Date posted: 20 Sep 2021

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.

The purpose of the role is the design, coding, debugging and testing of human machine interface software for our products using Object Oriented Design in C++ and Qt. This will be undertaken while working closely with hardware and software engineers to deliver specific project goals derived from product requirements.

This role will be based at Redhill.

Person Specification 

  • Proficient in C++ and Qt (demonstrated by experience).
  • Solid understanding of object oriented design.
  • Windows GUI application development.
  • Experience in software design and software lifecycle management.
  • Creative and innovative problem solver.
  • A motivated, self-starter who is eager to learn and develop.
  • Degree in electronics, computer science, software engineering or equivalent.

It would be advantageous if you had knowledge of:

  • Programming graphical components from scratch.
  • Real-time data processing and visualisation.
  • Test-driven development.
  • Appreciation of modern C++ programming techniques, e.g., generic programming, and design.
  • Experience with database integration, e.g., SQL.
  • Appreciation of wider system design.
  • Experience working with embedded systems.


  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy and sell leave
  • Bonus
  • Flexible benefits scheme including private medical insurance and cycle to work scheme
  • Pension contribution matched up to 8%
  • Employee Assistance Programme 

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.