Software Engineer (Satcom Terminals)

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  • Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence, Aerospace Software and Systems

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  • Salary:

    hourly negotiable rate

  • Contact:

    Andrew Morris

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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We seek a Software Engineer for our client in Portsmouth, to join the team to maintain the upgrades of some legacy Terminal software and also to develop for future Terminal control software


The Software Engineer will be responsible for maintaining a high degree of technical competency within the Terminals Product group, providing innovative Terminals design solutions and implement innovative new design concepts that solve complex technical problems and set technical standards in this field.

The Software Engineer responsibilities will include (but not necessarily be limited to) the following:

  • Contribute to the implementation of Terminals solutions are correctly implemented;
  • Define and implementation of verification and validation activities associated with these solutions;
  • Develop maintainable Terminals oriented skills within the Terminals Product Group to support ongoing and future Terminals developments;

In order to support these activities the Terminals Product group requires a highly competent software engineer ideally with good knowledge of monitor and control software hosted on a PC.

Key Skills:


  • Proven development and maintenance of Real Time Monitor and Control software developed within Microsoft Visual Studio (C++) using Win32 & .NET.
  • Good analytical debugging within a multithreaded system.
  • Knowledge of Satcom communications products and services, as well as networking fundamentals (SNMP) will be a distinct advantage
  • Ability to work closely with the Terminals engineer and the System Design Authority
  • Definition of and through life development of Terminals Products and/or solutions for terminal's control systems;
  • The role requires proven abilities in the following technical areas:
    • The preparation of software requirements documentation, deriving the software requirements from system level requirements
    • Implementation of real time control systems in software / an understanding of the relationships between control loop response time and software processing time
    • Simulation of the software functions to enable software test in the absence of the full system
    • Understanding of the software lifecycle
    • Software documentation relating to through life support of the software product


  • Desirable to possess knowledge and application of UML, Enterprise Architect, Clearcase, Clearquest (Or equivalent tools),
  • Knowledge of Satcom communications products and services, as well as networking fundamentals.
  • Ability to work on either a green or brown field project
  • Understanding of Compliance and Quality based project organisation
  • Must have the ability to work independently and be an effective contributor in a diversified team
  • Must demonstrate creative problem solving skills.
  • Must work well within a deadline-driven environment