Labview Automation Engineer

Parque Industrial de Elche (Poligono Industrial), España

About PLD:

Founded in 2011, PLD Space is a high-tech engineering, manufacturing and service-driven company, with deep track record and expertise in space launch technologies.

We are a trusted global championing industry leader disrupting the pathway to space access. We are on a mission to reach new heights by making space more accessible, supporting missions that will make us smarter, safer and wealthier.

Our purpose is to propel new futures, to enable progress from space and enrich peoples’ lives on Earth, by moving new economies, people and world forward.


As a labview automation engineer at PLD Space, your mission is to develop and maintain robust and efficient software for the ground systems that ensure the reliable and accurate testing of our systems and components. You will play a key role in designing, implementing, and testing software solutions, enabling effective communication, monitoring, and control of our MIURA vehicles and ground infrastructure.



  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including systems engineers, propulsion team, avionics team and flight operations, to gather requirements and contribute to the design of ground software systems. 
  • Participate in the testing and validation of ground software systems to ensure their functionality, reliability, and compliance with mission requirements. 
  • Troubleshoot and debug software issues, working closely with the development team and stakeholders to identify and implement effective solutions. 
  • Integrate ground software systems with other components of the aerospace system, such as onboard software and ground control systems. 
  • Stay updated on the latest advancements in software technologies and industry standards, applying them to enhance the performance and capabilities of ground software systems. 
  • Document software designs, specifications, and procedures, as well as maintain comprehensive documentation for knowledge sharing and future reference. 
  • Adhere to software development methodologies, quality standards, and safety protocols to ensure the reliability and security of ground software systems. 

Necessary Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in automation, electronics, telecommunication engineering or a related field. 
  • > 3 years of relevant technical experience. 
  • Deep knowledge of NI LabVIEW programming and efficient LabVIEW real-time architectures.
  • Experience programming FPGAs on LabVIEW.
  • Experience programming deterministic real-time applications on cRIO platforms focused on reliability and efficiency.
  • Knowledge of industrial protocols: etherCAT, CAN / CANopen, EtherNet/IP, TSN, Modbus, etc.
  • Knowledge of TwinCAT 3 (Beckhoff) or other PLC
  • Understanding of software testing and debugging techniques. 
  • Familiar with static code analysis, unit testing and continuous integration tools.
  • Knowledge of electronic instrumentation and control.
  • Authonomy in the development in all the phases of the complex technological projects.
  • Availability to travel occasionally to other PLD space locations.
  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities to work within a team and interact with stakeholders.

Desired Requirements

  • Understanding of fluid systems and thermodynamics concepts.
  • Experience with HIL test systems.
  • National Instruments official certifications.
  • Knowledge of other NI tools such as NI Systemlink, DIadem and Veristand.
  • Knowledge of networking protocols, databases, and web technologies utilized in ground software development.
  • Flexibility and ability to work with few specified and changing requirements.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to effectively troubleshoot and resolve software issues and attention to detail and a focus on quality.
  • Time management and organizational skills to handle multiple tasks and meet project deadlines.
  • Experience in ground software development and operation for the aerospace industry: mission control systems, satellite operations, or flight operations software.
  • Familiarity with industry standards and regulations related to aerospace testing and validation. 
  • English and/or French B2-C1. 



Health & Wellness: We want you to be happy and healthy in body and mind.  We encourage you to have regular physiotherapy sessions at our facilities so that you can continue with your physical activities. We offer partial coverage of your medical scheme covering you, your spouse or partner, and your children. 


Boost your creativity: Focus. Energy. Yummy snacks. It takes a lot to be creative all day, but we’ve got you covered. Eat local, sustainable, delectable fare at our cafes, and plunder our pantries for fresh fruit and other goodies whenever you need a boost. 


Engineering by doing: We encourage hands-on learning and foster internal mobility and team collaboration, with one-third of positions filled by current employees and one in five people promoted each year. 


Find balance: PLD Space offers 23 days of annual leave + 24 and 31 of december. We prioritize worklife balance with flexible schedules, empowering teams to manage their own hours. We work hard here, so we encourage taking breaks to recharge, ensuring a healthy work environment. 


Never stop learning: At PLD Space, education and professional development is a priority. We offer extensive learning opportunities, from conferences and webinars to higher education programs and technical certifications. We encourage hands-on learning and foster internal mobility and team collaboration, with one-third of positions filled by current employees and one in five people promoted each year. 

Focus on your financial future: Flexible remuneration plan lets you allocate part of your salary to everyday expenses like lunch, nursery school or public transport, which are exempt from Personal Income Tax (IRPF) when paid through this system. 


We have four critical beliefs that guide the way PLD Space is shaping the future of space launch technologies. 

  • Teamwork. 
  • Hard work. 
  • Dynamism. 
  • Commitment. 
  • Keep it simple. 

Join us to reinvent how rockets are built!