Software Engineer

GE Aerospace


Cheltenham, United Kingdom


Position summary

Job Description Summary

Are you interested in solving complex problems? Are you interested in working in a diverse and collaborative environment, surrounded by opportunity? Do you have a background in embedded Software development? We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join our cross-functional team of Systems and Software engineers. You will be working with highly skilled inclusive and diverse teams on world class products for the most famous airframers in the industry with opportunity to get involved in evolving projects and enhancing your career.

Job Description


Working for the Controllers business as a Software Engineer on a 777X programme you will be part of a team of engineering professionals with a range of experience at all levels. You must be comfortable working in a diverse and highly capable team, you will play a key part in developing systems / software that will fly around world. You will be solving technical problems whilst adhering to customer driven schedules. You will need to communicate clearly with your peers and your team leaders to provide clear status updates, whilst also identifying any technical risks and opportunities that you may be aware of. As you gain experience there may come times when you would be expected to represent the projects interests to the customer directly, this can sometimes require travel. This role will provide you with a challenging and incredibly rewarding career. You will be playing a pivotal role in developing are contributing to the safe transport of people and goods around the globe!

We are committed to improving our project execution through taking a lean and innovative approach to problem-solving and continuous improvement. We share technical knowledge and lessons learnt with others in the team, the department and across the wider engineering organisation. We are passionate about professional growth and developing our team culture, capability & capacity to meet customer needs whilst enabling every engineer to reach their potential through continuous learning. If this sounds like an environment in which you would thrive, then apply now!

The Role & Essential Responsibilities 

  • Capturing, understanding and documenting the software requirements for assigned system functionality.
  • Creating, updating and maintaining software architecture and designs for implementation in various languages (such as C C / C++, Phython, SQL).
  • Understanding and implementing software verification strategies.
  • Creating, updating and performing software tests.
  • Working to rigorous development standards
  • Authoring technical documentation as required and ensuring compliance with the relevant engineering policies and procedures and standards.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Experience of the software design lifecycle within aerospace, automotive or similar embedded software development environment, this could have been gained through a placement / internship, or, from direct work experience
  • Familiar with designing and implementing real-time embedded software.
  • Awareness of different software verification strategies and test equipment.
  • Creating, updating and performing software tests.
  • Awareness of RTCA DO-178B/C, DAL level A or B, or similar.
  • Awareness of target hardware.
  • Ability to execute and solve problems autonomously.
  • A degree from an accredited university or college or equivalent level of knowledge and experience

Desired Characteristics

  • A passion for engineering and problem solving with a keen interest in industry trends will enable you to contribute to the growth of the business portfolio of next generation of market-leading products!
  • Proficiency in software languages (such as C C / C++, Phython, SQL).
  • Awareness of Agile and Kanban techniques.
  • Awareness of lean methodologies for problem solving.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong team working and interpersonal skills
  • A positive attitude, initiative, pro-activeness and an enthusiasm and passion for Software Engineering will help you succeed in the department
  • If you share our team vision to demonstrate success by achieving and exceeding customer expectations, then apply now!

Flexible Working

GE supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life integration. We are happy to discuss compressed or part-time hours for this role.

Total Reward

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward.  Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.

As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;

  • Non-contributory Pension          
  • Life Assurance
  • Group income protection            
  • Private medical cover    
  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS

Right to Work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.


Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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About the company

Industry: Aerospace

GE Aerospace is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. At GE Aerospace, we believe the world works better when it flies.