• 23/10/22
  • Ref: J141488

Ground Segment Software Engineer


  • Location Icon England, Luton
  • Salary Icon Salary is based on experience
  • Work Type Icon Permanent

Job Description

Ground Segment Software Engineer
KDC are looking for an experienced Ground Segment Software Engineer to join our client in the space Industry specialising in Ground Segment Systems development and operations, and Geo-Information.
What you’ll do  
  • Design & development of state-of-the-art software-based ground segment systems
  • Spacecraft subsystem simulation models
  • Launch systems
  • Flight operations and mission planning systems
  • Earth observation data processing and exploitation platforms
  • Planning and executing integration and testing
  • Preparing and participating in technical reviews
What you’ll need 
  • University Bachelor’s Degree (in a relevant topic, with Software Engineering modules) or equivalent experience
  • 3 or more years’ experience of software development, ideally within the space industry
  • Software system design and development using modern architectures
  • Cloud based computing / microservices
  • Containers and Orchestration (e.g. Docker/Kubernetes)
  • Resource Oriented Architecture Development (REST)
  • Continuous integration/deployment environments (e.g. Jenkins)
  • Agile software development methodology
  • JavaScript/ TypeScript
  • Linux development
  • Requirements analysis
  • Strong written and oral communication
 Desirable Skills 
  • Knowledge of Ground Segment Systems
  • Machine Learning and AI
  • Experience in Linked Data
  • Knowledge of OGC Standards (e.g. WPS, WMS, WFS, WCS)
  • User Identification, Authentication and Authorisation (e.g. SAML, OAUTH, OIDC)
  • Integration and test
  • Big Data Processing & Frameworks
  • Microsoft Windows / Azure development
  • Scripting (e.g. shell, pearl, python)
  • Technical proposal writing
If you want to be part of the exciting journey our client is taking in within the space sector, this role includes a full relocation package as well as benefits. and feel you have the right qualities to aid them in this ambitious undertaking, please do not hesitate to apply.


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