Back-End Software Engineer

Harwell-Oxford, United Kingdom (UK), Open Cosmos [OC-BESE]

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering
Job type

About this job

Open Cosmos is revolutionising the way space technology is used and is at the forefront of the emerging new space industry. Our mission is to make space accessible to anyone, to help solve the world's biggest challenges. We do this by providing simple and affordable space missions, using nanosatellite technology, providing end to end space missions for customers around the world (private and institutional). We work with some of the biggest names in the industry, including the European Space Agency (ESA), but also with small and innovative high-tech companies, together developing the space technology and applications of the future.

Based at one of the world’s leading space campuses in Harwell, Oxfordshire, we are a young and ambitious team with the drive to define a greater future for this planet and the people living on it; therefore, when our minds come together to fulfil our mission to democratise the space we are happy to be part of something that is more than the best of each of ourselves.


You will be joining the Open Cosmos Programmes software development team and you will be responsible for designing, implementing, testing and delivering several of the software modules of one of our core products: beeApp.

  • Participate in the software architecture design
  • Lead the design and implementation of back end modules
  • Integration of development operation tools
  • Support the Customer Success Team to improve the user experience
  • Input to the technical roadmap


Attitude, experience and skills

  • Commitment and proactiveness
  • Experience in microservices-based back end development with Golang (Go).
  • Experience in databases
  • Experience in integrating development operations & developer experience tools

Nice to have

  • Front end skills in React and other frameworks like ES2017, HTML5 or CSS4 will behighly valued
  • Back end skills in SQL, Java, C++ or C# will be highly valued
  • Embedded software skills and experience
  • Knowledge of tools such as Kubernetes, GitLab CI/CD, Terraform, Unix CommandLine, Bash scripting, build systems or Testing frameworks

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