Job title: Simulation Team Lead
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary from: GBP £52,000.00
Salary to: GBP £68,000.00
Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Job published: 2022-08-01
Job ID: 34250

Job Description

Simulation Team Lead

Oxfordshire, UK

Hybrid (will require that you are based in the area); Full-time; Permanent


An exciting Simulation Team Lead opportunity has just arisen with a dynamic and rapidly growing company seeking to make a positive contribution to the growing problem of orbital debris that endanger mankind’s continued use of space as an asset. To achieve this objective, their missions rely on powerful satellite simulators for validating and preparing the mission operations. Thus, they need to develop state-of-the-art simulators in-house, with responsibilities across the whole lifecycle, from design and development to testing and deployment.


The role:


You will provide technical leadership in 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 their career or an experienced team leader looking for a new challenge.


  • 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 levels to identify the Simulation needs
  • Ensure the validation, configuration and deployment of simulators in the company's environments are correctly performed
  • Technical supervision and monitoring of suppliers



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electronics, Telecommunications, or another relevant engineering discipline
  • Over 5 years of industry experience in modelling and simulation of digital electronics (processors, memory, FPGA) and interfaces/buses (CANBus, RS422, RS485, SpaceWire)
  • Over 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, and 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


In return you will receive (amongst others):

  • Negotiable basic salary
  • Flexible working around core hours
  • Hybrid working
  • 25 days holiday (increasing yearly up to a maximum of 28 days) + 8 days bank holidays per year
  • Life insurance and long-term sick pay
  • Private healthcare (taxable benefit)
  • Relocation allowance (where applicable)
  • Visa sponsorship from anywhere in the world (where applicable)
  • Regular social events


If you have the expertise and the ambition to take on this position, please apply. I will be looking forward to discussing this opportunity with you in further detail.

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