• 29/11/22
  • Ref: J141515-1

Team Lead Ground Segment Software Engineer

Space

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

Job Description

Team Lead Ground Segment Software Engineer

KDC are looking for an experienced Ground Segment Software Engineer to Team Lead at 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.
 
What you’ll do
  • Design, develop, validate and maintain Ground Segment SW subsystems needed for operating.
  • Generate and update the SW related documentation.
  • Participate in the design of the systems including:
  • Requirements capture, definition, tailoring, analysis, and conversion to use cases and stories.
  • Development support and solution testing.
  • Definition of Software Engineering approaches to apply in the developments
  • Participate and or support the Ground Segment verification, validation, and integration.
  • Support in the Mission System Test and or Simulation campaigns.
  • Support the Operations team to resolve technical issues and providing advice on best practice.
 
What you’ll need 
  • University degree in Computer Science, Telecommunications, or other relevant engineering discipline.
  • Minimum 3+ years of industry experience in software development and software engineering.
  • Minimum 3+ years of industry experience in the design and development of satellite user or ground segment products and technologies.
  • Knowledge of C/C++, Java and or Python programming languages.
  • Basic Linux system administration, shell scripts, make, etc.
  • Development on Linux systems.
  • Experience with Mission Control Systems, preferably based on SCOS-2000.
  • Overall knowledge of the main components of a ground segment and how they interact.
  • Work in a team as well as independently.
  • Team leadership – ability to lead small team of software engineers.
  • Operations experience and ability to interact with spacecraft operations engineers.
  • Knowledge in project life cycle and acceptance procedures.
  • Knowledge of ECSS standards.
  • Percentage of time spent designing and developing software
  • Percentage of time spent on managerial tasks (including leading a team and SCRUM)
  • Knowledge of critical subject matter (such as C++, Ground Segment Software, Ground Segment concepts, etc)
  • Software product development experience, (requirement, design, development, integration & testing, deployment, maintenance), please specify if no experience in one of the software product development phase.

Desired Skills 
  • 5+ years of industry experience in software development and software engineering.
  • 5+ years of industry experience in the design and development of satellite user or ground segment products and technologies.
  • Experience or knowledge of Scrum as being part of development team or Product Owner.
  • Familiarity with commonly used protocols and standards for spacecraft communications, such as CCSDS, CAN, Spacewire.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
 
Benefits 
  • 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)
  • 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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