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Senior Systems Engineer

  • South East, Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32496-6

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.

They require a Senior Systems Engineer to be responsible for taking the lead on certain aspects of project work as well as mentoring other members of the team. The successful appointee will be a Senior Engineer with hands-on experience working on spacecraft systems, at a level where he/she can come in and start contributing to projects straight away.

The company offer hybrid working and flexible hours, and you will join a team of highly talented engineers working on cutting edge technology, in their office and cleanroom facility in Oxford.

Responsibilities for the Senior Systems Engineer:

  • Development of spacecraft mission and system design including requirements derivation and CONOPS definition.
  • Performing mission analysis and modelling of spacecraft missions.
  • Trade-off and control platform systems budgets e.g. mass, power, data, fuel.
  • Production of mission-level test and verification plans.
  • Production of mission-level FMECA, FTA and FDIR.

Skills & Experience required by the Senior Systems Engineer:

  • Right to work in the UK and eligible for a Security Clearance application (Mandatory).
  • Diploma; bachelor or master’s degree in systems engineering, electrical engineering or another relevant discipline.
  • At least 10+ years of commercial experience in a Systems Engineering role for satellite platform architecture.
  • Knowledge of the systems and project engineering lifecycle from requirements definition through to verification, including experience of leading or planning for project review gates in satellite engineering e.g. SRR, PDR, CDR, etc.
  • Experience in mission and systems architecture definition and CONOPS, especially understanding of both space and ground segment interaction.

 Benefits:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Opportunity to work with a highly talented international team working on cutting edge technology
  • Flexible working around core hours
  • Hybrid working available (dependent on individual role requirements)
  • 25 days holiday (increasing yearly up to a maximum of 28 days) + 8 days Bank Holiday
  • Life insurance and long-term sick pay
  • Private healthcare (taxable benefit)

 If your skills and experience match this Senior Systems Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 
 

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Electronics Engineer

  • Málaga, Spain
  • €80000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32609

Do you have a passion for electronics and a desire to work on cutting-edge projects?

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading manufacturer of solar panels for space and beyond who are seeking a talented and motivated Electronics Engineer to join their dynamic R&D team located in Malaga, Spain.

The successful Electronics Engineer will play a key role in all phases of product development, from conception to completion.

Key Responsibilities for the Electronics Engineer:

Qualifications:

  • Collecting and attending to customer and product specifications and requirements.
  • Utilizing Altium for schematic capture.
  • Designing and routing Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs).
  • Designing and implementing power converters.
  • Developing hardware prototypes and conducting testing.
  • Specifying the test pipeline for component evaluation.

Key Skills & Experience Required by the Electronics Engineer:

  • A degree in Aerospace, Electronics, Electrical, Industrial, Telecommunication, or Mechatronics.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience as an Electronics Engineer.

Technical Competencies:

  • Microprocessor software development.
  • FPGA development.
  • Debugging digital communication protocols (Ethernet, CAN Bus, …)
  • SPICE simulation.
  • EMI/EMC notions.
  • RF concepts.
  • Motor control.

If your skills and experience match this Electronics Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

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Front-End Software Engineer

  • Luxembourg
  • £70000 - £80000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32638

Holt Executive has partnered with a leader in nanosatellites manufacturing and operation, to provide custom communication solutions for their clients.

Our partner is seeking a Front -End Software Engineer to join their team in Luxembourg to develop a cutting-edge, highly scalable cloud platform for space missions. The platform manages both space and ground operations for multiple satellite constellations.

The successful Front-End Software Engineer will collaborate with a global engineering team, contributing to all phases of the software development lifecycle, from defining features to deployment.

Key Responsibilities for the Front-End Software Engineer:

  • Collaborate with the team and participate in DevOps practices for efficient software delivery, collaborate with colleagues on code reviews and champion and enforce coding best practices.
  • Analyse requirements and develop technical solutions.
  • Design HOOP services and features, program them and create clear documentation.
  • Work with front-end developers to optimise application speed.
  • Leverage AWS and potentially other cloud platforms for development.
  • Integrate third-party tools to enhance functionality.
  • Streamline applications using containerization technologies.
  • Contribute to writing tests for a smooth and efficient release process.
  • Identify and resolve issues that arise within the code.
  • Participate in maintaining and improving development environments and infrastructure offerings.
  • Own and improve the quality and delivery of the solutions you build.
  • Share your expertise and knowledge with colleagues to help grow their skills.
  • Help define the tech roadmap and keep the tech radar updated.
  • Proactively participate in Scrum ceremonies.

