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Senior software developer

Permanent contract
Paris, France
5+ years of experience

Everything we do at AdaCore is centered around helping developers build the safest, most secure open-source software. 

For over 25 years, we've worked with global leaders across avionics, aerospace and defense industries, building tools and providing services that ease the complex and difficult process of developing high-integrity software. As the need for truly secure and reliable applications expands into industries such as automotive, medical, energy, and IOT, we’re advancing our time-tested technologies to bring expertise and services to help a whole new generation of developers.

Our 150 experts worldwide in the US (New York), France (Paris, Toulouse, Grenoble and Vannes), the UK, Estonia and Germany all play a role in developing bleeding edge technologies to meet the highest grade of software development.

Joining AdaCore is about joining a culture of innovation, openness, collaboration and dependability, which defines how we work together, with our customers and partners.

Job Descpription

The AdaCore software production engineering team is looking for a senior developer to assist us in developing, designing and maintaining AdaCore software production system as well as custom services that IT develop and maintain for other AdaCore teams.

AdaCore products are available on more than 60 platforms and support hundreds of runtime profiles. In order to ensure a good quality and follow the “Infrastructure as Code” practices, AdaCore software production engineering team has developed a complete suite of services to build, test, and deliver our products to customers. All these software are mainly written in Python and relying on both cloud and on-premise infrastructure (between 50,000 and 100,000 lines of Python code). It interacts with Cloud services to store build artefacts, in-house web servers to store traceability data, and in-house SAAS to monitor and qualify deliverables every day. This infrastructure is intensively used by the company's Product Engineering teams and our QA team.

Note also that we are in the process of making our production system publicly available on GitHub and accessible to the community. For instance is a library that provides portable low-level APIs.

We also maintain various services web applications and automation for our sales teams (Salesforce) and our customers (customer portal, downloadable resources) with integration layers between those services which could be of various languages (Python, Javascript, Apex, Ada, SQL, ...).


In this context, the applicant will be in charge of:

  • Increasing reliability, cost effectiveness, and scalability of our current system and services

Improve the flexibility of our services, the robustness of our deployments, the efficiency of our logging system (with filters, better structure and better ways to navigate through them) and the monitoring of our resources (with metrics to identify possible optimizations and caveats).

  • Keeping our systems secure and auditable

Securing any new API by applying security policies, handling user authorization and authentication, validating inputs and outputs, setting proper permissions and making sure that processes are documented and automated as much as possible.

  • Supporting other teams for their automation needs

Being able to design, improve APIs/services so that other teams can easily implement their workflow. Provide also advice on how to integrate the various systems at stake using available APIs, services and command line tools.


We expect the following from the applicant:

  • Ability to design complex systems

  • Ability to dive into large code base and contribute to it

  • Good knowledge of Python programming language

  • Good knowledge of Linux and Windows systems 

  • Knowledge of cloud provider API (programming with AWS IAM, S3, CloudFormation, Lambda, EC2, CodeBuild or the equivalent from Azure, or Google Cloud Platforms)

  • Good debugging skills

  • At ease in a very fast-changing environment and willing to learn new technologies

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.

  • Strong teamwork skills, willingness to share, discuss, and improve

  • Attention to detail and procedures

  • Strong ability to work autonomously and to collaborate with remote people


Beyond the job:

We are looking for individuals who want their work to have a direct impact on improving the reliability, safety and security of the software that modern society has grown increasingly dependent on in an international environment. Our sales and marketing team is staffed with multi-talented, tenacious and creative individuals; and our HR team is committed to ensuring your tenure with AdaCore is a positive one.

AdaCore is a global organization driven by a team that personifies many different backgrounds and experiences. We are also a technology company that celebrates the open exchange of ideas, which makes innovation possible! We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to consider joining us. We welcome people of all ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities or expressions, ages, religions, physical abilities, sexual orientations, veteran status, or marital status; we celebrate everything that makes you uniquely, undeniably you. 

We encourage our employees to explore their curiosity by providing them ongoing and lifelong training from their first day in AdaCore with a strong onboarding plan. As we know that juggling work and life is challenging, we offer flexibility to accommodate personal needs and work commitments.  

AdaCore offers competitive compensation, benefits and thoughtful perks (summer meetings, activity weekends, Holiday dinner etc). We go beyond industry standards to help keep our employees comfortable and satisfied both on and off the job, no matter where they are based.

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