Embedded Software Test Engineer (White Box Testing)

Job Details:

Orbex is looking for an experienced Embedded  Software Tester (White Box) to support our mission critical on-board and ground segment software. This is a varied role which will have you working with embedded software engineers, application developers and provides the unique opportunity to get hands on at our test site to see the rocket’s critical systems in action.


Orbex is Europe’s most exciting space company. You will be joining a team developing one of the most innovative, high-tech orbital space launch vehicles in the world, and you’ll have the chance to earn an ownership stake in the company.

We are a highly motivated and focused team, and we are looking for colleagues who share our vision of creating Europe’s first fully private space access company.

We are looking for team members who will fit in immediately and hit the ground running.

The Position

The position includes all parts of a traditional software tester’s tasks list. In collaboration with software architect and developers, the focus of the responsibility will be:
• Write the software test specifications needed to qualify the software.
• Making sure all requirements are tracked and documented.
• Execute the software tests, primarily white-box testing with in-depth code reviews and making changes.
• Document all aspects of the tests.
• Offer advice on solutions to problems.

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants preferred have:
• Software Engineering or similar education.
• Experience as a white box testing Software, ideally for both embedded and application software (we primarily work in Embedded C, C++ and Python)

• Experience with mission critical software from either the Space, Transport, Medical or similar industry with strong requirements for quality of the software solutions.
• Experience with respect to documentation requirements, ideally from a mission critical or for high reliability software. 
• Several years of experience in documentation of software tests.


Personal characteristic of the applicants:
• Assumes responsibility of the tasks and sees them through.
• Very good communication skills in both oral and written form as well as interpersonal communication.
• Is a team player that sees the collaboration with co-employees as a very important part of creating good result both short and long term.
• Thrives in an international environment with collaboration across cultures and borders.

The Position Offers

•Being a part of the fast-developing space industry while also owning a stake in the company as it grows.
• A unique opportunity to participate in software team of a space launch vehicle.
• Being part of a larger team of software architects, developers and tester who all aim at creating high quality solutions.


This role is based in Forres at Orbex’s headquarters.

Orbex Forres is located at the foot of the Scottish Highlands, near Inverness. It’s close to the spectacular coastline, wild beaches and amazing wildlife of the Moray Firth, as well as being a short distance from the world famous Loch Ness, and Aviemore ski resort.

If you enjoy adventurous outdoor pursuits in extraordinary natural environments, the coast and highlands around Forres offer an ideal location.

Mountaineering, rock climbing, abseiling, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, camping, sailing, surfing, motorbiking and skiing are all within easy reach of our main UK factory, and many members of our team participate in adventure sports in the vast, beautiful settings of Sutherland.

If you enjoy drone flying, wildlife or landscape photography, some of the most spectacular vistas in the world are directly at your doorstep.


You must be a UK or European citizen or from a country that is a signatory to the MTCR convention. You may be required to undergo a UK BPSS check which includes a criminal record check. 


For the right candidate we offer an excellent benefits package that includes:-
• Competitive salary 
• An equity stake in the company
• Relocation assistance where appropriate
• Company Cycle to Work scheme

We are willing and able to offer visa sponsorship for this role.

Job Category: IT and Software
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: forres Scotland

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