Key Skills and Experienced Required by the Front-End Software Engineer:

  • Proven work experience as a Front-end developer.
  • Experience in OO development and design patterns.
  • Experience in designing, building and monitoring RESTful APIs and Microservices.
  • Familiarity with cloud and application platforms (e.g. AWS).
  • Proven experience in any Front / DevOps experience is a plus.
  • Experience in unit and integration testing.
  • Working experience in Agile / Scrum / DevOps teams.
  • Good technical, analytical and communication skills.
  • Results-driven mindset with analytical skills and the ability to innovate.
  • Be up to date with the world’s newest technologies and keen to implement and evolve them with us.

Frontend

  • HTML, CSS
  • TypeScript / Javascript
  • React
  • Next.js
  • MUI
  • Node/Yarn packet manager
  • Selenium, Cucumber

DevOps

  • Kubernetes (EKS, AKS, Self-Managed), Helm.
  • Cloud (AWS, MS Azure).
  • Terraform (Terragrunt), Atlantis.
  • Jenkins.

If your skills and experience match this Front-End Software Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

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Back-End Software Engineer

  • Luxembourg
  • £70000 - £80000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32637

Holt Executive has partnered with a leader in nanosatellites manufacturing and operation, to provide custom communication solutions for their clients.

Our partner is seeking a Back-End Software Engineer to join their team in Luxembourg to develop a cutting-edge, highly scalable cloud platform for space missions. The platform manages both space and ground operations for multiple satellite constellations.

The successful Back-End Software Engineer will collaborate with a global engineering team, contributing to all phases of the software development lifecycle, from defining features to deployment.

Key Responsibilities for the Back-End Software Engineer:

  • Collaborate with the team and participate in DevOps practices for efficient software delivery, collaborate with colleagues on code reviews and champion and enforce coding best practices.
  • Analyse requirements and develop technical solutions.
  • Design HOOP services and features, program them and create clear documentation.
  • Work with front-end developers to optimise application speed.
  • Leverage AWS and potentially other cloud platforms for development.
  • Integrate third-party tools to enhance functionality.
  • Streamline applications using containerization technologies.
  • Contribute to writing tests for a smooth and efficient release process.
  • Identify and resolve issues that arise within the code.
  • Participate in maintaining and improving development environments and infrastructure offerings.
  • Own and improve the quality and delivery of the solutions you build.
  • Share your expertise and knowledge with colleagues to help grow their skills.
  • Help define the tech roadmap and keep the tech radar updated.
  • Proactively participate in Scrum ceremonies.

Key Skills and Experienced Required by the Back-End Software Engineer:

  • Proven work experience as a Back-end developer.
  • Experience in OO development and design patterns.
  • Experience in designing, building and monitoring RESTful APIs and Microservices.
  • Familiarity with cloud and application platforms (e.g. AWS).
  • Proven experience in our Back technology stack, any Front / DevOps experience is a plus.
  • Experience in unit and integration testing.
  • Working experience in Agile / Scrum / DevOps teams.
  • Good technical, analytical and communication skills.
  • Results-driven mindset with analytical skills and the ability to innovate.
  • Be up to date with the world’s newest technologies and keen to implement and evolve them with us.

Backend

  • Java 17, Kotlin, Groovy.
  • Spring Boot, Hibernate.
  • JUnit / Spock, Cucumber, Postman.
  • Gradle.
  • RabbitMQ.
  • PostgreSQL, MongoDB.
  • ElasticSearch (OpenSearch).
  • Prometheus, Grafana.
  • Nginx, Traefik.
  • Docker, Kubernetes.
  • Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure.
  • Git.
  • Python.

DevOps

  • Kubernetes (EKS, AKS, Self-Managed), Helm.
  • Cloud (AWS, MS Azure).
  • Terraform (Terragrunt), Atlantis.
  • Jenkins.

If your skills and experience match this Back-End Software Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

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Lead Systems Engineer

  • Luxembourg
  • €110000 - €120000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32636

Do you have a passion for space and experience with complex projects?

Holt Executive has partnered with a leader in nanosatellites manufacturing and operation, to provide custom communication solutions for their clients. They are seeking a Lead Space Systems Engineer to join their team in Luxembourg.

