Founded in 2010, we’re dedicated to supplying and integrating innovative systems that can better secure, manage, and safeguard the airspace and land of critical infrastructure.

Deploying tools that can offer comprehensive strategic intelligence in the face of threats from unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and providing access to expertise on-demand, we’re on a mission to help aid defence and manage ongoing risks with the very latest insights available.

Holding decades of experience, we always tailor our solutions to meet the technical requirements and risk matrix faced by our clients, ensuring comprehensive situational awareness and optimising operational performance regardless of the environment.

“Our expertise has evolved from our inception by bringing innovative technology solutions to customers in aerospace, defence and more.

We continue to lead in areas such as simulated training and planning environments for aircraft and ground vehicles alike.”

We need you

Our team is rapidly growing and we’re always looking for experienced and passionate engineers, software developers, analysts, and executives to join our worldwide team of dedicated experts. Adept in a full suite of fields from Synthetic Training Environments and SAM Systems to Avionics and ILS support, our team is dedicated to enabling complete safety of airspace and land for a range of commercial and public infrastructures.

OSL is fully committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees, workers and job applicants, and to eliminating unlawful and unfair discrimination. The Company aims to create a culture that encourages and values diversity, and that appoints, rewards and promotes staff based on merit.

For any employment enquiries, or to learn more about joining the Operational Solutions team, view our latest vacancies and fill out the vacancy form to register your interest.

  • Counter Drone: Field EngineerMore

    Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
    Salary: £3035k per year depending on experience and skills. 

    The role involves being at the forefront of providing CUAS and Security services to large scale international customers. In this role, you will be responsible for installing, maintaining, testing and evaluating a range of sensors such as radars, radio frequency (RF) detectors, and various camera systems.

    The post comes with a competitive salary, a work pension and 33 days holiday.

    Essential Requirements:

    • Legally able to be employed in the UK.
    • Must pass a DBS check.
    • Must be able to achieve UK SC Clearance.
    • A full, manual Driving Licence.
    • Flexibility to work for periods at night due to operational necessity.
    • Organised and self-motivated, able to work using own initiative or as a team member following strict operational protocol, processes and procedures.
    • Assist in the development and enhancement of the system and its operation.
    • Highly confident and approachable with the enthusiasm to maintain the highest personal and professional standards in a busy environment.

    Key Skills (essential):

    • Qualified, multi-skilled Engineer with either a field service or maintenance background and exposure to repair, maintenance, fault finding, installation and commissioning of security and/or electromechanical systems.
    • Working knowledge of equipment software, hardware, basic network configuration.
    • Understanding of radar and RF theory and characteristics.
    • The ability to assess equipment performance in both test and live environments.
    • Working knowledge and experience of electrical and mechanical systems.
    • Experience of completing technical reports and reviewing technical data and drawings.
    • Excellent communication and administration skills, both written and verbal.
    • The ability to work under pressure and comply with strict timelines.
    • Ability to work in accordance with HSE and SIA regulations.

    Key Skills (desirable):

    • Experience on radar, RF detectors and camera systems.
    • Experience or interest in operating UAS (drones).
    • Current knowledge and understanding of the threat landscape, emerging security threats and vulnerabilities.
    • IT skills with proficiency in MS Teams and Office.

    Why should you apply?

    • Competitive Salary
    • 25 days plus Bank Holidays
    • Workplace Pension
    • Discretionary Performance Bonuses
    • Career Progression and Development
    • Training courses including CAA regulated drone pilot’s licence
    • SIA Licence
  • Counter Drone – Airports: Expert Operator More

    Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
    Salary: £22,000 – £25,000.00 per year depending on experience and skills.

    The role involves being at the cutting edge of providing counter drone services to large scale international customers. In this role, you will be responsible for the monitoring of the counter drone system’s output. Upon detection of unauthorised drones, which are operating unlawfully in restricted airspace, you will be the first line response liaising directly with the risk managers and decision makers responsible for smooth operations at key international airports. You will also be required to liaise directly with police response teams and provide direction so that they can navigate to unlawful drone pilot locations.

