Software Engineer

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Bristol, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-05-15

Category: transportation

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About the company:

Revolutionising urban air mobility and electrifying air travel

Join the Software Team based in Bristol as a Software Engineer and help us to achieve our mission of pioneering electric aviation.

What success will look like for you, as a Software Engineer?

As a Software Engineer you will be supporting a diverse array of projects, codebases and infrastructure that contribute to the design, development, and certification of our aircraft. You will be responsible for high performance data capture and streaming tools as well as secure and scalable data pipelines from aircraft and test rigs to the cloud.

Other responsibilities include full stack web applications to support internal operations e.g. flight test configuration management or live dashboards for telemetry data and automation and monitoring of test equipment, as well as hybrid cloud instrumentation, monitoring and analytics services.

You will be working closely with a variety of engineering teams, including the software, data & comms and rig test teams as well as other end users in the business. You will be supporting with architecture and prototyping of cloud services for our certified aircraft and with services to integrate our systems with partners in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem as well as supporting and training for other non-software engineering teams e.g. python scripting, data processing.

You will report directly into the Software Engineering Manager and be a key member of the software team, supporting the continued development of our in-house expertise, specialist knowledge and capabilities.

What would we like you to bring.

We want you to be successful in your role, in order to achieve this, you will need to have a proven track record of delivering high quality software. A passion for sustainable aviation is also a big plus.

Ideally you will have completed either a Bachelor's/Master’s/PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or closely related STEM discipline and understand modern front-end and back-end web development stacks and proficiency with at least one backend programming language (e.g. TypeScript, C#, C++, Rust).

You will have knowledge of database technologies e.g. PostgreSQL, MongoDB, InfluxDB and Python scripting as well as experience working as part of an agile software team using modern tooling and CI/CD (e.g. JIRA, Git, Azure DevOps).

Familiarity with IP-based networking: TCP/UDP and with infrastructure as code concepts and frameworks (e.g. Terraform, Ansible) as well as proven industry experience in developing, deploying and maintaining scalable and secure cloud solutions in production will be preferred, but not essential.

Additionally, you will ideally have some experience with automated testing and CI/CD pipelines and with Linux development and containerisation as well as hands-on experience with cloud computing platform providers (Azure / AWS) and proficiency with at least one major front-end web framework (e.g. React, Svelte, Angular, Vue, Blazor), however these aren’t essential.



What can you expect from us?

We're on a mission. Where others see limits, we see opportunity, and we work at pace. Working at Vertical isn't your average role but for those seeking a challenge, a flexible, supportive organisation and an incredible team; working here is an opportunity to do the best work of your career.

Our approach promotes ingenuity and courage, while our environment builds success through diligence in safety and being open in the way we work. The only way we're going to assure the next chapter of aviation history is by working as a team, relentlessly, towards our goal.  

Our benefits

Our people matter - we're not going anywhere without them. Which is why our company benefits go beyond the essentials.

  • 26 days holiday, plus bank holiday
  • 5 extra days per year to buy (or sell)
  • 5 extra days holiday when you get married or enter a civil partnership
  • Additional 4% of your salary to spend on extra benefits
  • Award-winning digital health and wellbeing service (Help@Hand)
  • Company Share Scheme - open to every Vertical employee
  • Company Pension Scheme - 5% and we match it
  • Breakfast on us, every day

We may just be the hardest job you've ever had, but we're confident it will be the most rewarding. Join the team today and help us shape the future of Advanced Air Mobility.

Disclaimer Statement

We encourage you to apply even if you may not have all the experience listed in the advert. We recognise that talent comes in various forms and we are committed to providing opportunities that create an environment of growth, diversity, and inclusion for everyone. As part of our desire to review and make our processes fair, we may ask you questions related to these aspects during the application process. For more information on how we will use your data, see our Legal section.

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