Senior Simulation Engineer Ref# V-32565-7

  • South East, Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32565-7

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a global leader in Space and Satellite sustainability, a dynamic and rapidly growing technology innovator who are making hugely positive contributions to the growing problem of orbital space debris.

Their missions rely on powerful satellite simulators for validating and preparing the mission operations. They require a Senior Simulation Engineer to be instrumental in the future development of an innovative satellite servicing spacecraft by developing state-of-the-art simulators, with responsibilities across the whole lifecycle from design and development to testing and deployment.

Responsibilities for the Senior Simulation Engineer:

  • Design, development, integration, validation, deployment and ongoing maintenance of spacecraft simulation software 
  • Provide technical expertise as Subject Matter Expert regarding simulator development 
  • Develop and integrate spacecraft simulation software based on client’s requirements  
  • Validate, configure, and deploy simulation software
  • Perform maintenance activities on simulators to ensure highest availability to users 

Experience required by the Senior Simulation Engineer: 

  • University degree in Computer Science, Electronics, or other STEM discipline  
  • Minimum 5+ years of space industry experience in modelling and simulation of digital electronics (processors, memory, FPGA) and interfaces/buses (CANBus, RS422, RS485, SpaceWire) 
  • Minimum 5+ years of industry experience in software development using C/C++ , real-time software development, preferably using modelling and simulation technologies 
  • Experience with SMP2 and SIMULUS Suite and/or other spacecraft simulation frameworks 
  • Experience with an emulation suite, preferably ESOC Emulator Suite or TEMU 


  • Competitive base salary
  • Opportunity to work with a highly talented, diverse & dynamic international team with cutting edge technology
  • Flexible working
  • Hybrid working
  • 25 days holiday + 8 days Bank Holiday
  • Life insurance and long-term sick pay
  • Private healthcare (taxable benefit)

If your skills and experience match this Senior Simulation Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to

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