We.OHB - Career as a space pioneer

A career in space does not have to be a dream. OHB is constantly looking for new pioneers around the entire would and in all corporate segments.
Once a month on Wednesday OHB employees describe their own personal impressions of their “dream job” in space in our “We.OHB” series and under the hashtag #weohbwednesday.   

Part 2 with software developer Felix Hübner: The work-study program gives career beginners excellent job opportunities

After one and a half years with the company, Felix Hübner already feels like an “old hand” at OHB. This should not come as any surprise given that in 2018 alone about 200 new recruits joined OHB’s Bremen headquarters.

My dream has always been to work for OHB, because I find the industry so exciting.

Felix Hübner, Software Engineer

 

The 29-year-old software developer completed his doctorate in computer science parallel to his full-time job in the Software Verification & Validation department. In fact, he turned down a job at a major Munich automotive group in favor of the position at OHB: "My dream has always been to work for OHB, because I find the industry so exciting. Satellites are highly complex systems. Here I have the feeling of working on something very important. In my daily work, I make sure that the satellite software is free of any errors by first checking the requirements and software design and then subjecting the software to intensive testing.”

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In addition to the technical challenges, Felix Hübner appreciates the internationality at OHB: “This is a really good place to learn English. That’s one of the reason I like OHB so much.” As the only German in an office with colleagues from three other countries (Romania, Turkey, Spain) he hears and speaks mainly English. Felix Hübner believes that the fact that OHB is offering a work-study program in application development for the first time this year is a brilliant idea for attracting young career beginners to OHB. “I’ve been through a work-study program myself. The practical experience you gain gives you excellent job opportunities.” This can be seen in the offer from the Munich car manufacturer which he received but gratefully rejected. “I wanted to do my doctorate. And, in any case, I was keen to stay in Bremen.”

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