# What are the opportunities for moving into Space Science & Exploration for Software Engineer [closed]

I am a Computer Science Engineer with 3 years working as a Software Developer from India.

Space Exploration and its knowledge draws my attention greatlyy and I am very much keen to know more and be a part of system where I can explore and indulge completely in it.

Please tell me the paths like where I can apply to or what are the opportunities present for me globally.

• I think the answer is probably sad. – peterh says reinstate Monica May 12 '18 at 15:21
• Its reason is that these are very liked positions even between people with a more related academical papers (for example, aviation engineer). They are also native speakers of the country (typically, English). They have also far more possibilities for different security clearances which are required for classified things. And there are few jobs, but many candidates. But I won't demoralize you! You may have luck. Most likely you won't start as the chief engineer of the SpaceX. – peterh says reinstate Monica May 12 '18 at 20:29
• @peterh Can you elaborate more in the answer? – Mohd Belal May 13 '18 at 9:34
• Related questions: space.stackexchange.com/q/25236/4660, space.stackexchange.com/q/4311/4660 – kim holder May 14 '18 at 4:21

Have you tried looking at ISRO's career page?

It looks like they regularly recruit computer scientists. Answers keys for one of the recent testings rounds were posted April 22 2018. So watch for the next round and give it a shot?

• I am working as a Web developer and the Programming Languages that I use I daily life is PHP and Nodejs. Do I need to learn Python as well? Any comment on this. – Mohd Belal May 13 '18 at 9:29
• Given that the ISRO website tells you you're going to a link outside the website when you're clearly not (e.g. clicking on any of the job posting links), somebody who knows about web dev couldn't hurt. – Erin Anne May 13 '18 at 22:48
• @MohdBelal everyone should always learn Python ;-) How are things going? I noticed that a question somewhat similar to yours Transitioning into space software engineering has several helpful answers. The question was written in a more specific way and so it seems it was felt to be answerable with specific answers. If you would like to re-open your question, consider rewriting it and clicking re-open if you see it, or ping me or someone for assistance. – uhoh Apr 18 at 8:16

Ironically, I moved from the Aerospace industry into software/technology product space primarily because there were more jobs, more opportunity to create/join start-ups and the diversity of opportunities from a sector perspective. If you are a skilled software developer, there are MANY opportunities in defense sector - just look at Lockheed, etc. career pages. You'd likely need to find something in your own country as most jobs require security clearance of some level for nationals. However, this should not prevent you from getting started in working with SW products, commercial or open-source, that the industry depends on.

Some things to look into:

1.) Research how to work with large data sets and make sense in trying to identify trends, predict fail modes, and study the types of data space companies collect. SpaceX collects tons of data in a single flight! What would they do with it, how would they analyze? Learn which tools help you do that. Knowing how to code, leverage APIs, get systems to talk to each other: All critical skills needed to support rocket scientists!

Check out things like..

2.) Computer modeling and sim: Computational fluid dynamics

Go check out Anderson, Tannehill and Pletcher CFD&HT texts on CFD to get the gist of the field, then play with os tools like...

I'd get started with those and figure out how you can help ISRO in Bangalore or any supporting contractors on national missions.