• 12/9/22
  • Ref: J141457

Flight Software Engineer


  • Location Icon Scotland, Edinburgh
  • Salary Icon Salary is based on experience
  • Work Type Icon Permanent

Job Description

Flight Software Engineer

KDC are looking for a Flight Software Engineer to join a rapidly growing, innovative, employee-centred business in the space industry.
As a member of the mission software team, you would be responsible for contributing to 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.

Whilst not essential, space systems knowledge and/or experience in the space industry would be useful.

What you’ll need
  • Strong C skills, ideally demonstrated in a commercial environment
  • Experience in performing requirements analysis and elicitation based on formal and informal inputs
  • 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


  • A fantastic opportunity to join a growing, innovative, employee-centred business pushing boundaries in the space industry.
  • Flexible hours and hybrid working, enabling you to create your ideal work life balance.
  • 36 days paid holiday per annum.
  • 6% employer pension contribution.
  • Company Sick Pay and Long-Term Sickness cover.
  • Death in Service payment.
  • As a member of the team, you would have a stake in the business through the Employee Benefit Trust which owns 13% of the business.
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay.
  • Opportunities for international travel for exhibitions and trade shows.
  • Investment in you and your skill development and the opportunity to attend relevant events and conferences to aid career / skill development.
  • Company events and regular activities for social engagement and team building.
  • An open, supportive, inclusive environment where you can explore your ideas and make a big difference to the product and business.
If you want to be part of the exciting journey within the space industry and feel you have the right qualities to aid them in this ambitious undertaking, please do not hesitate to apply.


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Kirsty Williams
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