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Careers at Tern

We are looking for collaborators with great talents and a passion for solving meaningful problems to join us in building a whole new generation of Air Traffic Control systems. Think you have what it takes? Apply to our specialist positions in software engineering, quality assurance, and customer service. If you don't find a position that suits you right now, we encourage anyone interested to apply to our general application.

Our People

We are a diverse company with over one third of our staff hailing from outside Iceland, an outstanding 16 nationalities in total. Our homegrown and foreign talent work closely with Air Traffic Navigation industry experts to create solutions far beyond our borders.

Although we share a singular mission in our company, our talents outside the office vary from figure skating to rock bands and from baking to cycling, to name a few.

See what our amazing colleagues have to say about being a Ternling


About Tern Systems

At Tern Systems we have been creating and maintaining Air Traffic Control systems for over 20 years. Our solutions cover airspace in the North Atlantic and in the Far East to help millions of travellers reach their destinations safely each year. Connecting continents...

Our Recruitment Process

  1. Find a role you're interested in applying to our apply to the general application

  2. Hand in your resume/CV and cover letter and we will confirm your submission as soon as it has gone through our system

  3. Initial interview with hiring manager

  4. Secondary interview with relevant team

  5. Offer of employment

  6. Onboarding starts

From time of advertisement, the hiring process takes 4-8 weeks. All applications for job openings are answered when the position has been filled. All general applications are reviewed and applicants will be contacted should a suitable position be available.

We store applications for 6 months in accordance with the Public Archives Act and treated confidential.



Tern Systems has its origins in the University of Iceland and maintains a close relationship with the university community.


We offer summer positions for university students in their 2nd and 3rd years of study, and for students in postgraduate studies, primarily in Computer Science and Engineering. We are also happy to consider applications from other fields.

As a summer employee, you will be a member of one of our development teams working on current Air Traffic Management products, or form a team with other summer employees to work on a specific project.

Many current staff at Tern Systems started their careers through our Summer Internship scheme. Project details may be found below.

Why work with us?

  • International multicultural environment

  • Culture that fosters personal and professional growth

  • Regular social events and activities

  • Family-friendly work environment

  • Flexible work hours and home office support

  • Home internet and mobile package

  • On-site canteen

  • Annual sports grant

  • Optional transportation grant

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