Date Posted
24 Jul 2019

Cobham Aerospace Connectivity are looking for Senior Software Engineer


This role is based in Leatherhead, Surrey


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.

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

  • Team working ability and drive to deliver on time
  • C experience in an embedded, real-time Linux environment
  • Experience of embedded processors and Linux on embedded targets
  • Experience with producing custom Linux distributions, for example, using Yocto
  • Experience of writing Linux device drivers to interface hardware devices and peripherals
  • Solid understanding of software development life-cycles and processes
  • Experience of requirement analysis, software design and software architecture
  • Experience with Git, DOORS NG, JIRA, UML and continuous integration
  • Behavioural: self-starting, adaptable, problem solving 

  • Interfacing with FPGAs and working with Systems on a Chip (SoC)
  • Wireless audio communications systems, voice over IP (VoIP)
  • Network packet processing, including Internet protocol (IP) v4 and v6 routing
  • Python for scripting and user interface design
  • Working to airborne software standards, for example, DO-178C or similar

As a Senior Software Engineer your main responsibilities will involve:

  • The purpose of the role is the design, coding, debugging, testing and maintenance of software for embedded applications encompassing both low-level hardware interface 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 an embedded operating system environment, application logic, peripheral drivers, protocols 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. 
About Cobham Aerospace Connectivity
Cobham Aerospace Connectivity develop and manufacture high specification sector and multi-sector, directional, omni-directional, ultra-wideband (UWB) and MIMO antennas.

A wide range of products are available for customers, small and large, worldwide in Commercial, Military, Satellite and Security markets. 

About Cobham plc

Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator, respected for providing solutions to the greatest challenges, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.


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Sarah Garraway
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