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C++ Developer

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Recruiter: Inmarsat Global
Listed on: 4th May
Location: London
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Inmarsat has been at the forefront of global mobile satellite communications for over forty years, and is the market leading provider of voice and high-speed data communications for users on land, at sea and in the air through its constellation of 14 geostationary satellites.  Inmarsat is a privately owned company with a profitable track record and significant growth aspirations. This is represented by more than 55 nationalities in the workforce, reflecting the global and dynamic nature of the business. With an investment of over $3 billion in its latest network infrastructure, Inmarsat is at the forefront of global mobile communications innovation.

Chief Operations Office 

Inmarsat's Chief Operations Office (COO) plays a vital role managing the services that keep our business running and delivering to our customers. COO consists of 9 functions including: Satellite Operations, Network Operations, Service Assurance, Service Delivery Aviation and Customer Assurance, Service Delivery and Supply Chain, Project Management Office, Global Cyber Security and Group IT

Job Description

Primary role purpose:

The Inmarsat Satellite Control Centre (SCC) monitors and controls a fleet of 15 satellites and ground stations making use of many automation tools. The Satellite Operation Support Group is a small team of developers who over the years have built the I4S Ground Control System which collects data from various entities (satellite and ground equipment) and present it to the spacecraft controller via a unified graphical interface.

The candidate will be part of this team and will contribute to the long term development of the I4S product for the Inmarsat SCC and our community of external customers. Specifically, the successful candidates will be involved in the development of the GX789 satellite and payload control centre.

Key Responsibilities:

Inmarsat is looking for a well motivated, self reliant, experienced software developer to join in the following activities:

  • Quickly familiarize with the I4S product which is a complex system comprising of C++/Java modules;
  • Assist and take the lead in small and large I4S enhancement projects initiated by the Inmarsat SCC or our external customers; in the first instance these initiatives will be the satellite and payload control systems for the new generation of satellite GX789.
  • Perform requirements analysis and accurate estimates of development effort;
  • Design, implement, debug and test any new development;
  • Write technical documentation/ presentation to support the reviews required by the programme is involved in; Inmarsat has been used a classical waterfall approach to development but we are starting to use more agile methods. Familiarity with both approaches is expected.
  • Interface at all levels within the Satellite Control Department staff as well as our external customers
  • Interface with our development partners and support integration activities.
  • Interface with our supplier and making sure that Inmarsat gets high quality deliveries that comply with our standards.
  • Join our 24 hour on-call rota for emergency support of the Inmarsat SCC


Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • University degree in Computer Science or other STEM discipline
  • C++
  • Proficiency in Linux/Windows distributed computing
  • Knowledge of configuration control tools (GIT)
  • Knowledge of databases (PostGres, Cassandra)
  • Experience with development of complex software tools in small/medium teams.
  • Good communications skills and command of the English language

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • Space Domain Knowledge
  • Java
  • Kakfa
  • Scripting languages such as python/perl
  • Familiarity with web-based interface (Rest)
  • Understanding of industry standard Secure Development practices
  • Docker

Please note that for some projects UK Security Clearance (SC Level) might be required. In such case we will support you with the application to achieve it.

Additional information 

You must be eligible to work in this location advertised.

Inmarsat Values: 

Our values define Inmarsat's culture and represent what we believe in. Inmarsat employees aspire to certain behaviours which support our corporate values, they create a stronger working environment and lie at the heart of our continued success as an organisation.

  • Accountability - taking ownership, getting results and keeping our promises
  • Respect - collaborating, embracing diversity and valuing differences
  • Excellence - creating bold solutions for our customers and putting quality at the heart of everything we do

Contact Name: Inmarsat Global
Reference: TJ/10388/743999812990171
Job ID: 3084425

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