Senior Software Developer [J3172]



An experienced Software Engineer (minimum 5 years commercial experience) looking for an exciting career in the development of space related applications and services.


To join our experienced software team developing bespoke applications within the space domain. Opportunities exist to be involved in all of the key software lifecycle aspects: requirements, design, development and test.

Responsibilities / Duties

Primary duty will be the development of a Java, C++ or Python applications for the Linux operating system, often with the visual aspects of the system implemented in HTML/CSS/Javascript. The developer will be responsible for:

  • Software design to implement the features / requirements compatible with the application and platform architecture.
  • Implementation of the software source code
  • Unit and integration testing of the software
  • Delivering the above to agreed timescales and quality

Additional responsibilities and duties dependant on project may include:

  • User requirement analysis
  • Architectural Design
  • Functional Testing

Qualifications / Experience

Degree qualified (relevant degree with Software Engineering modules, or equivalent experience). Ideally the candidate will have at least 5 years commercial experience of C++ development.

BS clearance essential. SC clearance preferable.

Essential Skills                              

  • C++ language
  • Java (JEE)
  • Python
  • HTML/CSS/Javascript
  • Linux development
  • Linux shell scripting
  • Understanding of source code configuration management
  • Git
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)

Desirable Skills

  • JQuery and other Javascript frameworks
  • Requirements Engineering (e.g. UML)
  • Integration and Test (incl. Jenkins)
  • Subversion
  • Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment
  • Relational databases (e.g. Oracle, Postgres, SQL)
  • User Experience Design
  • Embedded Systems Development
  • Web Applications Development
  • REST Interfaces
  • Database Design & SQL
  • Database Administration
  • Network Design and Implementation
  • Security (e.g. OS Lockdowns)
  • Linux SW Development
  • Linux Administration
  • Windows SW Development
  • Windows Administration
  • Big Data Processing & Frameworks (e.g. Hadoop)
  • Big Data Databases (e.g. HDFS, other non-SQL)
  • Knowledge of Agile / Scrum development methodology


  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Team player, open and keen to contribute
  • Conscientious, hard working
  • Attention to detail                                 

Further Details

All roles within Telespazio VEGA have a defined closing date, however if a successful candidate is found before the advert expires the role will be closed early. We would therefore advise any candidate to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Closing Date for applications is 26 October 2018                                    

Location of the position is Capability Green, Luton

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