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    Job Description
    TitleGround Segment Systems Software Engineer
    Job code1641
    Job posted on15/07/2021 (modified on 29/07/2021)
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 3months
    Job Description

    Telespazio UK is part of a company containing over 2500 people working in the growing field of Space Systems and operations and Geo-Information. Telespazio is majority owned by Leonardo, one of the UK’s largest defence, aerospace and security companies. Telespazio is looking to fill a diverse and critical role to support our broad Space systems architecture work covering missions across the UK and Europe, in civil and defence arenas. This is a great opportunity for someone to have involvement in ground segment work for customers as well as the possibility of internal R&D opportunities. 



    The successful candidate can expect to be involved in;

    • Design & development, utilising state of the art software architectures andtechniques for software based Ground Segment Systems, potentially including:

             • Launch Systems

             • Monitoring and Control Segment Systems

             • Mission Systems

             • User Segment Systems

             • Earth Observation Data management systems

    • Planning and executing integration and testing

    • Production of documents (technical and also development plans)

    • Preparing and participating in technical reviews


    Candidates will also be expected to contribute to the preparation of proposals to win new work including:

    • Understanding of the technical requirements and the context within the overall project scope

    • Designing modern, scalable solutions to the requirements

    • Writing clear, concise, technical descriptions to express the solution and its benefits to the client



    • University Bachelor’s Degree (in a relevant topic, with Software Engineering modules) or equivalent experience

    • 3 or more years experience of software development, ideally within the space industry


    Essential Skills

    • Software system design and development using modern architectures

    • Knowledge of Ground Segment Systems

    • Cloud based computing / microservices

    • Containers and Orchestration (e.g. Docker/Kubernetes)

    • Machine Learning and AI

    • Resource Oriented Architecture Development (REST)

    • Continuous integration/deployment environments (e.g. Jenkins)

    • Agile software development methodology

    • Linux development

    • DevOps

    • Requirements analysis

    • Strong written and oral communication


    Desirable Skills

    • Knowledge of OGC Standards (e.g. WPS, WMS, WFS, WCS)

    • User Identification, Authentication and Authorisation (e.g. SAML, OAUTH, OIDC)

    • Technical proposal writing

    • Integration and test

    • Big Data Processing & Frameworks

    • Big Data Databases (e.g. HDFS, other non-SQL)

    • Windows development

    • Scripting (e.g. shell, perl, python)


    Due to possible project requirements, UK/dual nationals or individuals holding existing SC clearance would be an advantage



    • Self-starter

    • Strong written and oral communication

    •  Team player, open and keen to contribute

    • Conscientious, hard working

    • Attention to detail

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    CompanyTelespazio UK Ltd
    Contact nameBethan McAulay
    Address350 Capability Green
    United Kingdom
    LU1 3LU
    Phone+44 (0)1582 399000
    Fax+44 (0)1582 728686
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