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  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Profession: Technology in Finance & Consultancy
  • Start Date: Unspecified
  • Location: Melbourn (Cambridge)
  • UCAS Points: Technology – Software Engineer Analyst
  • Disciplines Recruited From: Computer science (or closely related subject)
  • Degree Required: 2:1

Job Description

Our Technology Group is growing rapidly. At our Cambridge Technology Centre, we develop award-winning products, automation and manufacturing processes, and help clients understand and use technology more effectively. In particular, our technology team focuses on developing new products for clients across a broad range of sectors, including healthcare, communications, consumer products and defence. We provide a complete product development service to clients who wish to take a product to market, from initial concept, through design and development and into manufacture, supply chain set-up and support. Our breadth and depth of experience give us the boldness to think differently. By challenging convention, we deliver exceptional results with lasting impact.

We are recruiting Software and Control-Software Engineering Analysts to work on a wide range of exciting assignments within our Technology Group. You will undertake concept and detailed design work in support of the development of new products, process equipment, engineering systems and technologies. You will work in multi-disciplinary teams of varying sizes, alongside other like-minded expert engineers and scientists. Very quickly, you will assume responsibility for full lifecycle development of control systems and software on projects, which may typically involve the development of a new medical device or consumer product or manufacturing / assembly / test equipment – from concept, through prototype manufacture, to product introduction. You will use your interpersonal skills to help develop client relationships and will establish your own networks. You will meet and interact with clients regularly.

The start date is March 2015 or September 2015.

Job Requirements

A successful candidate must have:

  • An organised and professional approach to software development.
  • Strong proficiency in C, C# or C++ (and comfortable in learning others quickly).
  • Good understanding of at least one of the following: control theory, mobile communications, embedded systems, medical device development.
  • Experience of working in a project team, ideally using an Agile approach.
  • Good understanding testing including structured fault / error finding and correction.
  • Good understanding of engineering design processes; from concept, through to detailed design.
  • Interest in the commercial exploitation of technology; this may be in a special interest area that has formed part of your graduate or post-graduate studies.
  • Energy and enthusiasm to take on new challenges in a range of industry sectors.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.

A successful candidate must be:

  • Able to innovate and think freelyAdaptable and flexible; self-motivated and confident; able to use own initiative and work independently.
  • Able to solve problems using both logic and creative/innovative approaches.
  • Numerate and computer literate, with excellent analytical skillsWell organised, with good time management skills, able to plan and prioritise, able to work to deadlines and under pressure.

Candidates should have a minimum of 300 UCAS points (or equivalent), and have or expect a 1st or 2:1 degree in Computer Science (or closely related subject, such as Control, or Software, or Electrical Engineering) – higher degrees are also welcome.

Applicants must already have the unconditional right to live and work in the UK.

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