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Software Developer

  • South East, Bedfordshire, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32620

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a leading technology and engineering services company who supply the space and satellite industry, and are involved in a variety of projects ranging from design and development of space systems to management of launch services and in-orbit satellite control.

They currently require a Software Developer to design and develop software solutions in support of Earth Observation projects. The office is in Bedfordshire, but the company offer home-based working with a requirement to attend the office once per month.

Responsibilities for the Software Developer:

  • Design and Development of software solutions for Earth Observations applications, with a focus on:
    • Web applications for data visualisation and exploitation
    • Earth Observation and / or Climate Data Management Systems
    • Preparation of technical documents and participation in technical meetings

 
Experience required by the Software Developer:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering or related discipline with software modules.
  • Experience with GitHub Actions, ArgoCD, Kubernetes
  • FrontEnd Development (Python, Javascript)
  • Configuration management (Git source code control)
  • Agile software development methodology
  • FrontEnd Development (React/VueJS)
  • Web design (UX)
  • Infrastructure as Code (e.g. Terraform)
  • Resource Oriented Architecture Development (REST)
  • Scripting (e.g. Shell, Perl, Python)

 Benefits

  • Competitive Package
  • Private healthcare
  • Excellent pension
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Open hybrid working environment (one day every month on-site)

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

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Bid Manager / Bid Engineer

  • South East, Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32580

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 Bid Manager/Bid Engineer to focus on Space Situational Awareness activities, developing bids, securing funding, and supporting a number of BD-related areas including proposal production.

This role would suit someone with past experience in bids or sales, ideally in the spacecraft sector or in complex engineering services or products, who wishes to grow responsibility in the space BD area.  

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 Bid Manager/Bid Engineer:

  • Take responsibility for managing and coordinating entire bids, or parts of bids as required, through the bid process from call opening all the way to bid submission.
  • Control overall production of the bid volumes to ensure delivery on schedule.
  • Control bid finances, working with finance team and external partners.
  • Coordinating partner inputs (scope, finances), with procurement team.
  • Support SSA programmes and studies.

Experience required by the Bid Manager/Bid Engineer:

  • Ability to be SC cleared.
  • 1-4 years’ experience working in bid management in the space industry.
  • An excellent “sales / marketing style” in bid production which can be used to convey the selling points of the business, and to construct competitive but deliverable bids and commercial proposals.
  • Experience of working on bids of various different sizes, from 1 to 2 pager propositions for expressions of interest, to small R&D bids, to larger mission / service proposals of hundreds of pages.

Benefits:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Opportunity to work with a highly talented, diverse & dynamic international team with cutting edge technology
  • Flexible working around core hours
  • Hybrid working
  • 9 day working fortnight (opt in/out)
  • 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

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

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Flight Software Verification & Validation Engineer

  • South East, Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32600

Holt Executive is 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.

Our partner is seeking a talented real-time embedded software engineer to join their team as a Flight Software Verification & Validation Engineer.

The Flight Software Verification & Validation Engineer will play a critical role in verifying and validating the real-time software for revolutionary orbital debris missions. This is your chance to be at the forefront of space exploration and contribute to a cleaner, safer future for our planet.

Key Responsibilities for the Flight Software Verification & Validation Engineer:

  • Conduct rigorous flight software verification, validation, and integration to ensure flawless performance.
  • Develop, maintain, and implement comprehensive plans for thorough flight software testing.
  • Set up and manage diverse testing platforms to rigorously evaluate software functionality.
  • Support all testing phases, including non-functional and automated regression testing, to identify and address potential issues.
  • Find and implement the best test equipment and techniques to maximize flight software testing effectiveness.
  • Co-ordinate with other teams at sub-system and system level to identify test and integration needs.
  • Actively participate in mission system test and simulation campaigns.
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer within the business, sharing your expertise and contributing to projects across the organization.

Key Skills & Experience required by the Flight Software Verification & Validation Engineer:

  • Possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or a relevant engineering/science discipline.
  • 2+ years of experience in developing real-time embedded systems using C/C++.
  • Demonstrate 2-3 years of experience in verifying and validating real-time systems.
  • Have a proven record of creating test scripts and automated tests, with knowledge of scripting languages.
  • Possess solid understanding of software development methodologies and embedded software engineering.
  • Experience in implementing real-time systems and software.
  • Have experience in effectively executing test plans.
  • Experience with Python programming is advantageous.

 
Company 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)
  • 9-day working fortnight
  • 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 Flight Software Verification & Validation Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

 

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Senior Spacecraft Systems Engineer

  • South East, Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32323-10

Holt Executive are 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 Spacecraft Systems Engineer – Space Sustainability to develop spacecraft mission and system design, taking the lead on certain aspects of project work which involves developing scalable solutions across the spectrum of satellite in-orbit servicing, space situational awareness, end of life and active debris removal.

