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Senior Embedded Software Engineer – £90k – Oxfordshire

Senior Embedded Software Engineer – £90k – Oxfordshire

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  • Permanent - Onsite
  • Oxfordshire
  • 75,000 - 90,000 £ / Year

Elite People Partners Ltd

Senior Embedded Software Engineer – £90k – Oxfordshire

Due to our continued growth, Our Aerospace client is looking for Senior Embedded Software Engineers to join their Flight Software team in Oxfordshire. This position will be part of the team responsible for the technical development of embedded real-time software for future orbital debris missions including a service to capture and retire multiple satellites.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a professional background in real-time embedded software looking to take the next step in their career and be part of exciting and innovative projects in space.

This role will focus on flight software development for satellite onboard computers; defining solutions based on requirements, working with other subsystem teams on software needs, and performing verification, integration, and test activities.

Responsibilities will involve integrating Computer Vision and Guidance, Navigation and Control software into the flight software environment.

Senior Embedded Software Engineer – Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and validate onboard Flight Software for spacecraft.
  • Define ICDs, development and verification plans.
  • Coordinate with other teams at the sub-system and system level to identify software needs and solutions.
  • Perform Flight Software verification, validation, and integration.
  • Participate in Mission System Test and Simulation campaigns.
  • Support knowledge transfer from my client’s teams globally and provide technical review inputs to projects across the whole organisation.

Senior Embedded Software Engineer – Essential Skills

  • 5+ years’ experience in software development for real-time embedded systems (C/C++).
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies & embedded software engineering.
  • Experience developing software for the space sector.
  • Experience in implementing real-time systems and software.

Desirable Skills

  • Familiarity with commonly used protocols and standards for communications, such as CCSDS, CAN, SpaceWire.
  • Experience in all stages of mission design lifecycle from initial concept to design, test, and operations.
  • Experience in development for VxWorks or RTEMS platforms
  • Experience of SPARC V8 or PowerPC architecture.
  • Familiarity with UML.
  • Development of Linux systems.
  • Linux system administration, shell scripts, make, etc.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages.
  • Knowledge of cFS software framework.


  • Competitive base salary (£75k-£90k)
  • Opportunity to work with a highly talented international team working on cutting-edge technology.
  • Flexible working around core hours (10am-4pm)
  • Hybrid working available (2 days on site, 3 from home)
  • Optional 9-day working fortnight
  • 25 days holiday (increasing yearly up to a maximum of 28 days) + 8 days Bank Holiday per year.
  • Pension (Royal London) 3% Employee 6% Employer
  • Life insurance (Axa) and long-term sick pay
  • Private healthcare (Axa) (taxable benefit) (Includes Vision & Dental)
  • Relocation allowance
  • Visa sponsorship for employees if required
  • New state-of-the-art office and cleanroom facility
  • Regular social events.
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity/Family Leave
  • Bonus for Security Clearance (SC/DV) Clearance

My client can offer a 3-stage process consisting of a 1st stage Video Call and a 2nd Stage Technical interview and the 3rd stage a meet and greet with the founder of the business. This process can be completed within 2 weeks (based on availability)

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Job Overview
Offered Salary
£75,000 - 90,000 Per YEAR
Job Location
Nick Bray
Phone: +44 7713168460