Software Developer

Luton, UK/Remote
Added: April 22, 2024


We are looking for a Software Developer to support space industry ground segment system project work.

Telespazio UK is part of a company containing over 2500 people working in the growing field of Space Systems and operations and Geo-Information. Telespazio is majority owned by Leonardo, one of the UK’s largest defence, aerospace and security companies. Telespazio is looking to fill a diverse and critical role to support our broad Space systems architecture work covering missions across UK and European, in civil and defence.


Software Developer

  • Design and Development of software solutions for ground applications in the space domain, potentially including;
  • Web applications for data visualisation and exploitation
  • Monitoring and Control Segment Systems
  • Mission Systems
  • User Segment Systems
  • Earth Observation Data Management Systems
  • Plan and execute Integration and Test campaigns
  • Production of documents (technical and also development plans)
  • Preparation and participation in technical reviews

Qualifications & Experience

  • University Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering or related discipline with software modules.
  • 3-10 years commercial experience of software development, preferably in the space industry but not essential

Essential Skills

  • Requirements analysis
  • Software system development using modern architectures
  • Configuration management (Git source code control)
  • Agile software development methodology
  • Linux and/or Windows development
  • Resource Oriented Architecture Development (REST)
  • Continuous integration/deployment environments (e.g. Jenkins, Buildkite)
  • Virtualisation / cloud based computing(e.g. AWS, Azure)
  • Containers and Orchestration (e.g. Docker/Kubernetes/ArgoCD)
  • DevOps

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of Ground Segment Systems
  • Machine learning and AI
  • Knowledge of OGC Standards (e.g. WPS, WMS, WFS, WCS)
  • Knowledge of Linked Data (e.g. RDF, SPARQL)
  • User Identification, Authentication and Authorisation (e.g. SAML, OAUTH, OIDC)
  • Big Data Processing & Frameworks (e.g. Hadoop)
  • Big Data Databases (e.g. HDFS, other non-SQL)
  • Scripting (e.g. shell, perl, python)


  • Self-starter
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Team player, open and keen to contribute
  • Conscientious, hard working
  • Attention to detail