Software Developer - Back End

London (Central), London (Greater)
15 May 2022
15 Jun 2022
Full Time
Contract Type

Company Description

Inmarsat has been at the forefront of global mobile satellite communications for over forty years, and is the market leading provider of voice and high-speed data communications for users on land, at sea and in the air through its constellation of 14 geostationary satellites.  Inmarsat is a privately owned company with a profitable track record and significant growth aspirations. This is represented by more than 55 nationalities in the workforce, reflecting the global and dynamic nature of the business. With an investment of over $3 billion in its latest network infrastructure, Inmarsat is at the forefront of global mobile communications innovation.


Inmarsat’s Government business unit delivers against the requirements for voice, data and video services with demand for global availability and utmost reliability.  Whether a military commander on operations, a government official responding to a local emergency or a head of state conducting international affairs, Inmarsat provides them with essential access to voice and broadband data, where and when they need it.

Job Description

Primary Role Purpose:

The Global Government business unit is leading the development of INVISON, an innovative platform to improve access and management of secure government satellite communication to G2 customers.

Inmarsat G2 are seeking a senior software engineer for developing application server (NodeJS/NestJS) functionality for a platform. The successful candidate will be working under the guidance of the lead Software manager.

This role presents a unique opportunity to work within an enthusiast & dedicated team developing a disruptive platform to improve customer experience.

This is a full time role based in London.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support development of detailed software design for INVISON.
  • Development of the INVISON software, integrating with various software products & systems (Catalogue, Billing, Ticketing etc.).
  • API integration with existing internal & external systems
  • Implementing structured software testing strategies commensurate with the planned technology readiness level of the final product.


Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • NodeJS/NestJS
  • Principles of API design
  • AWS Cloud Infrastructure
  • Microservices, Docker
  • MongoDB
  • OAUTH 2.0.
  • Familiarity with DevOps practices
  • Unit / component and integration / system testing.

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • Waterfall and Agile development practices
  • Knowledge of communications networks, ideally satellite communications
  • Knowledge of common security threats and how to recognise / avoid writing exploitable code
  • Network Operation Centre solutions (e.g. Business Support Systems, Operational Support Systems)
  • Relational databases

Knowledge of satellite communication networks / government deployed communications, or a strong desire and aptitude to learn the dynamics of military and government deployments and communications needs and architectures, is highly desirable.

This role would suite a strong, creative, self-motivated person with demonstrable skills in business systems development lifecycles. The successful candidate needs to be comfortable in creating innovative solutions and not be afraid to be disruptive and creative, challenging conventional approaches.

The candidate needs to be fully conversant in English and be competent with MS Office (or similar)

Additional Information

You must be eligible to work in this location advertised.

Inmarsat Values: 

Our values define Inmarsat’s culture and represent what we believe in. Inmarsat employees aspire to certain behaviours which support our corporate values, they create a stronger working environment and lie at the heart of our continued success as an organisation.

  • Accountability – taking ownership, getting results and keeping our promises
  • Respect – collaborating, embracing diversity and valuing differences
  • Excellence – creating bold solutions for our customers and putting quality at the heart of everything we do

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