Senior Software Engineer

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer
Job Reference: EHMISA12

Location: Woking
Job Type: Permanent

£45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: Pension, healthcare, insurance
Sector: IT

Posted 21 days ago

Senior Software Engineer - Embedded systems - Bio-pharmaceutical

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a leading manufacturer of cutting edge instrumentation to the bio-pharmaceutical industry. Est in 1998, this UK based high technology company develop chip-based and point-of-analysis mass spectrometry. These instruments are used to improve the efficiency of pharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing.

Working closely with global life sciences company, we are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to work and act as the lead of a small team of engineers, supporting the current software and providing expertise for the re-design of their hardware/software implementation. Their core code will soon be transitioning to a custom embedded system environment so embedded expertise is a must.

Additional work will include BAU debugging of existing software, adding extensions to the tool set and other additions as required by clients.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well established leading manufacturer as a senior engineer, as they transition to a brand new core platform early next year. 

Essential Skills
  • Expert with track record of writing code for an embedded environment in C/C++.
  • Java (preferably with Java swing)
  • Knowledge of electronics systems and in particular with creating drivers from hardware data sheets.
  • Experience of NetBeans or similar IDE
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Ability to work on own initiative
Desirable but not essential
  • Java Swing (if not already known candidates would be required to learn this)
  • SVN or similar revision control software
  • Knowledge of Chemistry
  • Mathematics and algorithm implementation
  • Web based UI design (Java Script)
  • Team lead experience
  • Degree, HND or equivalent qualified in Computer Science or Electronics. Proven track record more important than qualifications.
Apply now for further details.


Philip Fanthom

Managing Director

I joined Jenrick in 1997, as a Junior Consultant working within both permanent and contract markets.

From 2000 I began to focus the majority of my efforts within The City, successfully developing relationships within the Banking & Financial Services Sector - most of whom are still clients today.

In May 2006, I made the move to become Jenrick Group's Sales Manager, before gaining the opportunity to return to Jenrick IT as Sales Director, before taking on the role of Managing Director.

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