• 19/11/21
  • Ref: J141236

Ground Segment Software Engineer


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

Job Description

Our client is part of a company containing over 2500 people working in the growing field of Space Systems and operations and Geo-Information. Our client is majority owned one of the UK’s largest defence, aerospace and security companies. Our client is looking to fill a diverse and critical role to support our broad Space systems architecture work covering missions across the UK and Europe, in civil and defence arenas. This is a great opportunity for someone to have involvement in ground segment work for customers as well as the possibility of internal R&D opportunities. 
The successful candidate can expect to be involved in;
  • Design & development, utilising state of the art software architectures andtechniques for software based Ground Segment Systems, potentially including:
    • Launch Systems
    • Monitoring and Control Segment Systems
    • Mission Systems
    • User Segment Systems
    • Earth Observation Data management systems
  • Planning and executing integration and testing
  • Production of documents (technical and also development plans)
  • Preparing and participating in technical reviews
Candidates will also be expected to contribute to the preparation of proposals to win new work including:
  • Understanding of the technical requirements and the context within the overall project scope
  • Designing modern, scalable solutions to the requirements
  • Writing clear, concise, technical descriptions to express the solution and its benefits to the client
  • 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
Essential Skills 
  • Software system design and development using modern architectures
  • Knowledge of Ground Segment Systems
  • Cloud based computing / microservices
  • Containers and Orchestration (e.g. Docker/Kubernetes)
  • Machine Learning and AI
  • Resource Oriented Architecture Development (REST)
  • Continuous integration/deployment environments (e.g. Jenkins)
  • Agile software development methodology
  • Linux development
  • DevOps
  • Requirements analysis
  • Strong written and oral communication
Desirable Skills
  • Knowledge of OGC Standards (e.g. WPS, WMS, WFS, WCS)
  • User Identification, Authentication and Authorisation (e.g. SAML, OAUTH, OIDC)
  • Technical proposal writing
  • Integration and test
  • Big Data Processing & Frameworks
  • Big Data Databases (e.g. HDFS, other non-SQL)
  • Windows development
  • Scripting (e.g. shell, perl, python)
Due to possible project requirements, UK/dual nationals or individuals holding existing SC clearance would be an advantage
  • Self-starter
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Team player, open and keen to contribute
  • Conscientious, hard working
  • Attention to detail
Competitive Package covering salary, generous holiday allowance, training plan and more
In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU, or UK (as applicable). Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.
If you’re interested in learning more, please apply directly or contact myself on 01202 596374 or astockley@kdcresource.com


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