Software Engineer - Ground Control System

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  • Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    £45.00 - £50.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Nick Wallwork

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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We are looking for a Software Engineer to join a multi-disciplined team responsible for the development, testing and delivery of satellite ground control system products used for a variety of Navigation, Science and Earth Observation Missions.

We require a dynamic and enthusiastic person with SW development experience, who is passionate about being a part of this exciting field of space and ground system technology.


The successful applicant will be responsible for developing SW tools and applications to support the satellite ground systems engineering team. These SW applications are key to the management, control and processing of spacecraft data.

The role involves the analysis of user requirements, SW architectural design, SW coding, testing and preparation of the related documentation and Software Operations Manuals. It will also involve providing product support including product integration into SW systems, product enhancement and anomaly investigation and resolution.

The successful applicant will work as part of the ground systems team but will also be able to work independently seeking clarification with the relevant experts and management when required.

The role offers the opportunity to grow and gain knowledge in multiple ground system disciplines and also take on further responsibilities in future.

The role may involve work on UK government programs and therefore the successful applicant should have the ability to obtain UK eyes only SC level clearance.

While the role is based in Portsmouth some travel for business to various locations around the globe may be required.

Skills and Experience:

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a related discipline
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Software development and test
  • Software documentation
  • SW product integration into large SW systems
  • SW development methodologies such as Agile or similar
  • Monitoring and control system/data processing system development

Programming skills to include:

  • Linux and Windows
  • C/C++
  • Java
  • Matlab