Principal Software Engineer

  • Job Reference: N6476-18A
  • Date Posted: 8 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Gregory-Martin International
  • Location: Portsmouth / Partially Remote Working
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £50,000 to £80,000
  • Sector: Government & Defence, I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Senior/Principal Software Engineer - Modelling and Simulation, C, C++, Unreal Engine

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire / Hybrid Role

Salary: £50,000 to £80,000 depending on level of experience, plus excellent benefits


Our client is a successful consultancy providing digital technology expertise to projects in the Ministry of Defence. They are looking for an experienced Software Developer to join their innovative team.


Job role for Senior/Principal Software Engineer:

This is an exciting opportunity for a senior level Software Engineer with at least 5 years plus programming experience to join a newly formed team within our client’s digital technology area, you will be working on a variety of projects evaluating the latest military technology to counter the current and future threats our country faces. Wargaming, Virtual Games, Wargame scenarios.  Synthetic environment. Gaming Platforms


Your Responsibilities as a Senior/Principal Software Engineer:

  • Development of constructive and real-time Modelling and Simulation (M&S) models and scenarios using a combination of Python, C, C++, and custom scripting languages using object-oriented design techniques.
  • Visualise analytical data extracted from these models.
  • Work closely with the customer to develop threat laydowns and simulation capabilities representing advanced weapon system concepts and implement those concepts.
  • Frequent communication across the engineering disciplines/technology areas with internal stakeholders and external customers.


Your Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline (Physics, Science, Maths, Technology, Engineering, Computer Science).
  • Proven experience in design, development, test, and integration of quality software.
  • Experience in object-orientated software design and programming using Python and C, C++
  • General knowledge of real-time target environments, including processor and network architectures, communication protocols and simulation frameworks.
  • General Systems Engineering skills (requirements definition, requirements analysis, functional design/decomposition, enterprise modelling, test & acceptance).
  • Bachelors (or greater) STEM degree or equivalent years of professional experience 
  • Knowledge of C/C++ programming 
  • Unreal Engine
  • Experience with UE C++ 
  • Experience with Unity Engine 
  • Experience with C# 
  • Experience with Python 
  • Experience with Virtual Reality 
  • Ability to solve complex problems. 
  • Vulkan
  • Robotics
  • Simulation
  • Able to regularly travel to Portsmouth office. 
  • UK National or Joint National 
  • Willing and Eligible to gain UK SC Security Clearance  
  • Interest or experience in Military Simulation and Wargames 


Keywords:  C, C++, Real Time, Python, C#, Unity Engine, Unreal Engine, UE C++, STEM degree, Digital Technology, Wargames, Wargaming, 3D, Virtual Reality, Military Simulation, Synthetic environment, Gaming Platforms, Object Oriented Design techniques, Software Engineer, Software Developer, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Technology, Engineering, Analytical, Algorithms, Programming, Problem Solving, Simulation 



Software Engineer - Modelling and Simulation – C, C++, Unreal Engine