The Lead Space Systems Engineer will be responsible for spearheading the design, construction, and delivery of small satellites for their global clientele. You will be the driving force, encompassing the entire project lifecycle, from initial product review to final client acceptance.

Key Responsibilities for the Lead Space Systems Engineer:

  • Spacecraft systems design and architecture – both overall and in detail with hands-on work.
  • Coordinating technical activities with customers and suppliers.
  • Alignment of mission and spacecraft design to ESA standards
  • Technical consulting with international clients.
  • Coaching and guidance of non-senior engineers.
  • Prepare documentation according to applied space engineering standards.
  • Technical involvement in all aspects of mission and spacecraft design.
  • Ensuring a proper balance between time consumption and quality.
  • Assignment planning using SCRUM and JIRA

Key Skills and Experience Required by the Lead Space Systems Engineer:

  • Possess several years of experience designing satellites, ideally honed on cutting-edge new space projects.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in applying systems engineering principles (requirements analysis, architecture, simulation, integration, verification & validation) to deliver successful projects.
  • Experience delivering projects according to established standards like ESA ECSS or NASA equivalents.
  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills to tackle complex technical challenges head-on.
  • Proven experience in systems validation, qualification, and ensuring optimal performance.
  • Proficiency in programming or scripting languages (e.g., XML, Python, Matlab) can be beneficial.
  • Be adept at utilising CAD and mission tools such as SOLIDWORKS, STK, GMAT, or similar software.
  • Maintain a strong quality awareness and understanding of aerospace quality assurance processes and standards in the aerospace industry.
  • Identify and mitigate risks associated with space missions and projects.
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the functional aspects involved in building and developing spacecraft.

If your skills and experience match this Lead Space Systems Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

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Senior Embedded Software Engineer

  • South East, Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32460-7

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.

They require a Senior Embedded Software Engineer to focus on flight software development for satellite onboard computers; defining solutions based on requirements, working with other subsystem teams on software needs, performing verification, integration, and test activities. Responsibilities will involve integrating Computer Vision and Guidance, Navigation and Control software into the flight software environment.

The company offer hybrid working and flexible hours, and you will join a team of highly talented engineers working on cutting edge technology, in their office and cleanroom facility in Oxford.

Responsibilities for the Senior Embedded Software Engineer:

  • Design, develop and validate onboard Flight Software.
  • Define ICDs, development and verification plans.
  • Coordinate with other teams at sub-system and system level to identify software needs and solutions.
  • Perform Flight Software verification, validation, and integration.
  • Participate in Mission System Test and Simulation campaigns.

Skills & Experience required by the Senior Embedded Software Engineer:

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or relevant engineering / science discipline.
  • 5+ years’ experience in software development for real-time embedded systems (C/C++).
  • Experience developing software for the aerospace/space sector.
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies & embedded software engineering.
  • Experience of implementing real-time systems and software.

Benefits

  • Competitive base salary
  • Opportunity to work with a highly talented international team working on cutting edge technology
  • Flexible working around core hours
  • Hybrid working available (dependent on individual role requirements)
  • 25 days holiday (increasing yearly up to a maximum of 28 days) + 8 days Bank Holiday
  • Life insurance and long-term sick pay
  • Private healthcare (taxable benefit)

If your skills and experience match this Senior Embedded Software Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

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Software Engineer

  • South East, West Sussex, UK
  • £35000 - £45000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32635

Do you have a passion for creating software that powers innovative technology?

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading electro-optics design and manufacturing business, who are seeking an experienced Embedded Software Engineer to join their dynamic team.

If you are a highly skilled and motivated Embedded Software Engineer with a passion for embedded systems and a collaborative spirit, then this opportunity is for you!

Key Responsibilities for the Embedded Software Engineer:

  • Play a key role in the entire software development lifecycle, from concept to coding.
  • Working with Systems, Mechanical/Electrical and Electronics engineers as part of a team to ensure project success.
  • Maintaining oversight of all software requirements and issues for a project
  • Develop robust software with particular attention to fault management, fault reporting and health status of applications.
  • Produce and maintain related supporting documentation (interface control documentation, input to user manuals, fault code lists and actions).
  • Work directly with customers to integrate, commission, and troubleshoot software solutions, sometimes on-site.
  • Understand the customer’s technical needs and concept of operations and feed this into wider project requirements.
  • Work with the Project Manager, Technical Authority and Quality team as required to identify risks, issues, solutions, and opportunities.
  • Ensure significant developments and actions are communicated to relevant personnel in the engineering team and provide technical input to the project manager to allow them to generate and maintain the project plan and monthly project review packs.