    The post comes with a competitive salary package, a work pension and 33 days holiday.

    Key Skills:

    • Ability to analyse alerts and information generated by various security tools.
    • Exceptional discretion regarding use of highly sensitive and confidential documentation.
    • Ability to correctly assess the severity of incidents to prioritise and escalate to the next level as necessary.
    • Interact with network intrusion detection devices and other security systems via commercial consoles, both local and remote.
    • Configure, operate and troubleshoot various IT and security tools.
    • The ability to co-ordinate technical, incident and supplier teams to ensure that all incidents are accurately prioritised, effectively managed and resolved within agreed timelines.
    • Continually update stakeholders of changes in status during issue resolution.
    • Cohesive, appropriate and timely response to incidents, errors or faults as they occur.
    • Excellent communication and administration skills, both written and verbal with the ability to communicate at all levels of the business.
    • Comprehensive IT skills with proficiency in MS Teams and Office; particularly Excel, Word and Outlook with the aptitude to learn new, relatively complex systems.
    • Continual and vigilant monitoring of the system using the software and hardware tools provided.

    Additional Requirements:

    • Previous experience of working within an Operations Room environment is desirable but not essential.
    • Experience with social media monitoring, OSINT analysis and/or mapping software desirable but not essential.
    • Maintain current knowledge and understanding of the threat landscape, emerging security threats and vulnerabilities.
    • Perform system administrative tasks defined within the Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Legally able to be employed in the UK.
    • Must pass a DBS check.
    • Must be able to achieve UK SC Clearance.
    • A full manual Driving Licence is necessary.
    • Flexibility to work split-shift patterns including some weekends.
    • Organised and self-motivated, able to work using own initiative or as part of small, dedicated team following strict operational protocol, processes and procedures.
    • Assist in the development and enhancement of the system and its operation.
    • Highly confident and approachable with the enthusiasm to maintain the highest personal and professional standards in a busy environment.

    Why should you apply?

    • Competitive Salary
    • Generous Holidays (33 days per annum)
    • Workplace Pension
    • Discretionary Performance Bonuses
    • Career Progression and Development
    • Training courses including CAA regulated drone pilot’s licence
    • SIA Licence
  • Lead Software DeveloperMore

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    Leading a software engineering feature team you are tasked with managing the development, maintenance & testing of high quality, high security and high performance software according to agreed project plans.

    You will work closely with the architecture team to provide input into the High Level Designs (HLD) and Technical Stories and will provide resourcing to create estimates against the HLD and Technical Stories.

    You will manage the creation of Low Level Designs (LLD) complete with Dev-Ops Tasks and accurate estimates and will present that back to both the Architect and the originating customer for review.

    You will provide direct input into the Sprint Planning process including defining Sprint Goals.

    During the Sprint you will manage the teams resources effectively to ensure maximum progress is being made at all times and removing any blockers, whilst also ensuring we are delivering quality (conforming to defined coding standards, Unit-Tested, Feature Tested) software.

    At the end of each Sprint you will lead the Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective and will then act upon any recommendations from the Retrospective in conjunction with the Head of SW Engineering.

    Key Job Requirements:

    • Manage the development of elastic/cloud scale Command and Control applications
    • Assist in the maintenance of existing customer systems through a bug triage and resolution process
    • Manage the code repositories and define its branching strategy
    • Contribute to the analysis of requirements in the design of new systems
    • Distil complex designs into defined tasks and provide estimations
    • Develop automated testing solutions and manage unit testing coverage
    • Create and maintain appropriate documentation standards for each stage of the software development lifecycle across the team
    • Define and enforce coding standards
    • Ensure all code is stored in OSL approved source control systems
    • Direct and support the work of others in the Software Development team
    • Perform regular 1-2-1’s with all members of the team, resolving any issues and planning
    • Mentor and support the work of the senior developers
    • Present the teams work to all stakeholders

