Software Engineer C/C++ at Surrey Satellite Technology, Guildford, 6 Months, £Contractor Rate

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  • Guildford, UK
  • Jun 23, 2022
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Vacancy for Software Engineer C/C++ - Contractor

Job Id: 2299
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Location: Guildford, Surrey
Title: Software Engineer C/C++ - Contractor
Reference: 292
Post Date: 22 Jun 2022
Exp Date: 31 Dec 2022
Region: Guildford
Category: Engineering
Contract Type: Temporary/Full Time

Key Purpose

This is a contract role for 6 months initially and will fall "inside IR35" for tax purposes.


As a member of the Ground Software Products Team you will be developing ground-based satellite mission software in areas such as Mission Planning, Mission Control, Image/data Processing, Spacecraft Simulators

Engineers at SSTL have involvement on a mission right from concept through to launch, commissioning and operational life; a true cradle to grave experience, and will give you the chance to see your work in Space in a rapid timescale! This key role will often sit within the core team of a satellite mission interacting with other technical leads across multiple disciplines to generate the technical solutions for innovative projects.

Key Tasks

As a successful candidate you’ll work alongside the System Engineer and other team members in order to deliver the required ground software for a mission. This involves the full software development lifecycle in an agile environment:

  • Requirements capture
  • Architecture and design
  • Implementation
  • Unit, integration and system testing
  • Bug tracking and version control
  • Peer reviews (including code reviews)
  • User documentation
  • Liaising with customers, including formal customer-facing presentations and customer training
  • Support for satellite commissioning and in-orbit operations

Skills & Experience

Proven experience of developing Java based software running under MS windows

  • A good Degree or equivalent in Engineering, Computing or similar subject.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills, able to influence, persuade and negotiate with people at all levels (externally & internally) as well as to assist in reaching compromises when there are conflicting requirements
  • High degree of organisation, self-motivation and initiative
  • Good team working skills, together with the ability to interface with others at all levels
  • Good presentation skills and customer facing skills
  • Results orientated with a strong drive to deliver
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Pro-active and able to take initiative
  • Excellent planning and organising skills
  • Highly organised with clear communication skills
  • Ability to work simultaneously on a variety of projects
  • Able to work autonomously and using own initiative
  • Excellent inter-personal skills - both written and oral communications; ability to interface with customers and technical representatives
  • Decision making and creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver both immediate and longer term tasks
  • Proven ability to deliver solutions under pressure and to tight timescales
  • Good knowledge of MS Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Microsoft Project
  • Able to demonstrate company mindsets and behaviours; Be accountable, Drive & delivery, Communicate effectively, Self-manage effectively, Work as one team