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Satellite Ground Station Developer

Landing station Platform Developer

SatixFy has engaged with a leading customer that is building a cutting-edge Low Earth Orbit satellite constellation. As part of this engagement, SatixFy is building a state-of-the-art landing station / feeder link product to connect the satellite network with the internet cloud.

The landing station is an edge network element controlling modem and RF component designed by SatixFy for satellite communication and meshing it to Metro Ethernet grade networking elements. Running on embedded Linux, the landing station will feature communication software to optimize the data throughput towards the satellite (and from it) and networking, security, and control plane applications to facilitate it as a point of presence in the customer back-bone terrestrial network.

This is a new product for SatixFy and is going to be written from scratch, based on existing high-end satellite communication technology. This is an opportunity to embark on a interesting and challenging adventure into the world of satellite communication which is undergoing a major disruptive revolution.

Role Overview

Design, develop and support bespoke communications platforms which integrate custom hardware with embedded software for deployment on our proprietary Linux based communication hub product.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the local team leader, the candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Develop & maintain software used by SatixFy products, based on high-level architecture specs;
  • Integration of 3rd party systems with bespoke Linux-based software;
  • Timely delivery of software to a variety of product lines integrating Linux server platforms and SatixFy modem chipsets;
  • Maintain code quality standards using industry-recognized tools;
  • Support automation tools and continuous integration methodologies;
  • Take ownership of issues on SatixFy products and engage with customers and suppliers as appropriate;
  • Produce documentation at all levels of lifecycle (concept, design, training material etc.);
  • Travel to customer sites & remote offices for product bring-up/support where necessary.

Job Requirements

  • 3 or more years C and/or C++ commercial expertise;
  • Experience of full lifecycle user-space software development on a Linux platform;
  • Optionally, some embedded software experience, preferably on ARM or similar microprocessors;
  • Optionally, communications system domain knowledge, e.g. cellular, satellite or similar;
  • TCP/IP expertise, across the full range of protocols, including performance enhancements;
  • Some knowledge of common internet approaches and protocols like: REST, MQTT, JSON, JWT, TLS etc.
  • Linux configuration and deployment, including use of VMs, fault detection and recovery;
  • Linux kernel expertise is not essential, but good to have;
  • Version Control e.g. GIT and/or SVN or similar.

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