The company offer Hybrid working with a requirement to be on site (Oxford) two days per week, along with a competitive salary and benefits.

Responsibilities for the Senior Spacecraft Systems Engineer – Space Sustainability:
• Development of spacecraft mission and system design including requirements derivation and CONOPS definition.
• Performing mission analysis and modelling of spacecraft missions.
• Production of mission-level test and verification plans.
• Performing feasibility studies into different scenarios and architectures.
• Assisting with bid work, providing technical solutions and documentation.
• Maintaining configuration control of systems work and documentation.
• Working with and guiding a multi-disciplined team in the delivery of projects.
• Assist with writing bids, developing and analysing designs during early phases and then continuing that support into the testing phase with AIT.
• Once a mission is launched, assistance with in-orbit commissioning of satellites support for the spacecraft operations team.

Required Experience and Qualifications for the Senior Spacecraft Systems Engineer – Space Sustainability:
• 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.
• Experience in mission and systems architecture definition, especially understanding of both space and ground segment interaction.
• Good knowledge of a range of subsystems & engineering teams including: GNC (AOCS, ADCS), astrodynamics, C&DH / OBDH, EPS, RCS (propulsion), COM (communications), software, ground segment & operations.
• Experience in the development of systems engineering documentation working with a Project Manager as needed: requirements, CONOPS, review gate materials, test and verification plans / procedures, DDVP, ICDs, equipment lists, FMECA & FTAs
• Awareness of the AIT process: manufacture, assembly, functional and environmental testing.
• Knowledge of commonly used engineering and modelling packages (e.g. ModelSim, Matlab, STK) and/or coding and scripting languages (e.g. Python)

Benefits
• Competitive base salary
• Opportunity to work with a highly talented, diverse & dynamic international team with cutting edge technology
• Flexible working around core hours
• Hybrid working
• 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 Spacecraft Systems Engineer – Space Sustainability opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

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Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Aalborg, Denmark
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32656

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 Mechanical Design Engineer to join their team and play a crucial role in leading the creation, development, and testing of critical mechanical systems for nano and microsatellites. 

You will collaborate with a talented, multidisciplinary team to ensure seamless integration of these systems into their innovative satellite platforms.

Key Responsibilities for the Mechanical Design Engineer:

  • Design and develop mechanical systems and components for nanosatellites and microsatellites, including structures, mechanisms, and thermal control systems.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and technical assessments to evaluate design concepts and propose innovative solutions.
  • Generate detailed engineering drawings, specifications, and documentation for manufacturing and assembly.
  • Perform structural and thermal analyses using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools to validate designs and ensure compliance with performance requirements.
  • Collaborate with electrical, software, and systems engineers to integrate mechanical components into satellite platforms.
  • Support the manufacturing, assembly, and testing of mechanical systems, including participation in prototype builds and environmental testing campaigns.
  • Continuously optimize designs for manufacturability, cost-effectiveness, and reliability.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in mechanical design for small satellites.

Key Skills and Experience for the Mechanical Design Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related field; master’s degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in mechanical design and analysis, preferably in the aerospace or satellite industry.
  • Proficiency in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software such as SolidWorks, or similar tools.
  • Solid experience with Product Data Management (PDM).
  • Strong understanding of structural mechanics, materials science, and thermal management principles.
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software for static and dynamics structural and thermal simulations, Comsol Multiphysics preferred.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes for precision components, including additive manufacturing and CNC machining.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to convey complex technical concepts to diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and diligence.
  • Previous experience from the space-industry is an advantage but not a requirement.
  • Experience in Python or MATLAB is an added value.
  • Be comfortable with mixed tasks with various stakeholders, and able to change focus and type of work, e.g., design tasks and analysis.

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

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Project Engineering Manager

  • East Anglia, Essex, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32625

Holt Executive is supporting a global leader that designs and manufactures high-performance components and subsystems and develops groundbreaking technology for space exploration.

Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Project Engineering Manager to join their RF Power division in Chelmsford. You’ll take charge of a key project stream, focusing on either Pulse Power, Tubes, Novel Systems – MPMs/TWTA, or Novel Systems – RFSS.

The Project Engineering Manager will be responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of complex engineering projects across multiple areas. You’ll manage a diverse portfolio that includes both customer-driven initiatives and internal R&D projects.

