Ground Segment Systems Software Engineer

Telespazio VEGA UK

Graduate Position Permanent Luton, UK

Uploaded 11 Mar 2022

Job Description

The successful candidate can expect to be involved in;

  • Design & development, utilising state of the art software architectures andtechniques for software based Ground Segment Systems, potentially including:
    • Launch Systems
    • Monitoring and Control Segment Systems
    • Mission Systems
    • User Segment Systems
    • Earth Observation Data management systems
  • Planning and executing integration and testing
  • Production of documents (technical and also development plans)
  • Preparing and participating in technical reviews

Candidates will also be expected to contribute to the preparation of proposals to win new work including:

  • Understanding of the technical requirements and the context within the overall project scope
  • Designing modern, scalable solutions to the requirements
  • Writing clear, concise, technical descriptions to express the solution and its benefits to the client

Person Specification


  • University Bachelor’s Degree (in a relevant topic, with Software Engineering modules) or equivalent experience
  • 3 or more years experience of software development, ideally within the space industry


  • Software system design and development using modern architectures
  • Knowledge of Ground Segment Systems
  • Cloud based computing / microservices
  • Containers and Orchestration (e.g. Docker/Kubernetes)
  • Machine Learning and AI
  • Resource Oriented Architecture Development (REST)
  • Continuous integration/deployment environments (e.g. Jenkins)
  • Agile software development methodology
  • Linux development
  • DevOps
  • Requirements analysis
  • Strong written and oral communication