    Qualifications/Key skills and qualities
    Essential Skills/Experience

    • Deep understanding of Microsoft .NET C#
    • Deep understanding of Microsoft .NET Core
    • Deep understanding of Microsoft SQL Server & database platforms
    • Deep understanding of Microsoft Windows server
    • Deep understanding of Linux
    • Deep understanding of containerisation
    • Deep understanding of message queue systems
    • Understanding of documentation standards e.g UML
    • Understanding of microservice architectures
    • Understanding of web development tools
    • Understanding of Azure DevOps for work management
    • Understanding of Azure DevOps for build pipelines
    • Understanding of Azure DevOps for source control including branching and pull requests
    • Understanding of agile ceremonies including standups, sprint planning and retrospectives
    • Ability to problem solve and share best practice
    • Able to question / challenge established process

    Nice to have Skills/Experience

    • Understanding of SecOps
    • Understanding of fusion and correlation techniques
    • Understanding of Command and Control (C2) Systems
    • Experience of working in the Defence and Security
  • Senior Software DeveloperMore

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    Working with a small dynamic team you will be tasked with the development maintenance & testing of high quality, high security and high performance software according to agreed project plans.

    You will work closely with the Lead Developer to provide input into the High Level Designs (HLD) and Technical Stories and to create ‘t-shirt’ estimates against the HLD and Technical Stories.

    You will lead a group of developers when working on larger DevOps Technical Stories, generating the required Low Level Design (LLD) documentation and ensuring the Technical Story is broken down into distinct tasks that can be estimated and worked on independently.

    During the development sprint you will then be responsible for ensuring those tasks are completed and any task orchestration and testing takes place effectively.

    Key Job Requirements:

    • Assist in the development of elastic/cloud scale Command and Control applications
    • Assist in the maintenance of existing customer systems through a bug triage and resolution process
    • Ensure the use of code repositories and enforce the branching strategy
    • Contribute to the analysis of requirements in the design of new systems
    • Distil complex designs into defined tasks and provide estimations
    • Develop automated testing solutions and ensure unit testing coverage
    • Create documentation and ensure the approved documentation standards are used for each stage of the software development lifecycle across the team
    • Enforce the defined coding standards
    • Ensure all code is stored in OSL approved source control systems
    • Direct and support the work of the developers in the Software Development team
    • Mentor and support the work of the developers
    • Assist in the presentation of the teams work to all stakeholders

    Qualifications/Key skills and qualities
    Essential Skills/Experience

    • Good understanding of Microsoft .NET C#
    • Good understanding of Microsoft .NET Core
    • Good understanding of containerisation
    • Good understanding of message queue systems
    • Good understanding of Microsoft SQL Server & database platforms
    • Good understanding of Microsoft Windows server
    • Good understanding of Linux
    • Understanding of documentation standards e.g UML
    • Understanding of microservice architectures
    • Understanding of web development tools
    • Understanding of Azure DevOps for work management
    • Understanding of Azure DevOps for source control including branching and pull requests
    • Understanding of agile ceremonies including standups, sprint planning and retrospectives

    Nice to have Skills/Experience

    • Understanding of Azure DevOps for build pipelines
    • Understanding of SecOps
    • Understanding of fusion and correlation techniques
    • Understanding of Command and Control (C2) Systems
    • Experience of working in the Defence and Security
    • Ability to problem solve and share best practice
    • Able to question / challenge established process
  • Software DeveloperMore

    Purpose of Role:

    Working with a small dynamic team you will be tasked with the development maintenance & testing of high quality, high security and high performance software according to agreed project plans.

    You will work with the Lead/Senior developers when working on larger DevOps Technical Stories, to help generate the required Low Level Design (LLD) documentation and ensuring the Technical Story is broken down into distinct tasks that can be estimated and worked on independently.

    During the development sprint you will then be responsible for ensuring those tasks that are assigned to you are completed and any task orchestration and testing takes place effectively.

