Software Development Engineer

Location: Preston

Job type: Permanent/ Contract

Salary: Competitive

Delkia is a specialist Systems Integrator (SI) operating throughout the UK and Internationally for safety-related and mission-critical systems in highly regulated sectors, including Aerospace, Maritime, Defence and Nuclear.

Our offering includes digital engineering, system integration, engineering design, technical consultancy, and complex control systems support, all of which are harnessed specifically for each project’s needs, maturity and technology requirements.

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Software Development Engineer to join our dynamic team at Delkia.

Overview of the role

As a software engineer you will be contributing to the further development of our capabilities in Software and Systems Engineering on a variety of Defence projects.

Key responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing software solutions (embedded firmware and desktop applications)

  • Deploying to Target Hardware

  • Configuring, releasing and deploying of the product

  • Developing functional design specifications

  • Investigate issues arising in the field or during testing and provide solutions

  • Maintaining and upgrading our existing software

  • Software testing, validation and verification

  • Actively participate in specifying solutions for business needs and contribute to the process of continual improvement

  • Develop software in accordance with requirements and agreed design, with consideration for software quality and future maintenance.

  • Ensure collaboration with other engineering disciplines to support requirements capture and testing of software, and to ensure an integrated approach to meet cost and schedule targets

  • Authoring of models within an applicable toolset

  • Ensuring software development standards, policies and procedures are adhered to

Desired Qualifications / Prerequisites

  • Engineering background in weapons systems or design

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline (Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or similar)

  • Proven skills in software design and development using: C/C++, C# Ada 95, Java

  • Experience in Real-Time Embedded Systems

  • A desire to learn new technologies and find creative solutions to complex technical challenges

  • Ability to create a collaborative team environment and facilitate communication of ideas in an inclusive environment

  • Ability to work accurately from detailed Software Requirement Specifications and to be able to trace requirements coverage

  • Ability to support testing and to resolve issues arising

  • Ability to develop software fulfilling requirements to optimise software for speed, memory constraints, maintainability etc.

  • Embedded – Real-time, target hardware, C & C++, Rust, RTOS (e.g. VxWorks, MicroC/OS, Embedded Linux), data comms (e.g. 1553, RS422) and networking. Frontend (C++ QT)

  • Distributed – Java, JavaFx, C++, C#, Python, Linux. Frontend (React/Vue, Javascript, C++ QT)


  • Flexible Working

  • Training and Development

  • Excellent Company Standards

  • Benefit Package

  • Great team spirit

  • Organisation social events

  • Professional membership

Company Overview

Based in Preston and Cumbria, Delkia is a specialist systems integrator in systems engineering design, systems integration in the Aerospace, Maritime, Defence and Nuclear sectors.


To become the leading British Systems Integrator and partner of choice for high-integrity and mission-critical systems.


  • Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Integrity, Trust and Accountability

  • Safety and Security

  • Client Focused

  • Social Value and Impact

  • Continuous Improvement

Delkia is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

You must be suitable to meet security vetting requirements.

All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

How to apply:

Please send your CV / interest to