Date posted: 20 Sep 2021

We’re on the look out to add a Senior Software Engineer to our elite workforce

Are you on the lookout for an electrifying career in a dynamic, booming industry? Are you passionate about what you do and constantly on the lookout for the next big idea? Then we want you!

Aerospace and defence equipment wouldn’t be able to operate if it wasn’t for avionic manufacturers like Chelton. We pride ourselves on working with customers and being attuned to industry trends to expand the possibilities of aerospace and defence and give our customers a helping hand in achieving mission success. Working in challenging environments, producing failsafe technology with smart thinking – it’s just what we do. But we couldn’t do it without the Chelton A-team. That’s why we’re on the look out to add a Senior Software Engineer to our elite workforce.

No two days are ever the same at Chelton, you’ll constantly be faced with new challenges to overcome. From the very beginning, you will be able to take full ownership and accountability to see products through to success. After all, where would we be if it wasn’t for the people behind the products?

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.

This role will be based at our headquarters in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. At Chelton we acknowledge the value of flexible working. Please talk to us at interview regarding the flexibility you need. 

The purpose of the role is the design, coding, debugging, testing and maintenance of software for embedded applications encompassing both low-level microprocessor code as well as higher level software designs running within an embedded operating system environment.

This will be undertaken alongside other technical activities while working with hardware and software engineers to deliver specific project goals derived from future product requirements.

Responsibilities will include the development and implementation of application logic, peripheral drivers, protocols, human-machine interfaces and documentation of the same.

A key element of the role will be the delivery of software within agreed timescales and to budget.

The right candidate will be capable of designing and delivering robust code. Demonstration of competence in using C is essential as is embedded programming experience of both low level and high level code.

As a Senior Software Engineer, your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Ideal competencies:

  • Team working ability and drive to deliver on time.
  • C/C++ experience in an embedded environment.
  • Object oriented design and programming experience.
  • Experience of embedded processors.
  • Experience of interfacing with hardware devices.
  • Solid understanding of software development lifecycles and processes.
  • Experience of requirement analysis, software design and software architecture.
  • Behavioural: self-starting, adaptable, problem-solving.

Desirable competencies:

  • Familiarity with desktop application, GUI/event-based design.
  • Experience with embedded operating systems.
  • Knowledge of aviation regulatory standards for software: DO-178.
  • Experience programming peripheral interfaces, particularly Ethernet, SPI, serial ports.


In addition to a competitive salary, you will also join a flexible benefits scheme offering private medical insurance, life assurance, matched pension and 25 days holiday per annum