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Senior Software Engineer

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Recruiter: Digital Catapult
Listed on: 22nd September
Location: Kings Cross, London
Salary Notes: Excellent
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Digital Catapult is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our team to work on a wide variety of development projects using emerging technologies. The projects are either for commercial clients testing out the capabilities of new technologies, or as part of R&D / grant-funded projects with partners. Recent and ongoing examples include a data marketplace for city IoT data, working with 8 cities across Europe, a blockchain based solution for distributing conformance information in an additive manufacturing supply chain, asset tracking and condition monitoring systems for industrial and defence clients using low-power wide-area networking technologies and a federated learning AI library to support consortium scale deployments. The role is within the 7-person engineering team that works closely with technologists, data scientists, designers and product managers across the organisation. It would suit an individual who is creative, adaptable, collaborative, a fast learner and comfortable working at multiple levels within technology stacks.

What You'll Do

  • Hands-on architecture and software development for a variety of Digital Catapult projects, ranging from rapid prototypes or proofs of concept to production platforms and development of open-source components
  • End-to-end participation from initial design iterations, technical feasibility right through to testing frameworks, deployment tools and production
  • Production troubleshooting, performance testing and monitoring together with the devops team

What We're Looking For

  • Strong experience with a variety of modern web development languages and frameworks including JavaScript, Node.js and React.js running in modern cloud and devops environments, with direct commercial experience of AWS services as well as containerisation tooling such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with other languages including Rust and C++ would be desirable as would experience of building GraphQL and OpenAPI based REST APIs
  • Hands on experience of working in a collaborative agile environment, working with test-driven or behaviour-driven development and continuous deployment. Able to handle multiple projects at different stages of development as well as operational issues
  • Experience developing technical solutions in one or more of our technology areas IoT, distributed systems (blockchain), AI, immersive technologies (VR/AR), 5G desirable
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Proactive and self-confident, able to cope with ambiguity, changing and evolving priorities whilst being able to identify new opportunities.

At Digital Catapult we are proud to be building an open, diverse and agile community. We are committed to the continual progression of equality, diversity and inclusion within the workplace, in our teams and through the work we deliver. To ensure we deliver on this promise we have ongoing work streams in place to continue on our journey and our established partnership with Inclusive Employers further reflects our commitment.

We recognise and value the advantages and opportunities that come with having people from diverse backgrounds working with us and it is our ambition to build an organisation which is representative and reflective of UK society. We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are key to creating an enjoyable and positive company culture and ultimately to the overall success of our business and of others with whom we work. Our company values are ambition, curiosity, openness and optimism. The value openness allows our employees to be themselves and demonstrates the importance of respecting each other. Our brilliant people ambitiously strive to inspire, drive and deliver positive change in the sectors and technology areas we work in, both across the UK and globally.

We offer a strong learning and development proposition and a competitive flexible benefits package which includes generous annual leave and family leave, a double matching pension contribution scheme and health insurance which extends to family cover. We offer our employees 'giving back days' to help the wider community and the chance to get involved in company-wide volunteer days.

The required qualifications, skills and experiences outlined in our job descriptions are a guide. We welcome applications from candidates with more or less experience, provided the requisite skills can be demonstrated.

Closing Date for Applications: 11th October 2021.

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP