Date posted: 30 May 2022

Chelton is looking for a Software Engineer to join our Air Traffic Control Unit and be actively involved in the development of our world beating RDS Control, Track and Fleet systems and help to develop RDS Sea. 

Aeroplanes and helicopters need airports, which in turn need Chelton’s RDS Control and Track. We provide civil and military airports with radar system, with interfaces to Flight Data services.  

We are looking for an individual with an enthusiasm for aviation and Air Traffic Control, preferable experience in C or C++ and capable of building, debugging and integrating code; we want to hear from you!

This role will be based at our central offices in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. 


  • Write and debug code and build the system.
  • Assist Business Development in costing software development.
  • Assist Test & Integration Engineers with systems tests and bug reports

Skills and Qualifications 

  • Good understanding of C/C++ or any programming language
  • Knowledge of how to build a system and debug.
  • Good understanding of Virtual Machines.
  • Knowledge of Windows 10 and Microsoft Office.
  • Good understanding of software engineering principles.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a STEM subject


  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy and sell leave
  • Pension contribution matched up to 8%
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible benefits scheme 
  • Hybrid working

About Chelton

Chelton is a global leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of advanced aerospace and defence systems for platforms operating in the air, on land and at sea. With a portfolio spanning Antennas, Avionics and Land, we’ve been securing success in demanding environments since 1947 – one of the longest tenures in the aerospace and defence industry.

From aerospace and defence communications through to navigation and electronic warfare, everything we do is driven by the people behind the products. Our top-level talent combines ground breaking technical capabilities with a matched drive and persistence to offer our customers a competitive edge with exciting new technology.

If you’re looking to leave your mark on the world, why not choose the exhilarating world of aerospace and defence and better yet, join Chelton for your chance to innovate, create and excite.