Key Skills & Experience Required for the Embedded Software Engineer:

Essential:

  • Strong degree in a related discipline
  • Understanding of embedded software design and appreciation of associated hardware
  • Understanding of developing desktop application and user centric interface design

Desirable: 

Embedded software/firmware:

  • Experience of writing C/C++ for embedded applications and 16bit/32bit microcontrollers
  • Experience of using STM32 processors and Keil uVision development environment and tools
  • Communications such as Ethernet, RS422/UART, CAN, SPI etc.
  • Hardware interfacing, GPIO, ADC, DACs etc.
  • Some appreciation of motor control principles and theory

Windows/User interfaces:

  • QT and QT Creator– multiplatform development environment in C++
  • Visual Studio C++ and C#
  • Low latency programming techniques
  • Networking (TCP/UDP)

General software:

  • Use of source control, particularly SVN and GIT
  • Use of Jira and Confluence for software requirements and task capture
  • Experience of using unit testing tools and technologies
  • Static code analysis

Company Benefits:

  • 37.5 hour working week and lunchtime finishes on a Friday.
  • 28 days annual leave.
  • Christmas closure.
  • Employee Help@Hand Service gives you and your family access to 4 key services including remote GP service, second opinion, mental health pathway service, and physiotherapy consultations.
  • Life Assurance Policy, including Bereavement Counselling and Probate Helpline.
  • Company Share Incentive Plan and Save as You Earn Scheme.
  • Wellbeing initiatives, including access to the Aviva Wellbeing App and the addition of mental health support for all employees plus regular activities across our sites to support and promote well-being.
  • Employee discounts scheme (inc access to an additional wellbeing hub).
  • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities.

If your skills and experience match this Embedded Software Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

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Test Engineer

  • South East, West Sussex, UK
  • £35000 - £40000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32634

Launch Your Career in Electro-Optics as a Test Engineer.

Do you have a passion for technology and ensuring quality?

Holt Executive is seeking a Test Engineer to join their innovative partner company, a leader in electro-optics design and manufacturing. This company offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge projects in a dynamic environment.

The successful Test Engineer will be responsible for ensuring the quality and functionality of electro-optical-mechanical products across all stages of development.

Key Responsibilities for the Test Engineer:

  • Undertaking Factory Acceptance Tests using standard workshop test equipment such as power supplies, digital multi-meters & oscilloscopes.
  • Assist in creating test procedures and FAT documents.
  • Fault-find electromechanical equipment.
  • Effective communications with both technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Adhere to the company’s procedures, policies, and goals.
  • Always ensure that health & safety regulations and guidelines are followed.
  • Ensure that all procedures are followed as specified in the Quality Manual.
  • Maintain documentation to ensure it is kept accurate and up to date following ISO 9001 standards.
  • Support field service when required.

Key Skills & Experience Required by the Test Engineer:  

Essential –

  • Excellent knowledge of manual testing of electrical and electro-mechanical systems.
  • Ability to write comprehensive test plans and factory acceptance tests for new product launches.
  • Able to read complex technical drawings, wiring diagrams and PCB schematics.
  • Will be able to support production and quality activities when required.
  • ONC or equivalent in Electronics Engineering
  • Experience with manual testing and integration.
  • Computer Literate and competent with using Microsoft Word and Excel packages.

Desirable –

  • PCB testing and fault-finding experience
  • Good knowledge of digital cameras and video protocols.
  • Knowledge of automated test software.
  • PLC programming.
  • Experience in CAD packages.
  • Experience in communication protocols.
  • Understanding of networking and network infrastructure.

Work-Life Balance:

  • 37.5 hour working week.
  • Lunchtime finishes on a Friday.
  • 28 days annual leave.
  • Christmas closure.

Company Benefits:

  • Group pension plan – matched contributions up to 5%.
  • Income protection scheme and Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Employee Help@Hand service gives you and your family access to 4 key services including remote GP service, second opinion, mental health pathway service and physiotherapy consultations.
  • Life assurance policy, including bereavement counselling and probate helpline.
  • Company shares incentive plan and save-as-you-earn scheme.
  • Group electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme.

If your skills and experience match this Test Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

 

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Mechanical Fitter

  • South East, West Sussex, UK
  • £28000 - £32000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32633

Join a Leading Electro-Optics Company as a Mechanical Fitter in West Sussex

Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment working with cutting-edge technology?

