Software Engineer


Full time
Posted 10 months ago

Breakthrough technology is vital for strengthening the UK’s Defence & Homeland Security. As a Software Engineer with our client, you will be at the forefront of this innovation race by helping to defend and protect the UK from the latest technological and cyber threats.

Your work will have a real-world impact. You will get to explore pioneering concepts by collaborating with elite multi-disciplinary teams of highly educated and skilled scientists, engineers, and designers. You will see ideas become a reality as you create prototypes through a rapid approach to design and implementation. It’s a fantastically challenging and varied role.

Every day, you will be operating at the boundary of technological exploration through inventions and cutting-edge technology. Typically, this will involve going through the whole product life cycle, you’ll capture requirements, design, develop, document, test, and deliver through to production. This will use all your experimental and problem-solving skills.

You will get to enjoy a broad range of technically demanding projects with the freedom to find solutions with the support of highly capable and intelligent colleagues.


Using C and at least one other language as appropriate for prototyping or test harness creation (such as C++, MATLAB, Python or Simulink), the projects cover areas such as:

  • experience with system architecture, requirements & interfaces,
  • ideally will have firmware and / or embedded software experience,
  • development of applications for Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) or bare metal,
  • will have experience of Software Defined Radio (SDR),
  • experience of debugging embedded software,
  • interfacing to standard peripherals such as SPI, I2C, UART etc.,
  • optimisation for resource constrained applications,
  • good knowledge of standard algorithms,
  • ability to develop new and / or adapt existing algorithms.

Ideally, you will have a depth of experience in two or more of the above areas. You will also have a track record of academic excellence, hold a relevant degree, and have proven technical capabilities including the design and development of technology solutions.

We are keen to hear from Software Engineers with experience in any sector, however, experience in defence would be useful.

Why our client?

Our client is no ordinary research and development consultancy. You will work at their smart and well-equipped offices and laboratories based just outside of Cambridge. Immediately you will be encouraged to share and implement your ideas – there’s no ‘newbie’ status, and you’ll benefit from our culture of freedom.

With little hierarchy, there are no corporate hoops to jump through. This, along with our flat structure, encourages mutual support, teamwork, and innovation. It also creates unique opportunities to develop skills in project leadership and client management to keep your professional development on track.

Our client is continuing their rapid growth plan, making this a great time to join their multi-disciplinary team. You will be part of building on our successful track record and developing your career at the cutting edge of technology. You will be supported by a team of experts. They are a business of individuals – however, their curiosity brings them together and it drives what they do. Whether you’re leading a project or part of a team, the whole structure of our client is designed to help you connect, thrive, and feel included.


Joining means you’ll enjoy their fantastic employee benefits including:

  • Lunch, snacks, and refreshments provided
  • Employer pension contribution of 12% (of pensionable salary +3% personal contribution)
  • Private medical insurance for you and your family & Life insurance
  • 25 days annual holiday plus bank holidays
  • A comprehensive relocation package is available, if applicable
  • Electric Vehicle Leasing & Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to social and sports clubs
  • Discounts and memberships to local sports facilities and the theatre

So, if you’re ready to create the extraordinary at the forefront of UK homeland security; apply today.

So, if you’re ready to create the extraordinary at the forefront of UK homeland security; apply today.

Please note:

You will need to be eligible for UK security clearance

This role is not eligible for UKVI sponsorship visa scheme

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