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Simulation Software Engineer – £65k – Oxfordshire

Simulation Software Engineer – £65k – Oxfordshire

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  • Permanent - Onsite
  • Oxfordshire
  • 55,000 - 65,000 £ / Year
  • This position has been filled.

Elite People Partners Ltd

Simulation Software Engineer – £65k – Oxfordshire

Due to the continued growth, Our Aerospace client is looking for Simulation Software Engineer to join their Ground Systems team in Oxfordshire.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be instrumental in the future development of a key component of their innovative satellite servicing spacecraft and work with them to achieve their vision of making a positive contribution to the problem of space debris.

Their missions rely on powerful satellite simulators for validating and preparing the mission operations. Thus, they need skilled engineers to develop state-of-the-art simulators in-house, with responsibilities across the whole lifecycle, from design and development to testing and deployment.

The successful Simulation Software Engineer will provide technical expertise for the development of simulators. You will be simulating satellites in the toughest conditions and simulating performing manoeuvres in close proximity to other space assets. As a senior member of the team, you will work on all aspects of software development on their state-of-the-art simulators, from analysis and design, through to testing and deployment as well as mentoring team members.

Essential Skills

  • Minimum 3+ years of industry experience in software development using C/C++ (Modern C++14), real-time software development, preferably using modelling and simulation technologies.
  • Experience in debugging, and profiling on Linux
  • Sound knowledge of modern C++ (C++14)
  • Object-oriented programming using UML, design patterns
  • Experience with unit testing
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Experience with Agile software development, tools and methods

Desirable skills

  • Experience in space industry with modelling and simulation of digital electronics (processors, memory, FPGA) and interfaces/buses (CANBus, RS422, RS485, SpaceWire)
  • University degree in Computer Science, Electronics, or other STEM discipline
  • Experience with ECSS-E-70 (PUS), SCOS MIB
  • Experience in Ground Segment Systems development
  • Linux system administration, shell scripts, make, etc.
  • Scripting with JavaScript


  • Competitive base salary (£55k-65k)
  • Opportunity to work with a highly talented international team working on cutting-edge technology.
  • Flexible working around core hours (10am-4pm)
  • Hybrid working available (Dependent on individual role requirements) (2 days on site)
  • Optional 9-day 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
  • New state-of-the-art office and cleanroom facility (opening summer 2022)
  • Regular social events.
  • Enhanced Mat/Pat/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)

Job Overview
Offered Salary
£55,000 - 65,000 Per YEAR
Job Location
Nick Bray
Phone: +44 7713168460