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On board Software Production Engineer

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  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/09/2016
  • Duration: 17/10/2016
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The Company:
makes the freedom of flight possible by designing, manufacturing and supporting the world’s best aircraft. Its people around the globe are united by a passion for aviation, as well as their desire to create better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly.

The Role:
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 for some of the most exciting Space missions currently under development, including ExoMars Rover, and 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.


Primary role of Production development activities associated with:-
- Software detailed design
- Code and unit test activities
- Software integration activities.

Supporting software validation testing (when applicable).
- Developing validation tests that exercise & prove adherence to requirements
- Analysing/debugging non-conformance


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)
• Excellent knowledge of RTOS for real-time embedded systems (real-time multi-tasking).
• Development environments & methodology (e.g. Cygwin, UML, HOOD).
• Formal software development & validation.
• Production of detailed design specifications.
• Proficiency in ANSI-C-code development / unit-test / integration.
• Proficient use of debuggers (gdb, … )
• Configuration and requirements management using Clearcase, Clearquest, Reqtify, DOORS or similar

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).
• Good appreciation of Spacecraft systems knowledge (electrical systems; thermal sensors & actuators; propulsion technology; navigation sensors, algorithms and instruments; other instruments…)
• MISRA standards
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