Key Responsibilities for the Project Engineering Manager:

  • Coordinating your engineering team, other departments and third parties/suppliers, for the successful execution of projects to ensure that the Project activities are appropriately planned, costed and adequately resourced to achieve the programme in the most cost-effective manner.
  • Carry out regular and thorough reviews of the progress and delivery of the Projects assessing all aspects of the project, including time, cost, quality, and risks.
  • Managing changes, in project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders, ensuring feasibility, and undertaking impact assessment, communicating, and seeking approval of changes.
  • Keeps project stakeholders informed of project progress, performance and manpower utilization with attention to achievements, progress, risk management and forecast.
  • Managing relationships with customers and other stakeholders, as required.
  • Ensuring projects are delivered in adherence with internal project management processes and procedures.
  • Ensure the Project team follows an effectively tailored Life Cycle Management Process.
  • Establish new or improve existing delivery methodology to deliver the programme goals. Embracing new concepts in programme and product delivery, driving the implementation of best practice and new techniques with the wider programme delivery organisation
  • Support Business Development in their roles of securing new business and setting strategy for the business.
  • Line management of multi-disciplined Engineering teams,
    • Manage resources appropriately. Hire the right people with the right attitudes and drive.
    • Manage the performance of your team, drive high performance by setting stretching and challenging objectives. Continually review these and provide feedback on an on-going basis and agreeing specific training needs.
    • Ensuring resource availability and allocation, working with other Project Engineering Managers to deconflict and prioritise as necessary, to meet business needs.
    • Support the development of Te2v project management capability by supporting and coaching more junior members of the project delivery team.
    • Take a leading role during the recruitment process and make final recruitment decisions.

Key Skill and Experience required by Project Engineering Manager:

  • Extensive experience of managing engineering projects through all or part of the lifecycle from bid to production.
  • Demonstrable experience of energising teams to meet critical timescales and deliver projects.
  • Persuasive and clear communication skills across all levels of the business.
  • Strong commercial awareness.
  • Proficiency in the use and understanding of Project Management / resource tools such as MS Project and MS Project Server or other enterprise project management tool.
  • A working knowledge of SAP would be beneficial.
  • Qualification in project management methodologies desirable.
  • Holding or eligible for Security Clearance and a UK National.

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

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Senior Manager, Software – User Terminals

  • Ontario, Canada
  • CAD160000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32605

Holt Executive are currently 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.

Our partner is seeking a Senior Manager, Software – User Terminals to spearhead the development and implementation of strategies for the software development environment, as well as to manage a team of software professionals.

This Senior Manager, Software – User Terminals opportunity offers a hybrid work environment and requires international travel.

Key Responsibilities for the Senior Manager, Software – User Terminals:

  • Develop and present SW development status reports, highlighting accomplishments, challenges, and risks. 
  • Strategise and implement risk mitigation strategies to ensure successful software development outcomes. 
  • Create an inclusive and positive working environment where every team member can thrive. 
  • Lead a geographically dispersed team, promoting effective communication, collaboration, and alignment across locations. 
  • Drive software automation initiatives and champion quality assurance practices to enhance software development processes and product reliability. 
  • Organise team-building events, workshops, and knowledge-sharing sessions to foster team cohesion and professional growth. 

Key Skills & Experience Required by the Senior Manager, Software – User Terminals:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering, or a related field. 
  • Minimum of 10 years of management experience in a software development environment, preferably with embedded software focus. 
  • Strong background in embedded software development and proficiency in Agile methodologies. 
  • Proven leadership skills with a track record of building and managing successful software development teams. 
  • Technical expertise in software engineering practices, including design, development, and testing. 
  • Experience working with geographically dispersed teams. 
  • Familiarity with automation practices and quality assurance methods. 
  • Proficiency in working with both public and private cloud environments. 
  • Familiarity with CloudOps and FinOps practices. 
  • Familiarity with setting up and managing CI/CD pipelines. 

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

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Product Manager (Telecommunication) UX

  • Netherlands
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32603

Do you thrive on creating exceptional customer experiences through intuitive and user-friendly interfaces?

Holt Executive are supporting a global provider of lifesaving and innovative connectivity solutions that connect people and assets around the globe, including in remote and challenging environments.

Our partner is seeking a talented and motivated Product Manager (Telecommunication) UX to lead the development and improvement of their customer portals.

In this role, the Product Manager (Telecommunication) UX will ensure their portals are intuitive, user-friendly, and drive customer engagement and satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities for the Product Manager (Telecommunication) UX:

  • Partner with stakeholders to define a vision and strategy for customer portals, aligning with business goals and treating the portals as a commercial product that can drive the business.
  • Champion the needs of our customers by collecting and analysing feedback to identify areas for improvement.
  • Drive increased usage, engagement, and self-service on the portals through data analysis and user journey mapping.
  • Translate user needs and business goals into clear product requirements, user stories, and acceptance criteria.
  • Collaborate with designers, developers, and other teams to create user-friendly interfaces and ensure seamless integration with other systems.
  • Stay current on industry trends and best practices in UX and customer portal design.
  • Maintain product documentation and training materials for both customers and internal teams.
  • Report, present, and train on the customer portals to various audiences.

