SPIN - Catapult - Motion Platform Control Development


Employment Type Internship
Location Hybrid · Aylesbury, UK Westcott, 2/3 days per week
Salary £4,000 (GBP)
Team Future Systems
Seniority Junior
  • Closing: 5:30pm, 23rd Feb 2024 GMT

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Job Description

Project Description:

Satellite Applications Catapult is developing a new testing facility aimed at emulating real world on-the-move satellite communications in a controlled environment. As part of this, a motion platform has been procured for moving and rotating a satellite communication terminal in a repeatable and realistic manner. This project aims to develop a new software application to simulate the movement of marine, land and air vehicles on a motion platform for testing of antenna terminals.  This will involve creating bespoke software to generate movement data of a vehicle and reproduce this movement on the motion platform in real time. Find out more about SPIN and explore FAQs here.

Applicant Specification:

It is important that applicant should have knowledge of software development (Python, C# or C preferred).  It would be preferred, although not essential, if the applicant has completed Bachelor’s degree and pursuing education for master’s degree MSc, or MEng or higher.

Minimum requirements:

Knowledge of software/game development, understanding of robotics and mechatronics.

Process details:

  • 8 weeks minimum fixed term contract from 24th June to be agreed with successful candidate

  • In-person Induction Event to be held on 24th June at Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire

  • 5 days holiday to be taken during the placement

How we work:

We strive to create a high trust environment that enables team members to bring their whole selves to work – this helps to create the foundations of an innovation culture. Our shared values are critical to this:

  • We care - for our people, our partners, and our planet

  • We connect - and engage with people and ideas

  • We learn - and grow, as people and as an industry

Underpinning this is our belief in great teams, our combined efforts will always deliver outcomes beyond that of any individual providing we are honest through debate, experiment and reflect, and create shared resolutions in support of our purpose. Live these values, work to our principles, take ownership to deliver, and we are certain you will thrive with us.

This job description set outs the skills and experience we believe are needed to be able to do this job but, research also tells us women are much more likely than men to take this list of requirements as absolute and self-select out of the process. If you think you can deliver this role then we want to hear from you, regardless of the boxes you didn’t tick.

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