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Software Build Engineer - Cloud Platforms (24680)

Central Cambridge
to £58,000 DoE + Top Package

Engineering a complex build system used for ML applied platform

Based in central Cambridge (close to public transport links), this dedicated engineering team are part of a multinational company with offices that include London and California. The team build a highly sophisticated distributed platform that enables their proprietary machine learning applications to tackle real-world problems at scale. They are currently looking for an experience software engineer to join them and take a leading role in designing and maintaining their build systems and complex package management tools.


  • Degree qualified in computer science or similar.
  • Experience in designing build systems for performance and reliability.
  • Technical skills include: use of C/C++ compilers (gcc, clang) and linkers; distributed build tools (icecream, distcc); build tools (CMake, Bazel); and package management systems (RPM, deb).
  • Further experience with Java and / or Python would be highly desirable.

The team do not develop run-of-the-mill products and are not looking for a run-of-the-mill Build Engineer. They are keen to hire someone who has a keen knowledge and enthusiasm for software tools, and can demonstrate a broad range of experience on relevant projects.

In return, an excellent remunerations package is available (including generous benefits), as well as a supportive work environment (including an expected 35-hour-flexible-working-week).

Keywords: Distributed / Cloud Systems, Compilers, Linkers, Package Management Systems, Java / Python, Machine Learning Applications

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