Simulation Team Lead

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South West
Salary Description:
Salary is based on experience
KDC Resource
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Simulation Team Lead

KDC are looking for an experienced Simulation Team Lead to join the new state of the art facility. This is a unique opportunity to join the dynamic and rapidly growing company, and where you make a positive contribution to the growing problem of orbital debris. You will provide technical leadership of the development of simulators as well as team leadership through coaching, mentoring and by-example. Therefore, we are looking for an experienced Simulator Engineer who wants to take the next step up in his/her career or an experienced team leader looking for a new challenge.
What you’ll do 

- Lead the Simulators team - in charge of design, development, integration, validation, deployment and ongoing maintenance of satellite simulators
- Ensure the simulators are developed to the required level of quality and on time
- Motivate and develop the Simulators team members, mentoring junior engineers and establish a strong sense of team identity
- Act as interface and Subject Matter Expert for all technical aspects regarding simulators development
- Oversee the design and development of Simulators
- Coordinate with other teams at both sub-system and system level to identify the Simulation needs
- Ensure the validation, configuration and deployment of simulators environments is correctly performed
- Technical supervision and monitoring of suppliers

What you’ll need 

- University degree in Computer Science, Electronics, Telecommunications, or another relevant engineering discipline
- Minimum 5+ years of industry experience in modelling and simulation of digital electronics (processors, memory, FPGA) and interfaces/buses (CANBus, RS422, RS485, SpaceWire)
- Minimum 3+ years of industry experience in software development using C/C++, real-time software development, preferably using modelling and simulation technologies
- Experience in leading a team, either in a project or managerial capacity
- Experience with SMP2 and SIMULUS Suite and/or other spacecraft simulation frameworks
- Experience with an emulation suite, preferably ESOC Emulator Suite or TEMU
- Experience in debugging and validating spacecraft onboard data handling subsystem
- Experience in debugging, profiling on Linux
- Sound knowledge of modern C++ (C++14)
- Object oriented design using UML, design patterns
- Experience with unit testing
- Fluency in spoken and written English

Desirable skills 

- Experience with Agile software development, tools and methods
- Experience with ECSS-E-70 (PUS), SCOS MIB
- Linux system administration, shell scripts, make, etc.
- Scripting with JavaScript


- 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 per year 
- Life insurance and long-term sick pay
- Private healthcare (taxable benefit)
- Relocation allowance
- Visa sponsorship for employees
- New state of the art office and cleanroom facility
- Regular social events.

Contact Details:
KDC Resource
Tel: +44 (0)1202596366
Contact: Kirsty Williams

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