Would you like to work for a leading global aerospace and defence organisation?
The primary role involves the inception and development of embedded software for a range of Precision Guidance products, which typically include functions such as:
Control and non-uniformity correction of electro-optic imaging sensors
Dynamic feedback control systems for electro-optic sightline steering mechanisms
Dynamic feedback control systems for ancillary subsystems such as thermal reference devices, miniature actuation mechanisms etc.
Image processing to acquire and track objects of interest, often within complex and dynamic scenes
System management and interfacing with other key avionic subsystems
High integrity built-in test
Data fusion between intrinsic or extrinsic data
Particular project opportunities at this time include definition and development of an evaluation imaging sensor system requiring a plug and play method of hosting existing and future algorithms; maturation and development of a prototype missile seeker to undergo a real-world trial as part of a UK MoD Technology Demonstration Programme; and full development of a replacement forward-looking infrared avionic equipment for the US Harrier AV-8B.
This will involve: -
Contributing to the high-level requirements capture and concept design in order to enable the requirements applicable to software to be well-derived. In some cases, this may involve direct liaison with system customers to elicit requirements and drive this process.
Definition and authoring of software development plans, balancing the needs of a given project with appropriate company and external processes.
Thorough and accurate estimation based on appropriate sub work breakdown structures, scheduling and assumptions in addition to the known technical requirements.
Authoring and review of software requirement specifications.
Development of software through both classical and model-driven processes, typically combining these approaches appropriately.
In all cases work closely as part of multi-functional integrated project teams, both as a lone software engineer or as part of a software sub-team.
Generation of software test plans and specifications.
Support to module and system-level integration, execution of testing and analysis of test recordings and results.
Support to real-world integration and trials where applicable.
Core skills required:
Good interpersonal skills and behaviours
Thorough understanding of embedded software development
Proven capability in developing successful software solutions using a range of languages and toolsets
Essential: C / C++
Desirable: Java, Python, Delphi
Some familiarity with image based acquisition and tracking
Familiarity with software development via model-driven engineering, including detailed knowledge of auto-coding from Matlab and Simulink
Proven practitioner with standard Microsoft Office tools
Familiarity with the following auxiliary tools is desirable:
Configuration control using Dimensions and Teamcenter
Desktop Linux familiarity