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 office in Redhill, Surrey. 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 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.

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

Ideal competencies:

  • 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.

Desirable competencies:

  • 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.


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