professional experiences with hands-on projects, be it for the subject here or in different fields (fixing your bike and you mom’s toaster counts),

  • You’ve developed embedded systems before (Arduino, etc.) and liked it.

Soft skills

  • You take responsibility, show autonomy and are not afraid of improvisation. The startup world is a bit messy sometimes, and we’ll need your help on unexpected topics to keep up with the swirl of things going on,

  • You have a hands-on approach to technical solutions, once there is hardware on the table everything becomes simpler,

  • You like clean work, spaghetti is better as a dish than as a code style,

  • You are passionate about space and have a general culture about the space sector. Having a network in the field is a big plus!

About the Company

SpaceLocker aims to make satellite missions more efficient and sustainable. To achieve this, we develop in-orbit payload hosting stations based on our docking port technology, the "USB port of satellites".


Our vision is to become the preferred solution for sending equipment into orbit, so as to reduce space pollution, and to become the leading supplier of docking interfaces for satellites.


We are not trying to build a dog picture blockchain nor the new Airbnb, but a profitable company that will provide the foundations for the next generation of space exploration. This intention is anchored to a solid technical expertise, a quick prototyping approach and a strong link to the market.

It’s the startup world, with the good stimulating aspects, and without the weird fetish for table soccer: we are a no-bullshit company that counts on senior advisors and every team member to reach credible milestones quickly and efficiently.


SpaceLocker is a company firmly engaged about diversity and inclusivity, of age, gender, origins, handicap or any other characteristic (and we are aware of the slight irony, the founder team being the most average white guys you can imagine 😀) . Progress and inclusion is not just corporate speech: we are aware it needs actual efforts and compromises.

SpaceLocker is looking to expand its data handling team to develop innovative products allowing for plug-and-play interfacing of space hardware. This ranges from the secure management of devices through encrypted tunnels, interfacing field buses in virtual machines, to the development and testing of custom circuits in compact form factors.

Overall, your mission will be to design, build and test ground and space electronics (hardware and software) to allow plug-and-play satellite integration.

As a working student, your missions will increase as your knowledge expands from your training at university.

  • First, you will be focusing on tests design, implementation and automation to get your hands on our systems, but your missions will soon expand to the development of embedded systems and associated code for our products and demonstrations.

  • At the end of your contract, you will be a full member of the data handling team, and deal with wide ranges of technical challenges in the field of embedded systems, depending on the domains you will have specialized in at university, and your personal preferences.

In this position, you will work with the CTO and the data handling team to:

  • Imagine, specify, implement and test deeply embedded software (running on small microcontroller) for high-reliability applications,

  • Implement state-of-the-art methods for field bus encapsulation, and use the most relevant hardware to run them (CPU, FPGA, etc.),

  • Support the product team in the development and upgrade of ground support equipment and platforms that demonstrate the plug and play experience in SpaceLocker’s products,

  • Imagine, develop, then automate efficient testing procedures for the functionalities developed by the data handling team.

The plus sides:

  • You will get involved in high-level discussions and design decisions from day one, and learn things you will never see at school,

  • Work in a company with flexible processes and the willingness to put money where the mouth is,

  • Lead the shift over to exciting technologies, especially from the ground cloud computing and automotive sector, that will be the next generation of standards in the space industry.

For this opportunity, compensation package is standard legal “Apprentissage” salary in France (about 1000€ per month after tax), with 5 weeks paid vacation per year. Relocation costs could be reimbursed, especially for candidates coming from lower purchase power countries in Europe.

The Mission

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