C++ Ground Software Engineer

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    Software Developer

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  • Salary:

    £60 - £70 per hour

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    Phil Johnson

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months +

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C++ Ground Software Engineer

+ 12 months + contract

+ Hybrid role - Hampshire based with remote working

+ £60 to £70 per hour

+ Inside IR35

Key Skills:

+ C++ & UML

+ DO178 or DO278

The candidate will provide an interface between the UAV operators and the fleet of remote aircraft.

The successful candidate will be involved in all stages of the development of the ground software, from gathering requirements from stakeholders, through design, programming, testing, deployment, and ongoing maintenance.

Tasks and accountabilities

  • Gather and document requirements for new software developments

  • Software design and formal review process

  • Software coding, including prototype development and responding to user feedback during development

  • Specification of test criteria and development of test procedures

  • Production of documentation: including design documents, user manuals and operator training materials.

  • Ensure software retains MISRA-C++ compliance and high-levels of statement coverage

  • Assist in gaining and maintaining RTCA DO-278C compliance

Essential - Skills/Experience Required

We appreciate that not everyone will have all the skills/experience listed below, and would welcome applications even if you do not meet all the requirements.

  • PC application development (preferably for Windows OS)

  • C++ software development

  • HMI/GUI application development

  • Requirements modelling and documentation

  • Software architecture and Detailed Design documentation

  • Network protocols and associated APIs

  • Some experience with control room software would be useful

  • Familiarity with the V-model of application development

  • Experience developing safety related/critical software to RTCA DO-278 would be useful

  • Experience conforming to MISRA- C++ coding standard would be an advantage

The base of Work. A hybrid role with a minimum of two days per working on-site at the Kelleher Centre, Farnborough