Lead Embedded Software Developer

07 Oct 2016
04 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
The Opportunity

We are looking for a Lead Embedded Software Developer to own the architecture and design of software for the next generation of advanced missile systems. MBDA produce some of the most advanced missile systems in the world - we are looking for a software engineer to work with us to develop the next generation of products whilst maintaining our enviable reputation for safety, performance and dependability.

The Role

- The role is based at our Stevenage development facility. You will be designing the low level and application software for a range of missile related systems and product lines, initially focusing on Datalinks and Telemetry Subsystems.
- The Datalink products are bespoke, complex radio systems that provide the communication link between the missile in flight and the launch platform, which could be Ground, Sea or Air.
- The Telemetry units are a different type of bespoke radio system which allows the transmission of performance data from the missile during test firings.
- This is a senior technical role - you will be responsible for the architecture and design of the software that comprises our Datalink and Telemetry products and will have responsibility for ensuring that the resulting implementations are reliable, safe, secure, maintainable and adaptable.
- You will provide technical direction and leadership in the Datalinks and Telemetry teams - as such, you will have excellent communication skills and be confident working with and influencing colleagues from other disciplines.

What`s in it for you?

- This is a great role for somebody with plenty of experience in the design of high reliability embedded software - you may already be doing a similar job or you might be looking for the next move into a more senior architectural role.
- Many of our products and components are used internationally, so there may be the opportunity to travel both within the UK and to our sites in Paris and Rome.
- We offer a relaxed working environment and the opportunity to develop your skills across a wide range of products and technologies.

What`s great about the team?

- You will be joining a team that continues to develop the software that drives some of the most advanced missile systems in the world.
- We apply small, focused teams of engineers to complex problems - you will be working with a talented group of experienced software, systems and electronics engineers on some very interesting products.

What are we looking for?

- You will ideally have a good degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Electronics combined with significant experience in the design of low-level and application software for high integrity embedded systems.
It is likely that your experience was gained in defence, automotive, aerospace, telecoms or consumer electronics. - You will have worked the full lifecycle (conception through to delivery) on a number of projects, taking a lead software designer role in at least one.
- You will have a good working knowledge of Real Time Operating Systems and be able to talk confidently about the development of real-time software on multi-core platforms.
- You will favour a collaborative, open approach to development and have the ability to inspire others, and maintain momentum during development.
- The software that you develop will be used across multiple products at several sites, so strong communication skills and the ability to motivate and influence others are essential.
- You will have experience of UML and perhaps SysML and be able to discuss the pros and cons of these languages.
- You will have some experience in model-driven development, using tools such as IBM Rhapsody.
- Background in software safety with knowledge of standards such as DO-178B/C, DefStan 00-55 or IEC-61508 and restricted coding standards such as MISRA / SPARK will be an advantage.

What would you get?

- Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), and superb learning and development opportunities.

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