Holt Executive is looking for a skilled Mechanical Fitter to join their innovative partner company, a leader in electro-optics design and manufacturing. Due to continued growth, they have an immediate requirement for a Mechanical Fitter to join their team in West Sussex.

The successful Mechanical Fitter will have a good understanding and experience in prototype and production assembly and the ability to use manual machine tools.

This is an opportunity to join an established, growing business where no two days are the same. Working on cutting-edge technology, you will join an experienced team who all work together to achieve their goals.

Key Responsibilities for the Mechanical Fitter:

  • Prototype and production assembly of machines to Engineering drawings and procedures.
  • Ensuring all modifications during the build process are documented and change request forms completed.
  • Liaise with production control with kits are incomplete.
  • Modifications to existing parts using basic machine tools such as drills, lathes and mills.

Skills and Experience for the Mechanical Fitter:

  • Level 3 qualification in mechanical engineering or manufacturing.
  • 3 years of previous experience in a similar position, ideally within a MoD workshop environment.
  • Ability to use manual machine tools and hand tools is essential. Experience using manual lathes and mills is desirable.
  • Ability to read and interrogate complex technical drawings.

Work-Life Balance:

  • 37.5 hour working week.
  • Hybrid/ flexible working arrangements.
  • Lunchtime finishes on a Friday.
  • 28 days annual leave.
  • Christmas closure.
  • Holiday purchasing scheme.

Company Benefits:

  • Group pension plan – matched contributions up to 5%.
  • Income protection scheme and Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Employee Help@Hand service gives you and your family access to 4 key services including remote GP service, second opinion, mental health pathway service and physiotherapy consultations.
  • Life assurance policy, including bereavement counselling and probate helpline.
  • Company shares incentive plan and save-as-you-earn scheme.
  • Group electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme.

If your skills and experience match this Mechanical Fitter opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com

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OSS Engineer

  • Quebec, Canada
  • CAD100000 - CAD120000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32630

Do you have a passion for keeping networks running smoothly? 

Are you an expert in Operational Support Systems? 

We have an exciting opportunity for an OSS Engineer to play a key role in optimizing network performance, enhancing efficiency, and ensuring a seamless customer experience for our partner located in Quebec, Canada.

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading Global Satellite and Space leader that provides reliable and secure satellite-delivered voice and high-speed data communications solutions to broadcast, telecommunications, corporate and government customers worldwide. Their Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network is revolutionizing global broadband connectivity.

This opportunity offers a hybrid work model with 3 days in the office and occasional travel is anticipated.

Key Responsibilities for the OSS Engineer:

  • Design, develop, implement and enhance Operational Support Systems to monitor and manage Carrier Ethernet and IP customer services and network resources, ensuring optimal performance and reliability.
  • Partner with vendors to find the hottest new OSS solutions and stay ahead of the industry curve.
  • Review and approve design and development solution documents, internal and external test strategies, plans and scripts.
  • Develop and maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation of OSS requirements, configurations, processes and procedures.
  • Implement real-time network monitoring solutions to proactively identify and resolve network issues, minimizing downtime.
  • Investigate and resolve complex OSS and network problems by collaborating with cross-functional teams to find effective solutions.
  • Develop and maintain automated scripts and tolls to streamline network operations and improve efficiency.
  • Implement and enforce security best practices to protect network systems and data integrity.
  • Analyse network performance data to provide valuable insights for capacity planning and network optimization.

Key Skills & Experience for the OSS Engineer:

  • 3-6 years of experience within a similar role.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of design principles, and specifications for standardized and interoperable OSS.
  • Strong knowledge of network management protocols, including NETCONF/RESTCONF, gNMI, TMForum APIs, MEF LSO APIs, CloudEvents, OpenMetrics, Openflow, ONF TAPI, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration framework.
  • User experience with OSS tools and platforms such as Netcracker Digital OSS, ONAP, Ciena Blue Planet, Amdocs, etc.
  • Hands on experience with Carrier Ethernet technologies, standards, and protocols.
  • Familiarity with TMForum Open Digital Architecture (ODA), Process Framework (eTOM) and Information Framework (SID).
  • Familiarity with Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) and/or UML.
  • This role requires making recommendations and decisions which will influence the network operations and control solution of the network.

The successful candidate must be able to work in Canada and obtain clearance under the Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP).

If your skills and experience match this OSS Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

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