Payload Processing System Engineer


Direct Entry Job Permanent Guildford, UK

Uploaded 21 Jul 2021

Job Description

Key Purpose

Please note - This role falls within IR35

Technical Lead for a Payload Data Ground System (PDGS) development.  The system will process data from a GNSS reflectometry payload.

Key Tasks

  • Working with System Engineer, the Science Technical Lead and other Project team members to capture Requirements
  • Establish PDGS system design built on heritage approaches and manage evolution through project
  • Evaluate PDGS Hosting options and manage the implementation
  • Prepare interface specifications for external suppliers
  • Tracking progress of Software items through project
  • Liaising with Customer and Suppliers
  • Working with in-house SW team
  • Development of Verification & Test plans
  • Configuration of test environment and possible development of test programs
  • Presentation of Technical and Programmatic aspects at Customer and Internal Design reviews
  • Other Ground Systems’ related support tasks as required on the project

Mixture of remote working and work at SSTL in Guildford

Inside IR35

Person Specification

Skills & Experience

A good degree or equivalent in Engineering, Computing or similar subject

  • Experience of working in Engineering/Aerospace environment.
  • Proven experience working in Software Development
  • Experience of Software/Hardware systems.

Experience of Data processing systems


  • Good Team working skills
  • Flexible and able to work under pressure
  • Able to plan and manage work packages
  • Requirements capture
  • Software System Design
  • Writing Verification & Test plans
  • Appreciation of Configuration/Version control issues


  • Knowledge of working with ESA ECSS software standards
  • Knowledge of working with Space Systems
  • Knowledge of C/C++/Python
  • Knowledge of Payload processing systems  (Payload systems and simulation environments)