    Key Job Requirements:

    • Assist in the development of elastic/cloud scale Command and Control applications
    • Assist in the maintenance of existing customer systems through a bug triage and resolution process
    • Ensure the use of code repositories and the branching strategy
    • Assist in the distillation of complex designs into defined tasks and provide estimations
    • Develop automated testing solutions and unit test coverage
    • Create documents that adhere to the documentation standards for each stage of the software development lifecycle
    • Adhere to the defined coding standards
    • Ensure all code is stored in OSL approved source control systems
    • Assist in the presentation of the teams work to all stakeholders where required

    Qualifications/Key skills and qualities
    Essential Skills/Experience

    • Good understanding of Microsoft .NET C#
    • Good understanding of Microsoft .NET Core
    • Understanding of Microsoft SQL Server & database platforms
    • Understanding of Microsoft Windows server
    • Understanding of Azure DevOps for work management
    • Understanding of Azure DevOps for source control including branching and pull requests

    Nice to have Skills/Experience

    • Understanding of Linux
    • Understanding of agile ceremonies including standups, sprint planning and retrospectives
    • Ability to problem solve and share best practice
    • Able to question / challenge established process
  • Bid WriterMore

    Purpose of the role

    As the company enters a period of significant growth, this role will help to win customer contracts and innovation grants. The role is a hybrid working role, working from home and our two offices, which are a mile apart in Reading, RG7.

    Key job requirements

    • Write effective, concise, and compelling content while under the pressure associated with bid deadlines
    • Get accurate, high quality information from all bid stakeholders in order to produce the bid
    • Collate factual information from multiple sources in an interesting and comprehensive format which meets customers’ and grant bodies’ requirements and increases the probability of bid success
    • Work with other bid team members to build skills and confidence to write and produce input material

    Key skills and attributes

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and able to build relationships with people at all levels
    • High attention to detail, with excellent editing and proofing skills
    • Excellent literacy skills and the vocabulary to write technical information concisely
    • Deadline driven
    • Effective time management skills
    • Able to multitask and prioritise workload
    • Proven bid team involvement, ideally in a similar environment
    • Can demonstrate effective bid writing skills

    Salary

    • £40k – £70k pa depending on experience.

     

  • Sales ExecutiveMore

    Purpose of the role

    Due to rapid growth in the CUAS market and the corresponding development of the Company, we are now looking to recruit a dynamic Sales Executive reporting to our Business Development Manager. The Sales Executive will play an integral part in the support and further development of OSL as it establishes itself as a Lead player in the CUAS market.

    Reporting to: Business Development Manager 

    The Role

    We are looking for an enthusiastic & articulate individual who can provide compelling, evidenced solutions for our clients.

    • You will conduct product demo’s both in-person and via web-based technologies
    • Act as the first point of contact to prospective clients, you will qualify inbound sales leads from initial discovery through to opportunity
    • Be able to articulate and lead our complex sales cycles to present the value of our full product suite to decision makers
    • Forecast sales activity and revenue achievement in our CRM
    • You will build and deliver targeted sales campaigns,
    • You will work with our marketing team to generate high quality promotional materials that creatively articulate our products and services to the market.
    • Provide sales and logistical support during exhibitions.
    • Manage and secure our short term sales pipeline and support prospects from initial enquiry through to purchase.
    • Preparing monthly sales reports.

    Key Qualities & Skills

    • An excellent communicator with a strong rapport building skills.
    • A highly organised multi-tasker with attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines.
    • A positive, confident, and determined approach.
    • Have the ability to travel globally if required.
    • Experienced using a CRM system (Pipedrive or similar)
    • Previous experience in a fast-paced sales environment with evidence of success.
    • Prior experience selling SaaS or similar products.
    • Confident presentation skills

    Salary

    • £25k/30k pa depending on experience
    • Must have a full UK drivers licence
    • Remote Worker (option to come into the office)
    • Based in the South UK

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