Job Description

Software / Hardware Architect (Defence Communications) (OUTSIDE IR35)

A Software Engineer is required to work on a seven-month contract (with the possibility of extension) for our defence client based in Luton.

This is a 7-month contract with a leading UK defence company.

Overview of the Software / Hardware Architect (Defence Communications) role

You will be required to develop new software functions on the 6th generation combat aircraft fighter, in the form of standalone micro-services, which can be integrated into the overall NEXIS solution.

  • Import of Algorithmic Mission Data (AMD)

Provide the ability for NEXIS users to be able to import AMD files, including support for capturing the appropriate metadata for the AMD. This activity requires the development of several GUIs and supporting back-end microservices.

  • Validation of AMD

Extending the import capability (1) of AMDs to include validation. Non-AMD files should be prevented from being imported to NEXIS, the meta-data being provided should be within the limits identified. The supporting back-end microservices also need to implement these validation checks in order to provide scalability options for future project deployments.

  • Creation of Tempest Hardware Software Stub

In order to provide independent verification of the Tempest TCP/IP implementation an independently created, standalone hardware 'stub' needs to be created to interpret the messages being sent and display these to the end user. The ability to respond to these messages with success/failure responses needs to be implemented.

  • Consultancy for design and implementation of TCP/IP connectivity to hardware

An independent review of the implementation of the TCP/IP connectivity to hardware needs to be undertaken to understand any limitations implemented in this key microservice for all future platform integrations, and ahead of re-using the components for Mission Analysis support.

Key skills required for the Software / Hardware Architect (Defence Communications)

  • Software or Hardware Architecture exp and will look at Systems, Network or Communications Architecture
  • Defence Communications exp
  • TCP/IP exp
  • Software Functions Development exp
  • Visual Studio and Telerik exp

If you are a Software Engineer looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other opportunities please contact Mark Ellis on or phone 0161 694 9196.

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