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Principal Software Engineer, Team Lead (25947)

to £85k DoE plus excellent benefits

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Hands-on C++ development with team lead responsibilities

This successful and financially secure company is looking for a progressive-thinking Lead Software Engineer to bring expertise in software development and assume responsibility for their team developing complex solvers for numerical physics. The core code is written in C++11 with Python wrappers.

The Lead Software Engineer will bring a proven track record in code design, performance optimisation and best practice within a complex scientific application area. This is a senior role, leading a team of talented software engineers whilst also bringing expertise in hands-on software development.


  • Degree in Computer Science, Physics, Maths or similar from a well-ranked university with significant industry experience
  • Demonstrable experience in software design for distributed high-performance computing platforms, particularly in a physics-based area
  • Excellent C++ is a must – there will be hands-on development work
  • Experience in developing high quality software and enthusiasm for continual improvement
  • Evidence of a collaborative team-focused approach to leading and managing colleagues

This company offers a friendly working environment near Oxford. There is an excellent salary and benefits package on offer with flexibility around working hours, share options and free lunches.

Keywords: C++, Python, Physics, Team Lead, Software Project Management, Parallel Computing, Distributed Systems, HPC, PhD, Oxford

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