• 19/1/22
  • Ref: J141258-6

Software Engineer


  • Location Icon Scotland, Edinburgh
  • Salary Icon £30000 - £45000 per annum
  • Work Type Icon Permanent

Job Description

Software Engineer

KDC are looking for a Software Engineer (Ground Segment & Tooling) to join a fast growing, innovative company that is changing the way that software is developed in the space industry, that have customers across the world.

What you’ll do
We are looking for an experienced and motivated Software Engineer to join our clients team developing the next generation of spacecraft ground software and software tools. As a key member of the team you would be responsible for helping developing elements of the spacecraft ground control software suite but also there are opportunities for working with other aspects of the growing product range supporting simulation, test automation and model-based tooling. The primary implementation language is Java, although a working knowledge of Python and/or other scripting languages would be useful.

What skills you’ll need

  • Good software development skills, ideally in Java and demonstrated in a commercial environment
  • Development and debugging of high-quality code and adherence to best coding practices
  • Experience with application development
  • Broad working experience, with a mixture of front-end and back-end with a variety of tools and technologies
  • The ability to work in a Linux environment using a range of standard development tools.
Desirable skills and experience
  • Knowledge of, or exposure to, space systems in either a commercial or academic context
  • Experience in planning and executing all stages of software engineering, from design to documentation according to a specified development process
  • 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 databases, either RDBMS or NoSQL, Apache Maven, and JavaFX
  • Use of version control systems such as Mercurial and git.
  • A fantastic opportunity to join a growing, innovative, employee-centred business pushing boundaries in the space industry.
  • Flexible working. Onsite once a week, with the choice of Edinburgh or Dundee office.
  • 6% employer pension contribution.
  • Company Sick Pay and Long-Term Sickness cover.
  • Life Insurance.
  • As a member of the team you would have a stake in the business through the Employee Benefit Trust which owns 16% of the business.
  • Opportunities for international travel (post-COVID) 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


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