Spacecraft Software Engineer

United Kingdom
Posted 2 weeks ago
Job CategorySoftware Engineering

Job summary

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing, innovative, employee-centred business in the space industry. We are looking for an experienced and motivated Spacecraft Software Engineer to join our team developing the next generation of spacecraft flight software and software tools.

As a key member of our R&D team you would be responsible for leading spacecraft flight software development projects, both for cutting-edge research projects and flight missions. The primary implementation language is C, although a working knowledge of Python and/or Java would be useful as these languages are also used in our tooling. A crucial part of the role is the analysis and generation of software requirements based on mission requirements and operational concepts (ConOps); and the development of suitable test procedures relevant to the target application. For this reason, space systems knowledge and/or experience in the space industry could be important.

Essential technical skills

We see the following as essential to the job:

  • Strong C skills, ideally demonstrated in a commercial environment
  • Knowledge of, or exposure to, space systems in either a commercial or academic context
  • Development and debugging of quality code and adherence to best coding practices
  • Experience in planning and executing all stages of software engineering, from design to documentation according to a specified development process
  • Experience in performing requirements analysis and elicitation based on formal and informal inputs
  • Strong understanding of concurrent programming constructs
  • Ability to work in a Linux environment using a range of standard development tools

Personal skills

We’re looking for a dynamic and motivated engineer to join our team. We’re especially looking for someone who:

  • Enjoys problems solving and balancing the pragmatic and practical with the abstract and elegant
  • Works well both independently and in a team as part of a fast-paced technical environment
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills, both for internal and external, customer facing, interactions
  • Is interested in learning new skills and is open to new ideas and ways of working

Desirable technical skills

The following skills would definitely be a bonus:

  • Experience of model-based and/or component-based software engineering
  • Experience with a range of development environments, frameworks or libraries
  • Use of version control systems such as mercurial, git and SVN
  • Experience developing embedded/real time software
  • Agile software development
  • Software product/quality assurance, especially ECSS-E-ST-40C, DO-178B/C
  • Software development and test automation, including continuous integration

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