Software Development Engineer

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With OneWeb, You’ll Get To: 

  • Be part of the technology revolution in Space
  • Bring transformative connectivity to remote places for the first time
  • Support the launch and operations of our LEO satellite constellation
  • Work with razor-sharp colleagues in a company where people come first


Who You Are: You’re passionate about technology and are excited to work with satellites.  You’re an agile self-starter and love the nitty gritty.  You read, learn, examine, and are full of ideas.  You’re sparked by a fast pace and new challenges. You want to make a real difference in the world by revolutionizing technology in Space.   

What You’ll Do: 

The Software Development Engineer will develop software for various operations segments across the OneWeb technical teams and operations centers.  This individual will assume an integral role in software development, integration, test, and operational engineering support. This individual should be familiar with satellite commanding & telemetry, flight dynamics, or mission management implementations. The candidate shall demonstrate the ability to work with minimal supervision and experience in working in agile team environment.

The Software Development Engineer will work with the operational teams for the development of the Command and Control, Flight Dynamics, or Mission Management software applications in the OneWeb Operations Centers.  The candidate will support the design and implementation of ground system solutions using cutting-edge technologies in a virtualized environment.  The individual will perform system integration and test activities involving integration sequences relative to complex software and hardware subsystems in the OneWeb Fleet Management or Communications Ground Segments. This position will require working closely with systems engineers, other software engineers, and mission operations members to support the system application throughout the software life cycle.

The candidate should provide support during normal working hours. The candidate may periodically provide shift support during critical operations and may periodically staff the on-call support rotation such that safe and efficient operations are ensured by the OneWeb Operations Teams on a 24/7 basis.  The Software Development Engineer plays an integral role in the successful operations of the OneWeb constellation.

Duties will include:

  • Develop and maintain software that performs Operations Center functions such as command and control, orbit determination and maneuver planning, or mission management
  • Troubleshoot software issues in an operational environment
  • Replace repetitive tasks with robust automation
  • Perform development activities through the software development lifecycle
  • Create test plans and perform functional software testing
  • Support system readiness, planning, preparation, execution, and evaluation for all phases of spacecraft lifetime; from launch to mission to de-orbit

What It Takes: 

  • 3-5 years of object-oriented language experience (e.g. Java, C#)
  • Experience in Unix/Linux based development environment
  • Experience in designing and developing RESTful web services
  • Experience in API management
  • Experience and knowledge related to software discipline process development and deployment
  • BS in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or Aerospace Engineering
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently when necessary
  • High level of problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to work in an environment with rapidly evolving system requirements
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

What We’d Love:

  • Python experience
  • Prior experience developing operational software
  • Experience with the Cesium JavaScript WebGL framework
  • Prior experience developing satellite ground system software
  • Experience with database design
  • Experience in web server design and web development (ES6)
  • Experience with cloud computing and VMware virtualization environments
  • Experience with multi-tasking and distributed software development

Where You’ll Be: 

Satellite Operations Center in Tysons Corner, VA or London, UK.

OneWeb is a global leader in connectivity from Space. We are building a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites with a network of global gateway stations and a range of user terminals to provide an affordable, fast, high-bandwidth and low-latency broadband communications services, connected to the IoT future and a pathway to 5G. Find out more at http://www.oneweb.world  

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United Kingdom, McLean, VA or London

Posted 6 months ago

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