Full Stack Software Engineer

Open Cosmos

Direct Entry Job Permanent Harwell, UK

Uploaded 12 May 2019

Job Description

Based at one of the world’s leading space campuses in Harwell, Oxfordshire, we are a young and ambitious team with the drive to define a greater future for this planet and the people living on it; therefore, when our minds come together to fulfill our mission to democratise the space we are happy to be part of something that is more than the best of each of ourselves.

Description of the Position

You will be joining the Open Cosmos Programmes software development team and you will be responsible for designing, implementing, testing and delivering several of the software modules of one of our core products: beeApp.  

Tasks and responsibilities    

  • Participate in the software architecture design    
  • Lead the design and implementation of front end modules    
  • Lead the design and implementation of back end modules
  • Integration of development operation tools    
  • Support the Customer Success Team to improve the user experience   
  • Input to the technical roadmap

You will enjoy  

  • Working with a team of people to build the future of a new space industry    
  • Working at one of the world’s leading space campuses    
  • 25 days holidays + 8 bank holidays    
  • Attractive Pension Scheme & Immediate enrolment    
  • Transport Allowance – extra pocket money to support our best talent working together    
  • Healthy snacks and pick’n’mix sweets at the office    
  • Social clubs organised by the team – so far we’ve got Run Club, Paella Club, ice-skating Club and Thirsty Club – suggest something new?    
  • Annual Company Retreat    
  • Remote working as per company policy    
  • Working from home as per company policy    
  • Annual Salary Review

How to apply  

Visit the career section of our website here: https://opencosmos.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=17    

Please include your CV, Cover Letter (max ½ page) and any relevant links to your work. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Person Specification

Attitude and experience    

  • Experience in data bases    
  • Experience in front end development   
  • Experience in implementing back end algorithms    
  • Experience in integrating development operations & developer experience tools    
  • Proactiveness    
  • Quick to learn and coach others   


  • Front end skills in React and other frameworks like ES2017, HTML5 or CSS4    
  • Back end skills in SQL, Java, C++ or C#  will be highly valued    
  • Knowledge in tools such as Kubernetes, GitLab CI/CD, Terraform, Unix Command Line, Bash scripting, build systems or Testing frameworks