• 29/11/22
  • Ref: J141518-2

Simulation Team Lead


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

Job Description

Simulation Team Lead

KDC are looking for an experienced Simulation Team Lead to join the new state of the art facility. This is a unique opportunity to join the dynamic and rapidly growing company, and where you make a positive contribution to the growing problem of orbital debris. You will provide technical leadership of the development of simulators as well as team leadership through coaching, mentoring and by-example. Therefore, we are looking for an experienced Simulator Engineer who wants to take the next step up in his/her career or an experienced team leader looking for a new challenge.
What you’ll do 
  • Lead the Simulators team - in charge of design, development, integration, validation, deployment and ongoing maintenance of satellite simulators
  • Ensure the simulators are developed to the required level of quality and on time
  • Motivate and develop the Simulators team members, mentoring junior engineers and establish a strong sense of team identity
  • Act as interface and Subject Matter Expert for all technical aspects regarding simulators development
  • Oversee the design and development of Simulators
  • Coordinate with other teams at both sub-system and system level to identify the Simulation needs
  • Ensure the validation, configuration and deployment of simulators environments is correctly performed
  • Technical supervision and monitoring of suppliers
What you’ll need 
  • University degree in Computer Science, Electronics, Telecommunications, or another relevant engineering discipline
  • Minimum 5+ years of industry experience in modelling and simulation of digital electronics (processors, memory, FPGA) and interfaces/buses (CANBus, RS422, RS485, SpaceWire)
  • Minimum 3+ years of industry experience in software development using C/C++, real-time software development, preferably using modelling and simulation technologies
  • Experience in leading a team, either in a project or managerial capacity
  • Experience with SMP2 and SIMULUS Suite and/or other spacecraft simulation frameworks
  • Experience with an emulation suite, preferably ESOC Emulator Suite or TEMU
  • Experience in debugging and validating spacecraft onboard data handling subsystem
  • Experience in debugging, profiling on Linux
  • Sound knowledge of modern C++ (C++14)
  • Object oriented design using UML, design patterns
  • Experience with unit testing
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
Desirable skills 
  • Experience with Agile software development, tools and methods
  • Experience with ECSS-E-70 (PUS), SCOS MIB
  • Linux system administration, shell scripts, make, etc.
  • Scripting with JavaScript
  • Opportunity to work with a highly talented international team working on cutting edge technology
  • Flexible working around core hours
  • Hybrid working available (Dependent on individual role requirements)
  • 25 days holiday (increasing yearly up to a maximum of 28 days) + 8 days Bank Holiday per year 
  • Life insurance and long-term sick pay
  • Private healthcare (taxable benefit)
  • Relocation allowance
  • Visa sponsorship for employees
  • New state of the art office and cleanroom facility
  • Regular social events.


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