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Senior Software Engineer

£50,000 - £55,000

Monday 15 Apr 2024

Ref: 5612

Senior Software Engineer - Edinburgh, Dundee or Bristol

Bright Purple are working in close partnership with one of the most exciting space-tech start-ups in Europe to recruit multiple Senior Software Engineers to work on their core flight software.

You’d be joining a tight-knit and high-performing team at the cutting edge of R&D missions, working on projects with a wide array of customers, including some of the biggest names in the global space industry.

What is in it for you:

  • You’ll join a business that is part employee owned, giving you a real voice in the direction of the organisation

  • Brilliant holidays giving you real work/life balance and the opportunity to fully recharge the batteries throughout the year

  • Flexible, hybrid working – there are no set days in the office, and minimal meet-ups, but there are beautiful offices to visit if and when you wish
  • A salary of up to circa £50,000 / £55,000 to be reviewed regularly 
  • Strong pension
  • Great team centred culture including twice-yearly company meet ups!

  • The chance to make a real impact in the space industry at a company experiencing impressive growth and building next-gen software.


The Role:

  • As a Senior Software Engineer, you’ll tackle challenging problems as a lead in focused squads dedicated to particular missions, R&D work, or product development.

  • Their technology stack is focused on low-level programming in the C language, making heavy use of Linux, as well as smaller usage of Python (largely for testing purposes). This is a safety-critical and highly regulated software engineering environment, where strong knowledge of good development practise is key. You will be expected to take the lead on some projects, right from client briefing and PoCs through to delivery, helping guide more junior team members through challenging technical requirements.

  • 2023 was a headline year for them, where they took advantage of years of sustainable growth, investment, and bucking market trends to accelerate their reach into new markets, bolster their senior leadership, and build out a groundbreaking new product taking the space industry by storm.

  • As they’ve grown substantially since 2021, they have taken care to ensure that what made them so special in the early days – high-impact, high-visibility, good fun and rewarding work – remains, and their sparkling Glassdoor reviews and feedback from the many Software Engineers we have recruited for them confirms this has been a success!

What you’ll bring to the table:

  • 3+ years of experience in commercial software engineering

  • Strong knowledge and experience of the “C” language/embedded-C

  • Excellent understanding of Linux 

  • Previous experience as a Senior Software Engineer, ideally with technical leadership or project leadership experience 


APPLY NOW via the link below with your most updated CV for consideration.

Bright Purple is an equal opportunities employer: we are proud to work with clients who share our values of diversity and inclusion in our industry.


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