Consultant (Software)

Job ref:
Capenhurst / WFH - Hybrid
Job sector:
Operations - Software Engineering & Developer
Job function:
Operations - Software Engineering & Developer
Full Time

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Main Responsibilities:

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Software Engineer looking to progress their career and join a small, established, but growing development team working on a wide range of cutting edge, exciting products for the Electricity Utility industry. We’re looking for talented, enthusiastic Software Engineers with a background in C++, ideally on a Linux based platform to help shape the next generation of industry leading handheld instruments, widescale deployment embedded systems and associated desktop software applications.

The successful candidate will join an already established agile team concentrating on development of applications and the underlying platform for substation automation and intelligence, revolutionising the electricity distribution network. Product technology includes C++ (11/14/17), Linux, SQLite, Python and Docker, interfacing to bespoke hardware designs and big data systems.
This role is ideally suited to an individual looking to be part of a dynamic, fast moving development team with the opportunity to be involved from the outset in the design and implementation of software for a high growth device bringing real benefit to Electricity Network operators globally. Attention to quality and a desire to continuously improve quality and process efficiency is integral to this role given the ever-growing deployment scale of the product.

• Minimum 3 years' experience of Professional Software Development
• Good understanding and application of C++ 11/14/17
• Excellent communication, and presentation skills
• Experience of C++ Unit testing frameworks through writing and maintaining of unit tests.
• Competent in the use of source control systems such as Git and SVN.
• Understand the need for quality standards and experience of working to them
• Good attention to detail and focuses on producing quality software
• Able to be flexible and determine changing priorities
• Willingness to learn new skills and technologies.

There will be the ability to develop in the following areas:
• Experience of software design and specification through to implementation
• Familiar with development targeted for Linux, and Linux as a development environment.
• Experience using agile methodologies
• Experienced in use of Docker
• Good understanding of Python
• Experience developing GUI applications using Qt, ideally for both Linux and Windows
• Experience of Continuous Integration tools

Qualifications Required:
A relevant Computer Science or Software focused degree would be beneficial.

Special Aptitudes:
• Awareness of electricity industry or control room applications would be advantageous.
• Familiarity with SCADA protocols such as DNP3, IEC 60870-5-104 would be highly advantageous

Benefits :
8% pension contributions
Group Life Insurance
Critical Illness Cover
Income Protection Cover
Private Medical Insurance
Ability to tailor the package to individual preferences
Flexible working environment
Ongoing professional development
25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays