Based in Bristol/Chippenham
Salary £37k

About the Role

Our client’s Space Division is recruiting for an enthusiastic Java Developer to join the Satellite Ground Systems team in Bristol. 

Working within their Space Division is both challenging and rewarding. They are looking for applicants who thrive in a dynamic environment and want to develop their career and help to shape the future of the Division. 

You will be involved in exciting projects from observing the Earth’s weather systems to spacecraft missions, including monitoring and control, planning, automation, operations data preparation, archives and big data analysis. They are also developing an exciting new product to facilitate the trend of operating mega-constellations.

As a Software Developer, you will be involved in all aspects of the software lifecycle and will be responsible for implementation of software components using Java and support for current systems software. You may also have the opportunity to visit the customer site to assist with testing and provide support or training.

*Our client is happy to consider Junior Java Developers with 1-3 years’ experience*


Essential Skills

  • A software engineering background with solid development experience in Java.

  • An understanding and appreciation of software development best practice, including the use of source code management systems and project standards/guidelines.

  • Experience of working successfully in a collaborative team environment.

  • Strong communication skills; it is expected that the role will include customer interaction, so the successful candidate will be fluent in English and confident in their role in representing the company.


Desirable Skills

  • Degree or equivalent in computer science, engineering or a scientific discipline

  • Programming within an eclipse environment using Java

  • Linux systems

  • Software design and UMLKnowledge of programming in C/C++

  • Requirements engineering

  • Understanding of verification and validation

  • Knowledge of spacecraft planning systems would be useful 

  • Knowledge of HLA will be an advantage


Other Requirements:

  • Must be eligible to work in the UK

  • Willing to travel to customer sites

  • Security Clearance (or a willingness to undergo the process of acquiring it) is desirable


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