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Top Software Troubleshooter, Computer Science (23311)

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
to £60k plus benefits package

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Cambridge, software engineer, performance, optimisation, analysis, open source

Are you a software systems engineering specialist with an eye for trouble? Do you have the olfactory acuity to pick out a code smell at 1000 yards? Do loops unroll as you look at them? And does your experience span multiple programming languages, operating systems, and see through spurious paradigms and methodologies?

This top flight company’s software is used in so many hardware devices globally that the bits in this paragraph no doubt flowed through at least one of their systems to reach you. They produce robust, open source, high quality, highly reliable software; but this doesn’t happen automatically, and even the best developers in the world make mistakes, and sometimes very subtle ones, only visible at the macro scale.

In this wide ranging role you will walk through some of the best written code in the world*, but which is carrying out very complex and performance sensitive tasks. You will bend your brain to finding and solving problems both subtle and systemic. Some of these changes may be R&D tasks in themselves.

If you have

  • A top degree in computer science or a related subject from a world class university
  • Years of commercial experience as a coder in C / C++, Python, and ideally a functional programming language
  • Exemplary experience as a system level engineer on distributed systems
  • A keen interest in system performance, complex systems, and/or applying statistical methods to a codebase
  • Linux, and possibly Windows, development experience

Then please do get in touch. We do read all CVs, we try to respond to everyone, and our only regret is that only the best candidates can be put forward to a role of this calibre.

This is a full time role in Cambridge, UK. Naturally candidates require existing permission to live and work in the UK without time limit, restriction or sponsorship.

(* At least, it will be when you’ve finished with it.)

Keywords: Cambridge, software engineer, performance, optimisation, analysis, open source

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