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Senior Software Engineer

Cobham Plc
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10 Apr 2021

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Cobham Aerospace Connectivity are looking for a Senior Software Engineer

This role is based in Marlow.

Cobham, the leading global technology and services innovator have a fantastic to work on our market leading products providing Microwave, RF antenna and Electronic Design within the Aerospace Connectivity Business Unit of Cobham's Communications and Connectivity Sector. Our products are designed for air, land and sea to high specifications and with new products coming through you will be involved in exciting technical challenges.

Our technology

Cobham Aerospace Connectivity design and manufacture active and passive avionics antennas and electronic control systems for military and civil communications, navigation and search and rescue applications. We pioneered frequency agile VHF tuneable antennas and continue to be a key supplier to major avionics companies. Our GPS anti-jam technology utilises state of the art DSP algorithms with an active antenna to eliminate both narrow-band and wide-band jamming signals. We have world leading technology in Ground Penetrating Radar and RF interference mitigation. Both military and civil users rely on our direction finding systems for search and rescue operations. We develop and manufacture high specification sector and multi-sector, directional, omni-directional, ultra-wideband (UWB) and MIMO antennas.

Role Responsibilities

•The purpose of the role is the design, coding, debugging, testing and maintenance of software for embedded applications encompassing both low-level microprocessor code as well as higher level software designs running within an embedded operating system environment.

•This will be undertaken alongside other technical activities while working with hardware and software engineers to deliver specific project goals derived from future product requirements.

•Responsibilities will include the development and implementation of application logic, peripheral drivers, protocols, human-machine interfaces and documentation of the same.

•A key element of the role will be the delivery of software within agreed timescales and to budget.

•The right candidate will be capable of designing and delivering robust code. Demonstration of competence in using C is essential as is embedded programming experience of both low level and high level code.

As a Senior Software Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

• Team working ability and drive to deliver on time

• C/C++ experience in an embedded environment

• Object Oriented Design and Programming experience

• Experience of embedded processors

• Experience of interfacing with hardware devices

• Solid understanding of software development life-cycles and processes

• Experience of requirement analysis, software design and software architecture

• Behavioural: self-starting, adaptable, problem solving

Desirable competencies

• Familiarity with desktop application, GUI/event-based design

• Experience with embedded operating systems

• Knowledge of aviation regulatory standards for software: DO-178

• Experience programming peripheral interfaces, particularly Ethernet, SPI, serial ports

About Cobham Aerospace Connectivity

Manufacturers of secure, reliable communications and navigation systems

We are innovative system integrators with a pedigree of capability in Communications, Navigation and Electronic Warfare for aerospace and defence. Through continual innovation, we are able to supply highly resilient, totally dependable systems with low through-life costs that deliver outstanding performance and value. Our air, land and maritime products include Antenna Systems, Anti-Jam GPS, Radio, Audio, Air Traffic Management Systems and Electronic Warfare
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