Key Skills & Experience for the Product Manager (Telecommunication) UX:

  • Experience in product management with a focus on UX Design experience is essential.
  • Strong understanding of UX principles, user-centric design, and customer journey mapping. Be capable of translating this into requirements and design proposals.
  • Experience conducting user research, usability testing, and gathering customer feedback.
  • Good understanding of backend data systems and relationships and dependencies with portal functioning preferred.
  • Proficient knowledge of industry-standard tools for wireframing and prototyping.
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies, sprint planning, and backlog management.
  • Maritime and/or satellite market knowledge preferred.

If your skills and experience match this Product Manager (Telecommunication) UX opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com

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Telecommunication / SATCOM Service Desk Engineer – Canada

  • Ontario, Ottawa, Canada
  • CAD100000 per annum, Benefits: Plus 12% bonus
  • Permanent
  • V-32572

Holt Executive are exclusively supporting a global provider of lifesaving/innovative connectivity solutions that connect people and assets around the globe, including in remote and challenging environments.

Are you passionate about technology and driven by excellent customer service? Do you thrive in fast-paced environments and enjoy overcoming technical challenges?

Then this is your chance to join a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, as a Telecommunication / SATCOM Service Desk Engineer – Canada.

In this dynamic role, as the Telecommunication / SATCOM Service Desk Engineer – Canada you’ll be the first point of contact for Government customers, supporting their critical telecommunications needs 24/7/365. You’ll receive and action customer service requests, troubleshoot service issues, maintain IT systems, as well as test and prepare satellite terminal hardware for field operations and ensure seamless support across different time zones.

Key Responsibilities for the Telecommunication / SATCOM Service Desk Engineer – Canada:

  • Be the first point of contact for direct customers, ensuring their telecommunications needs are met 24/7/365 by working a rotating shift pattern.
  • Diagnose and resolve service issues, from simple inquiries to complex outages, keeping customers informed and satisfied.
  • Provide technical support to field staff, helping them operate and troubleshoot equipment.
  • Maintain and update IT systems and satellite terminal hardware, ensuring smooth operation.
  • Ensure all support Service Level Agreements are met, keeping customers updated on progress.
  • Completion of allocated tasks within the agreed completion schedule.
  • Continuously learn and grow, contributing to the improvement of processes and procedures.

Key Skills & Experience for the Telecommunication / SATCOM Service Desk Engineer – Canada:

  • Hold a Diploma or Degree in IT, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Have experience maintaining and supporting physical and virtual Windows Server systems.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving networking or communications systems incidents.
  • Ability to prepare technical documentation and reports under supervision.
  • Must have a problem-solving approach and be creative under pressure.
  • Must have a sense of urgency and ownership of customer requirements and incidents.
  • Must be self-motivated to achieve required tasks and project completion to the best standard in a busy environment.
  • Must be competent with the use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as Microsoft Visio.
  • Must hold Canadian citizenship and have a suitable background to qualify and maintain a government security clearance for Canada.

 
Desirable Knowledge and Skills for the Telecommunication / SATCOM Service Desk Engineer – Canada: 

  • Certifications in Windows Server and VMWare ESXi
  • Certifications in IP Networking / Cisco networking.
  • Experience in satellite communications, telecommunications and/or IP networks.
  • A working knowledge of Linux and Microsoft operating systems.
  • A working knowledge of network virtualisation technologies (VMware, Hyper-V).
  • VSAT installation and fault-finding experience.  GVF certification.
  • A working knowledge of trouble ticketing systems and document repositories such as Jira/ServiceNow and Confluence /SharePoint.

 
If your skills and experience match this Telecommunication / SATCOM Service Desk Engineer – Canada opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com

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Lead Engineer – Design and Verification

  • East Anglia, Essex, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32618

Holt Executive is supporting a global leader that designs and manufactures high-performance imaging sensors, and electronics and develops groundbreaking technology for space exploration.

Due to continued growth, our client is seeking a Lead Engineer – Design and Verification to join their growing team. You’ll oversee the entire project lifecycle ensuring the design, development, and verification of their products.

If you’re passionate about space exploration and cutting-edge technology, this is the opportunity for you!

Key Responsibilities for the Lead Engineer – Design and Verification:

  • Spearhead the project’s technical direction and guide the engineering.
  • Develop the Engineering Management Plan.
  • Ensure effective engineering governance through the project lifecycle.
  • Proactively manage technical risks and opportunities, implementing mitigation strategies and capturing activities.
  • Collaborate with the bid team to deliver winning proposals with strong technical foundations.
  • Maintain strict control of the product’s technical aspects throughout the project.

Key Skills and Experience Required by the Lead Engineer – Design and Verification:

  • Broad knowledge across multiple engineering disciplines.
  • Ability to manage customer expectations and avoid unwanted scope creep.
  • Good technical presentation and document writing skills.

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

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