Platform Development Engineer

Location: UK-London
Department: Delivery & Transformation (3620)


About Us

Global Eagle is a leading provider of satellite-based broadband connectivity, television and entertainment services, content and data analytics to aviation, maritime, enterprise and government markets. Global Eagle offers a fully integrated portfolio of rich media content and high-speed connectivity solutions for airlines, private jets, cruise lines, commercial ships, super-yachts, ferries, enterprise, government and military installations worldwide with proprietary performance-enhancing technologies and exclusive access to premium media. With 1,300 employees on six continents and leading global satellite and ground networks, the company delivers exceptional service and concierge support to its customers.

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Role Summary

The Media & Entertainment Solutions department is responsible for the nurturing and enhancement of GEE’s OPEN™ Platform and overall Media Processing set across multiple verticals including airline and maritime.

We are looking for a Platform Development Engineer to join our MET team and help us develop and maintain various software products.

Platform Development Engineer responsibilities include writing and testing code, debugging programs, and integrating applications with third-party SaaS solutions.

To be successful in this role, you should have experience using server-side logic and work well in a team.

Ultimately, you’ll build highly responsive web applications that align with our business needs.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Write effective, scalable code
  • Integrate user-facing elements into applications
  • Test and debug programs
  • Assessing and Prioritising feature requests
  • Work with Product and Platform Managers within the MET team to input into strategic and tactical direction around the planning and design of new products, services/applications for GEE products.
  • Work closely with the Project Management team to ensure dependencies & key milestones are understood, communicated and managed.
  • Work with product, engineering and teams to document the technical and product requirements within a Product Requirements Document.
  • Work with Product Owners within the MET team to ensure the requirements are entered into Confluence, Jira and Asana.
  • Work alongside Third Party Vendors and the respective TAM
  • Develop and manage external vendor relationships.\

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related industry required.
  • Work Experience as a Python Developer or using other interpreted languages such as Java, JavaScript, Perl, Tcl, or Smalltalk
  • Experience with AWS services such as S3, EC2, SNS, and Terraform
  • Background in developing within high availability, cloud-based scalable environments ideally AWS
  • Familiarity with front-end technologies
  • Excellent project management skills. Ability to establish priorities, manage multiple projects/priorities at once, establish timelines/milestones to achieve objectives, co-ordinate teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to create presentations & present effectively to different audiences – technical, senior leadership and customers.
  • Familiarity in working within Agile Software Development in addition to the Atlassian suite of Jira and Confluence
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to interact professionally and effectively with all levels of employees across the business
  • Ability to operate effectively under the pressure of deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in business requirements & technology.
  • Strong strategic, analytical, and critical thinking skills.


  • Multi-tasking
  • Autonomous
  • Proactive
  • Strong Interpersonal skills with clarity of communication in writing and verbally

Our Core Values

  • Communicate and Connect
  • Deliver Excellence and Own it
  • Be Honorable
  • Operate as ONE
  • Learn and Embrace Change

Why You Should Work Here

A career with Global Eagle is a unique opportunity to grow your knowledge and skills within a culture that thrives on collaboration and innovation. In addition to being a part of an amazing group, we also have competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, pension, disability and life insurance, flexible scheduling, and discounts on gym membership, concerts, amusement parks, hotels, and more!



Global Eagle is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Due to COVID, our interviews are now done in a safe environment using online platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams.


Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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