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 R&D Facility in Redhill, Surrey.

Your skills and experience:

As a Senior Software Engineer your responsibilities will include the development of user requirements, software design, code and testing and documentation. A key element of the role will be the delivery of new software of high quality within agreed timescales. There will also be opportunities to undertake research into the technical feasibility of new products and features.

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

  • Proficient in C and C++ (demonstrated by experience)
  • Solid understanding of Object Oriented design
  • Experience in software design and software life-cycle management
  • Creative and innovative problem solver
  • A motivated, self-starter who is eager to learn and develop.

Desirable competencies

  • Embedded Linux
  • Yocto project
  • Programming graphical components from scratch
  • Real-time data processing and visualisation
  • Test-driven development
  • Appreciation of modern C++ programming techniques e.g. generic programming, design patterns etc...
  • Python
  • Appreciation of wider system design
  • Experience with working with embedded systems


In addition to a competitive salary, you will also join a flexible benefits scheme offering private medical insurance, life assurance, 8% matched pension and 25 days holiday per annum with the ability to buy and sell days. We are also happy to offer flexible working and a part-subsidised cafeteria.


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