Technical and Engineering, Engineering general

Embedded Software Engineer

Last updated: 1 week ago
Expires: 1 month from now
Job Role:
Technical and Engineering, Engineering general
Aircraft type:
United Kingdom

Job description

Job Summary

We are looking for an experienced Embedded Software Engineer to join Airbus Defence and Space in Portsmouth. You will join our Modem team within the UK System Delivery group.

The team is undertaking the design and implementation of a satellite communications Software Defined Radio (SDR) modem. You will be part of a small multi-disciplinary team containing software, system, firmware and infrastructure engineers. There will be scope in the future to work on further developments as project needs arise.

You will research and develop aspects of modem products and associated communications systems, using your experience in software within complex systems.

You will already have or must be able to obtain SC.

Job Profile

  • Developing software aspects to support the operation of satellite modem products based on Software Defined Radio (SDR) technologies.
  • Definition, implementation, verification and validation activities associated with these solutions.
  • Work in response to requirements, defining sub-systems, communicating risk and specifying test and verification techniques.
  • Occasionally diagnose software problems in the laboratory prototyping environment.
  • Develop and maintain skills to support on-going and future development.

Skills/Experience Required

Essential experience with -

  • Modern C++ software engineering for target Linux platforms to a high standard
  • Developing using Eclipse CDT running on a Linux based operating system
  • Device management interfaces (e.g. SNMP, Web) for design, implementation and test
  • Git for version control
  • Inter-process communication and techniques
  • Unit and integration test tools (e.g. Google Test, Robot Framework)
  • Atlassian toolset (e.g. Jira, Confluence, BitBucket)

Desirable skills -

  • Agile or Scrum working environment experience would be very beneficial
  • System and software modelling tools such as Enterprise Architect (SysML / UML)
  • User interface design, implementation and test using HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Target Industries -





Working Pattern

Monday to Friday days

3 days onsite 2 days WFH but flexible




Probable extension after initial contract duration

Reason for vacancy


Interview Process

One stage interview - virtual


One stage interview - on site if local

Guidant Global (Airbus) is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Modern C++ , Jira, Confluence, BitBucket