Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 2:57:18 AM Coordinated Universal Time
United Kingdom England UK, Birmingham UK, Stevenage


10,001+ employees

About the job

Job Description

Airbus is one of the world’s largest space businesses, working with technologies designed to travel to infinity and beyond. From satellites providing our planet with images and communications, to rovers that wonder foreign planets, and the rockets that launch them there…we make it happen, we make it fly!

Do you want to work in the space industry and learn how a satellite flies? Are you interested in participating in the success of space exploration and science missions? Are you looking for a hybrid role combining software development and aerospace engineering? Where the work you do will matter and impact generations to come? Then we would like to speak to you!

We want you to apply your problem solving and software engineering skills towards the design and development of complex software solutions for the spacecraft industry. We have a number of new and interesting projects on the horizon covering topics like Earth Observation & Navigation, Telecommunication and Deep Space Science missions.

About The Role

You will responsible for the design, development and integration of specific modules of the simulator as well as for the support of the technical exchange with other space engineering disciplines. You will work closely with the system engineering teams to ensure the successful development and delivery of the test benches used to validate our spacecraft and rovers.

The main technical activities include: technical requirements analysis, software design and implementation, technical follow up with external teams, system integration, testing and delivery of the benches. The underlying software implementation is C++, with Java used as the test language. The simulator is developed and run in a Linux environment.

In order to be successful in this role, you will require the following experience:

  • Object Oriented analysis & design using UML (or similar)
  • Knowledge on Object Oriented programming languages, predominately C++ & Java
  • Knowledge on testing methodologies and unit testing frameworks
  • Desktop application/tool development using a client/server architectures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills, with an ability to explain technical things to non-technical people
  • Knowledge of machine-to-machine communication protocols
  • Well-versed in software development life cycle
  • Best practice design patterns and effective coding practices
  • A good knowledge of development domains, frameworks and utilities
  • Practical knowledge of Unix/Linux operating systems

Knowledge and experience in the following areas would give you a further advantage:

  • Continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • Spacecraft avionics systems
  • ECSS software standards
  • SpaceWire, MilSTD 1553, ECSS PUS, CAN data protocols

Not 100% match for the role? No worries! Airbus will support your professional development and invests in your learning journey/continuous learning.

What We Can Offer You

  • A competitive salary with annual profit share
  • An ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave and generous pension contributions
  • Very strong, very real career development options across our transnational, market leading company
  • A hybrid working pattern of 2 to 3 days per week in the office and 2 to 3 days remotely
  • Flexible hours - 37 per week with no core hours on Friday afternoons!

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including home working. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.


AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

Contract Type

Permanent Contract / CDI / Unbefristet / Contrato indefinido

Experience Level

Professional / Expérimenté(e) / Professionell / Profesional

Job Family

Sub-system development

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At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.