Software Engineer

Job Description

Software Engineer – Real Time, Embedded Systems, C++, C, C# 


Our client is a highly successful Technical Consultancy, due to continued expansion of the business, they have a great opportunity for a Software Engineer to join their friendly software / systems engineering team, which works to deliver a wide variety of solutions across a number of sectors including defence.  The successful candidate will be part of a wider team ensuring the successful delivery of technically challenging software solutions.


Our client requires C++ experienced real time software engineers, Object orientated Design (UML), Agile (Scrum/KANBAN) development experience.  Previous knowledge of safety-critical software development (e.g. DO178C or ISO/IEC 61508), C# (.Net) desirable. 


Responsibilities - Software Engineer will include:

  • Turning requirements into software functionality
  • Implementation of Real-Time embedded software for safety critical and/or mission critical applications
  • Implementation of Desktop / Web .NET solutions
  • Working as part of an agile team, supporting colleagues and accepting support from others.
  • Production of verification evidence for software (e.g. automated unit tests and automated system tests).
  • Working across the full software development lifecycle, including the production of artefacts to evidence adherence to a quality-controlled process.
  • Prepared to visit customer sites with other team members.


Essential requirements for Software Engineer:

  • Have strong mathematical and software engineering mind-set
  • Proficient and efficient at writing code that is understandable by others and testable
  • Able to work and collaborate as part of a larger team
  • Good oral and written communication skills (MS Office)
  • Proven problem solver
  • Believer in the agile processes that promote regular feedback, evolution of features and continuous testing
  • Be comfortable with working on Defence projects
  • Have 2+ years prior software experience.
  • Hold a UK SC clearance, or be able to obtain clearance.


The following are preferred, but not essential:

  • 2+ years of Experience of C++ / C for embedded platforms.  Experience of MISRA C++
  • Experience of software that executes on both PC and non-PC hardware
  • 3+ years of c#, experience of working with the WPF (XAML)
  • Experience of XML, XSD, XSLTs or other data capture and manipulation technologies
  • Experience of configuration management and requirements management (and associated tools).
  • Experience of software design, e.g. UML
  • Hold an HND or Degree preferably one of: Computer Science, Electronics, Maths, Physics, or similar
  • Experience of automated unit-testing and automated system testing.
  • Flexible and able to support long stints on customers sites (across the South West) as part of a blended team.


Keywords:  Real Time, Embedded Systems, C, C++, MISRA C++, Desktop, Web.Net, WPF, XAML, UML, Object Orientated Design, OOD, Agile, Scrum, Safety Critical Software, .Net, Security Clearance, SC level, Software Engineer, Software Development


Software Engineer – Real Time, Embedded Systems, C++, C, C# 

Salary:  to £40,000 plus benefits

Location:  Wincanton, Somerset