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Software Engineers – Aerospace & Space

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Are you a qualified Software Engineer, keen to develop a career in aerospace, space & defence domains ? Do you have techical skills including C, C++ and / or Java in Linux and / or Windows environments? AKKA UK continue to grow our in-house software capability and would welcome software development engineers, of all levels, interested in the opportunity to work with a consultancy, across multiple sectors

With successful support and delivery of ongoing projects and customers throughout the UK, further business development is creating the demand for a range of software development skillsets. With our head office in Bristol, current requirements exist in the South East and South West, so if you are interested in working on a range of cutting edge projects, with a variety of customers, please get in touch.

Key Tasks and Accountabilities

  • Performing software development activities for the development of an embedded systems
  • Excellent technical skills in C++ & Java and demonstrated experience in realtime simulation/test rig development to complement our existing team.
  • Development of existing/next generation of functional real-time simulators as well as support end-users with existing simulators functionality (training and bug fixes).
  • Good knowledge of Bash and/or Python – Expert knowledge of the Linux OS and Eclipse SDE
  • Able to manually handle fragile electronics equipment.


Skills & Knowledge Required

  • A degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar
  • Experience of software development for embedded systems
  • Experience of SDLC – full lifecycle
  • Development of software architecture
  • Working in an in an Agile driven environment
  • Requiring great organisational, planning and verbal & written verbal skills
  • Java – ideally up to Java 8
  • Object Orientated Development – OOP, OOA, OOD
  • Eclipse
  • Windows & Linux platform development
  • Knowledge and thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle
  • Experience with source code management using SVN/GIT (branching, merging, vendor branch etc.) – Experience with bug-tracking systems (i.e. Redmine or other)
  • Experience with Continuous Integration methods and associated tools/technologies (Jenkins).
  • Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD) using junit would be beneficial

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of Spacecraft avionics systems – Knowledge of one or more of the following data protocols (SpaceWire, MilSTD 1553, ECSS PUS, CAN.
  • Requiring great organisational, planning and verbal & written verbal skills
  • Opportunity and requirement to support projects on UK customer sites

Benefits & Reward :

  • Excellent benefits including a generous company pension, private medical (cover for dependants) & income protection insurance, child care vouchers, cycle to work and access to perkbox, an online platform providing discounts to leading UK brands.

About AKKA :

AKKA is an engineering and technology consultancy group which supports its clients to meet their technical and commercial challenges. We bring the power of a global capability and the unique position of being able to harness transnational flexibility whilst offering the benefit of a local presence with our clients. A truly integrated organisation, our business units work hand-in-hand to deliver complex international projects where the expertise of our consulting engineers has become a major asset for our clients.

With nearly 15,000 skilled employees and a solid presence in Europe, Asia, and North America, we have grown to become one of the world’s leading engineering consulting companies, with a strong focus on the mobility sectors of aerospace, automotive and rail. Our Bristol engineering centre works closely with some of the world’s leading aerospace companies in technical domains including aircraft systems, software, mechanical and manufacturing engineering. AKKA offers a range of fully-managed work packages in support of many of the world’s major civil and military aircraft programmes.

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