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HIL Engineer

  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: £40 - £45 per hour + LTD Company
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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About the job

Sitec have an exciting requirement for a HIL Engineer for our client based in Stevenage. This is a contract role for an initial 12 months with a pay rate of £45 p/hr Ltd.

Working onsite at an established Defence and Space business on the south coast. One of the worlds leading providers of satellite technology and products are currently looking for a Real time Simulations engineer or Hardware loop engineer to work on a contract basis at the Stevenage site.


The division you will be working in provides a central competence for Simulator development, onboard software testing & engineering software product development for spacecraft platforms, payloads and equipment.
Within the simulator domain, we are responsible for developing and maintaining realtime simulators for use on test benches with hardware in the loop for the functional validation of satellites.

  • Verification of the Guidance Navigation and Control algorithms and performance in closed loop
  • Development and validation of the onboard SW and AIT procedures
  • Validation of the spacecraft functional chains and subsystems HW/SW interfaces during the AIT campaigns.

In Stevenage, where this role is based, the simulator team supports Earth Observation, Navigation & Science missions.

Experience needed

25 years experience within Hardware in the loop or RealTime simulations
Working with legacy software
Real time systems
Version control (branching, merging, vendor branch etc)
C+##### ######Hardware / Software integrator
Experience/understanding complex software design/architecture

You will be able to demonstrate understanding and experience in the above as confidently talk about this at interview stage.

Other soft skills necessary;

Customer facing skills
Problem solving and logical thinking
Good verbal and written communication
Selfstarter, does not need to be given instruction in order to resolve technical issues
Most importantlyasks why and can offer solutions.

Ideally you will have come from a Space / Aerospace / Avionics background.

This project will involve international deployments to France and Germany, other sites in the UK and occasionally other sites across Europe for short periods of time.

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.



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