Software Engineer / Developer

Posted by Planet Forward Ltd on 20/03/2020 (09:56)

Burgess Hill, West Sussex
£35,000 - £45,000/annum flexible doe
20/03/2020 (09:56)
Planet Forward Ltd

We are a globally recognised, multibillion-dollar specialist Aerospace and Defence company who have been ranked as one of the top five, industry wide for several years.

Our West Sussex facility, a centre of excellence for simulation and training solutions, designs, develops, manufactures and delivers high-fidelity, high-contrast, display and projector systems for use in highly immersive simulation and training applications for commercial and military aviation, call-for-fires scenarios, unmanned aircraft control and operations, and ground vehicle operations and maintenance.

Products include a full range of sophisticated visual simulation software, image generators, databases/synthetic environments, display systems and full flight simulator building blocks.

We are seeking to hire a Software Engineer to join the team.  You will be responsible for designing and developing high-fidelity, high-contrast simulation software and applications to support the building of synthetic environment databases for use in highly immersive simulation and training applications for commercial and military aviation projects worldwide.

A strong technical background in C++ is essential to be considered for this position.

Due to the nature of the work carried out at this site, you MUST be eligible to obtain and retain BPSS clearance as a minimum. 

We pride ourselves in offering an excellent working environment and opportunities for career progression.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Design, code, test, integrate, and document software to high standard
  • Expand capability of existing solutions by taking into account advancements in techniques and changes to requirements.
  • Contribute to software engineering requirements capture and analysis in area of domain expertise and capable of producing engineering estimates for individual tasks.
  • Perform debugging and integration of software components above and below currently developed software.
  • Participate in cross-functional team efforts in definition, integration, verification, and validation of products and sub-systems of moderate to high complexity.
  • Contribute to technical presentations and support customer demonstrations in domain area.
  • Identify the root cause of moderate to complex software issues and systems issues using appropriate debug and analysis tools.

Key Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline
  • Recent experience of C++
  • Experience of OpenGL or DirectX is highly desirable although not essential
  • Experience of HTML / CSS / Javascript is highly desirable although not essential
  • Experience of C#, Python is highly desirable although not essential
  • Experience of IDE – Visual Studio is highly desirable although not essential                                                                       
  • Experience of UML design tools is highly desirable although not essential
  • Experience of Agile software development is highly desirable although not essential                                                          
  • Experience of simulation and training systems software is highly desirable although not essential          


  • 37.5 hour week
  • Annual Bonus
  • Flexible working including Flexitime
  • 25 days holiday (Increases with years of service up to 30 days)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Private Pension Scheme
  • Income Protection Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Other benefits

We are an equal opportunities Business. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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KEY SKILLS: Software engineer, developer, STEM, C++, OpenGL, DirectX, HTML, CSS, Javascript, C#, Python, IDE, Visual Studio, UML design tool, Agile, software development, simulation software, training software, visual systems

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