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Abaco Systems is an acknowledged leader in rugged embedded computing, especially in the military/aerospace market. Our products are used in hundreds of mission critical applications, where the performance and reliability we deliver can be a matter of life and death.

We’re growing fast: we’ve added substantially to our organisation in roles across the board – and that expansion will continue. We’re also growing by acquisition. Our strategy puts our customers front and centre of everything we do: their success will drive our success.

If you see yourself being part of a growing organisation that’s making a real difference in the world, Abaco Systems is for you.

This is how we serve.

At Abaco, we never forget those who serve and why what we do is important.


The purpose of the role is to experience Real Time, Embedded Software Development on a selection of Military & Aerospace projects. The duration of the role is up to 12 months.


Software Engineers are responsible for the design, development and test of real-time embedded software.

Implementation uses C and is targeted at hardware platforms such as PowerPC and the latest Intel generation. We have a long history of alliance partnerships with leading OS (Operating Systems) suppliers such as Windriver, Green Hills and Linux, as well as early access partnership with chip vendors such as Intel. Software Engineers will work with Product Managers and Electronic Engineers in order to provide an exceptional software product for our military and aerospace customers.

At Abaco, we know that our people are our strength. We’re a team with a common goal – and we’re passionate about what we do, innovative, and open-minded. We’re not just given responsibility – we’re actively encouraged to make things happen. Oh, and – we have fun. If that sounds like your kind of organisation – why not join us?

Key Responsibilities:

  • Gain knowledge of project tools and processes, e.g. DOORS, P4, JIRA, Confluence, static analysis, agile and others
  • Produce clear, concise written reports and instructions to enable other engineers to follow/repeat a process
  • Demonstrate initiative and enthusiasm for the involved technology
  • Get involved in requirements analysis & management
  • Implement / Test embedded software and automation test applications
  • Perform and understand Software Integration and Verification.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Studying, or intending to study for, a Degree in Software Engineering, Computing for Real-Time Systems, Electronics and Software Engineering or similar (but not IT-based degrees)
  • Desire to develop engineering skills using Real-Time Embedded Software.
  • Understanding and Interest in applying embedded software and electronic hardware to military and aerospace products.
  • Good problem-solving and creative, solution-building skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • For 12-month Internships the ability to start in August 2018.

Desire Characteristics

  • Ability to contribute effectively to team-working and group discussions
  • Ability to work to timescales, achieve personal deadlines and contribute to team deadlines
  • Methodical approach, including checking of own work. Maintain an enthusiastic, organised and positive attitude to work, with a polite, respectful and professional demeanour at all times.
  • To provide effective communication, both verbal and written (internal and external).
  • Ensure business activity is conducted in line with company values, policies & ethics code of conduct.
  • Proactively promote and support the company’s compliance with Health and Safety legislation.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: REQ-148
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  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Towcester
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  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Electronic
  • Software
  • Systems

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