Embedded Software Engineer

companyGuidant Global (Agency)
locationUnited Kingdom
PublishedPublished: Published 1 month ago
Engineering general

Job Summary

We are looking for a Software Engineer to join Airbus Defence and Space in Portsmouth. You will join our Modem team within the Product Engineering 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.

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 -

  • Proven modern C++ software engineering on Linux platforms to a high standard
  • Proven modern Java software engineering on Linux/Windows platforms to a high standard
  • Experience of device management interfaces (e.g. SNMP, Web) for design, implementation and test
  • Experience of working with Git for version control and Eclipse CDT for development
  • Knowledge and application of inter-process communication and techniques

Desirable -

  • Experience of system and software modelling tools such as Enterprise Architect (SysML / UML)
  • Experience of unit and integration test tools (e.g. Google Test, Robot Framework)
  • Experience working in an Agile or Scrum environment would be beneficial (e.g. Atlassian Jira, Confluence, BitBucket)
  • Experience in user interface design, implementation and test using HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Target Industries -





Working Pattern

Fully on Site


Probable extension after initial contract duration

Reason for vacancy


Interview Process

One stage interview - virtual


One stage interview - on site if local

Please note: SC Clearance is required for this role.

C++ software engineering on Linux platforms, Agile or Scrum environment, Enterprise Architect