Research Engineer

Tern Systems 23. Jan 2024 Fullt starf

As a Research Engineer in our Research & Innovation Team, you will participate in international research projects as well as prototyping new features within our flagship products.

As an ideal candidate, you have experience in prototyping software systems, and are proficient in programming languages. You are familiar with basic software development methodologies and are efficient working both independently, and in a team.


  • Design, develop and test proof-of-concept and prototype systems
  • Document and present research findings, experimental methodologies, and testing results
  • Participate in research project definition
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, university researchers and industry partners

Professional Requirements

  • University degree in engineering, software development or a related field
  • Experience in prototyping software systems
  • Proficiency in programming languages
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Professional level verbal and written English skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in research and innovation
  • Strong understanding of engineering principles and practical experience in implementing them
  • Familiarity with basic software development methodologies

Who we are

Tern Systems is an established and trusted provider of Air Traffic Management solutions, and operates in a competitive industry that is highly standardised and regulated. With over 70 employees, we have over 25 years of experience in successful deliveries to customers in Europe and Asia. Tern Systems is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Isavia ANS, the Icelandic Air Navigation Service Provider that manages air traffic in the Icelandic air traffic control area.

What we offer

  • An international, multicultural environment that fosters personal and professional growth
  • A family-friendly work environment with flexible work hours and home office support (incl. home internet and mobile package)
  • An on-site canteen that offers lunch, snacks and drinks
  • Annual sports and transportation grant – and more

Additional information

All applications shall be submitted in English. To find out more about us, including information about our recruitment process, please visit

Applications are stored in accordance with the Icelandic Public Archives Act.

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