Spherea UK, part of the Spherea Group of Companies, is a cross-industry provider of complex test systems; providing solutions to the major Aerospace, Defence & Space Primes as well as the platform manufacturers and defence contractors.

Our mission is to test the world and enable our clients to validate their new products & technologies and commercialise them quickly and cost-effectively. With an outstanding pedigree and test in our DNA we are involved in an unlimited field of applications and industries that can range from commercial aircrafts, light armoured military vehicles, helicopters, battle tanks, space platforms, nuclear power stations control systems and even complete metro systems. Whether our customers are at the qualification, production or maintenance stage, we deliver the right solution to meet the requirements of their ambitious programmes.

We require a Software Developer with C# knowledge to join the business initially to undertake some development work for a key customer. We would then hope to develop your skills and knowledge to become a fully-fledged Systems Engineer, supporting our Strategic Programmes with all of our day-to-day design and development requirements.

Your Role

This role requires an individual with a logical & analytical mind-set who is always keen to learn and who will enjoy having a diverse range of engineering projects. The ideal candidate is self-motivated and result driven. Coaching and mentoring will be provided with the objective of developing the candidate to become autonomous in their day-to-day activities and to support their career aspirations.

The candidate will be involved with the development of a C# PC application to test a Unit Under Test (UUT).

The application shall be GUI based, running on Windows 10 and above, and is required to interface with PCIe FPGA development boards resident in a Test PC.

The application shall have the following functionality:

  • Manage data transfers between host PC and PCIe cards
  • Display the UUT status as part of application
  • Provide an interface to allow the user to send text based scripts to the PCIe cards for execution
  • Log data sent to / from the UUT in timestamped logs

This Engineering role is a great chance to enhance your career and gain huge experience solving problems.

Skills and knowledge required

The resource should demonstrate a passion for new technology and be comfortable working closely with colleagues from embedded software and firmware as both are resident on the PCIe cards.

They should be able to support a dynamic and forward thinking team, with a desire to do things differently to support final delivery.

They should provide support to the project and have skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Proficiency in Test Application Software Design: -
  • Ability to create desktop PC applications in C# using design tools such as Visual Studio FPGAs
  • Experience developing software to industry standards

Task required

  • Software requirements capture and management
  • Concept software application development for complex functions and systems
  • Test GUI Application software design
  • High speed communications data links
  • Integration and test of GUI Test solutions;
  • Production of material for design reviews;
  • Development of test planning, integration and design verification;
  • Ability to interact with Hardware, Embedded Software and Firmware members of the Development team.

Key Deliverables

Provide Application Software engineering support for the Projectct.

  • Successfully achieve full security clearance
  • Ensure they provide support, as and when required at the location dictated by the tasks and SC requirement.
  • Attend and support peer reviews
  • Support the production of the Application Software documentation
  • Test Application Software Design from Concept to Final Design sign-off
  • Review of Test Equipment Requirements and filter out the pertinent Software Requirements

Spherea UK offers a comprehensive rewards package including a generous holiday allowance and a pension with a high level of Employer contribution. Through our fully funded benefits scheme you can enjoy products that ensure you stay healthy and secure and suit todays demanding lifestyles. These include family level private healthcare, complimentary therapies cash plan (dental, optical, physio, EAP), Life Assurance and Income Protection.


  • We have a great benefits package; on top of a competitive salary
  • Generous Training Budget and opportunities for advancement
  • Annual Bonus
  • Generous Pension Scheme (4% EE & 8% ER)
  • Full Family Healthcare Plan
  • Family Cash Plan
  • Cyclescheme
  • 27 Days Holiday (plus Bank Holidays)
  • The ability to work remotely (after a qualifying period)