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Senior Software Engineer (002127) in London at Inmarsat

Date Posted: 7/10/2018

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Job Description

Primary role purpose:

Working within the Product Group division and as part of the Product Delivery department, the successful candidate is required to initially work on key Inmarsat Edge device which is a platform to manage RF layer failover, host 3rd party applications, and maintain secure communications between the shore and edge via satellite link. The position will require development of data centre based application both on-premises and in AWS Cloud as well as developing Docker container based applications which will be deployed to and edge device over a satellite link.  The successful candidate will be required to work in both an agile scrum team environment delivering software as part of our CI/CD pipeline whilst also helping to build our CI/CD pipeline capabilities. 

The successful candidate will understand, interpret and adopt new technical information rapidly. They must have a demonstrable interest in new technologies and product innovation, and a practical understanding of the technology development lifecycle and be able to participate at the appropriate point in a matrix development process. A background in IT, Internet or telecoms is desirable.


Job Requirements

 Key Responsibilities

  • Development of Docker Containers in Python/C++
  • Development of data centre applications in AWS
  • Development of test automation scripts in Google Test, InfraTest or Gherkin/Cucumber
  • Maintain detailed documentation in Confluence
  • Work as part of a scrum team


Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • A degree or equivalent in relevant science or technology field
  • Alpine, Centos Linux distributions
  • C++, Python
  • Ansible
  • Jenkins
  • Github
  • Google Test, InfraTest, Gherkin, Cucumber, Zephyr
  • JIRA, Confluence
  • Experience building REST APIs
  • Current professional qualification in at least one of the essential technology areas below.
  • Comprehensive experience and demonstrated expert knowledge in:
    • An understanding of Agile development
    • Knowledge of Java and API frameworks
    • Knowledge of C++
    • Knowledge of container technologies (Docker, Kubernetes)
    • Knowledge of AWS
    • Experience of Openshift Development Environment
    • Understanding of JSON / XML data structures
    • Knowledge of Object Oriented Programming
    • Familiarity working with automated testing frameworks (Cucumber, Gherkin)
    • Use of Swagger for defining APIs;
    • Distributed Message Queues (e.g. AMQP, MQTT, XMPP, Kafka)
  • Excellent self and team awareness skills to guide interactions to the most positive outcomes.
  • Able to drive an ad hoc team to the correct conclusions, even if individual members arrive with pre-conceived notions contrary to that conclusion.


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