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Software Engineer Space / Satellite

Location: Edinburgh Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Sector: Engineering, Space Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Sean Tierney

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing, innovative business in the space industry. Gold Group are looking for an experienced Software Engineer to develop the next generation of spacecraft flight software.

As a key member of our R&D team you would be responsible for leading spacecraft flight software development projects for flight missions. The primary implementation language is C, although a working knowledge of Python and/or Java would be useful.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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