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Junior Real-Time Embedded Software Engineer

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Recruiter: Airbus
Listed on: 3rd August
Location: Stevenage
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent


Are you a junior, real-time embedded software developer looking for your next move?
Do you have a passion for all things space related?
Does being part of a team that provides cutting edge technology for use in space science missions excite you?
If so, we want you to join our rapidly expanding family of highly motivated and skilled software engineers.


You will be based in Stevenage in the UK, where a quarter of all the satellites orbiting earth are manufactured, and which has always been at the forefront of innovation and technology. 
You will be joining a team of between 5-30 Engineers, depending on the project, you will also be part of our much wider, transnational, on-board software engineering community spread across Europe, providing you with the prospects and opportunities to be part of an even wider variety of space related activities and missions.

The successful candidate will be subject to a BPSS check (including a criminal record check) in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

Tasks and Accountabilities

As an on-board software (OBSW) engineer working within Airbus, you will be part of a multidisciplinary, and highly skilled, team which is constantly striving to deliver high quality solutions for projects
We are currently developing software for two Mars Rovers that will be launched over the next 5 years
After your induction and training is completed you will be working with a team, assisting with:

  • Developing software for a state of the art next generation communications satellite

  • Providing technical expertise on other satellite developments, as well as being involved in upcoming programmes to measure space weather (solar flares etc), the effect of climate change on our planet using state of the art technology

  • Developing AI solutions for use in different satellite missions, both in space and on the ground.

Skills and Experience

Ideally you will have a background is Space systems, but more importantly you will be a software engineer who has an background in, Real-Time embedded systems as well as having the passion to tackle some of the most challenging problems in aerospace
The following is also required:

  • A degree in computer science, software engineering or similar discipline

  • Previous experience using C and/or JAVA language

  • Your software skills will be complemented by being:

  • Open, Honest and Flexible

  • Striving to achieve team and individual goals

  • Proactive and results orientated

  • Ability to work under pressure and where necessary with minimum supervision

  • Fluent, both orally and written, in the English language.


There may be a need to travel, but purely ad-hoc, on a specific project basis - the role per se doesn't require any travel.

In return Airbus can offer 

We have a proud record of developing engineers by actively affording them the support and opportunities to develop themselves, and forge a career that is truly unique - whether that be within the purely technical domain, as a technical lead or SW architects, there are plenty of avenues to evolve and hone your unique skill set.
Alongside this bespoke training, we also offer:

  • 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

  • 37 hour week with half day finishes on Fridays (that's on top of your 25 days annual leave and bank holidays!)

  • Great contributory pension scheme

  • Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. 

Please talk to us at the 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. We value the strength that diverse perspectives bring to our business, so if you require any reasonable adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.

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

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.
Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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.

Contact Name: Airbus
Reference: TJ/7674/531710788
Job ID: 3125714

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