Software Engineer

Job Title: Software Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary: £40 - £45 per hour + Dependant on Experience
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1902-21_1549546950
Contact Name: David Gillard
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 07, 2019 13:42

Job Description

Sitec has an interesting requirement for a Software Engineer for our client in Stevenage, you will be involved in the forefront of Space exploration. This is a contract requirement for an estimated duration of 10 Months with a pay rate of Circa £45 per hour Ltd Company.

Job Summary

The Engineering technical unit for Data Processing & On-Board Software is a multinational group with sites in UK, France and Germany. The function of the technical unit is to provide a central competence that supports the evolving needs of the business, working on space systems, satellite platforms, payloads and equipment.

As part of the UK's Data Processing & On-Board Software department, the successful candidate will be part of a highly motivated and dynamic development group working at the centre of embedded software development on one of the exciting Space missions currently under development, ExoMars Rover or Solar Orbiter.

We are looking for a highly motivated engineer with good experience in embedded software development. You need to be enthusiastic, passionate and eager to apply your excellent software engineering skills to the ever changing and exciting world of Space. Being at the forefront of Space exploration through working on the very latest Space missions provides a unique and challenging opportunity for you to contribute to, and make a difference, in one of the largest growing areas of scientific discovery.

SW Validation Role Tasks
Developing test procedures, execution, debug and formal results preparation.
Anomaly investigation, including liaison with software designers and requirements authors.
Inspection of peers' test procedures versus applicable technical and process requirements.
Configuration & administration of updated test software


Essential qualifications/skills/experience:

Engineering degree in software, computer science or similar
Experience of Real-time embedded software engineering lifecycle process. (Min. 3years relevant experience in real-time embedded Software engineering domains - design, code/test, integration, validation)
Software process oriented. Disciplined & quality mind-set (on-quality, on-schedule, on-cost)
Excellent software problem solving skills - diagnostic approach (solution-oriented)
Good communication skills in English (verbal & written)
Proficiency in formally validating software against baseline requirements
Java programming (min. 2 years professional experience); C coding; Linux scripting skills

Desirable experience:

Experience in the satellite/space, avionics or similar industry.
ECSS software engineering standards (Q-80B, E-40).
ERC32 / LEON / SPARC processor.
MIL-STD 1553B, and/or spacewire.
Data transport packet protocols (CCSDS).

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.

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