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Senior Software Engineer / Lead (24601)

Cambridge area
to £80,000 DoE + share options

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real-world robotics, startup, system software, C++ and C#, image processing, ML

This well-funded startup with founders from top companies is working on next-generation real world robotic systems for use in the UK and abroad. These rugged, precision semi-autonomous robots will be helping out specialist industry, out in the countryside, not on the factory floor.

They’re looking for a senior software engineer particularly skilled in C++ (11 onwards) and either conversant with, or happy to learn, C#, to work on the onboard systems which drive everything the robot does. A full PC/server performance-equivalent system is on board, including specialised computing hardware for intensive computation. Code will communicate with a sister embedded real-time system via onboard networking. Substantial processing takes place on the primary system, including image processing, machine learning, and overall control of the robot. C# is used for prototyping and “glue” code; this code will migrate to C++ over time.

You will have a top degree in computing (or a related subject) and strong A-level grades, and in addition:

  • In-depth experience working on C++ (11, 14 or 17 accepted) code for real-world systems, in commercial companies
  • Significant supplementary experience with other programming languages such as C# or Java
  • The mindset of a true engineer and sometime system architect
  • The ability to problem solve and design solutions for a wide range of issues from low-level network communication and computational throughput, through to creating a safety-critical certified product which will operate in the real-world rather than in a laboratory environment.

This is an exciting role for the right candidate, and given suitable experience and good team fit there is the opportunity for leadership responsibility.

The company also offers flexible working in addition to a generous salary and benefits; 5 day week equivalent hours are expected, and candidates will need to be locally based and able to travel to the office as required for meetings and as a matter of course most days.

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