Senior Software Engineer – Bedfordshire 443 views1 application

Senior Software Engineer


£35,000-£45,000 per annum (negotiable)

37 hours per week, permanent

Benefits include, but not limited to: 25 days holiday plus 8 UK bank holidays, Workplace Pension Plan (5%), Employee Assistance Programme, staff car park, Bike to Work & Childcare Voucher schemes.

Inclusive Boards is working with a growing and agile SME, pioneering in Autonomy and Unmanned Systems. They are renowned for innovation in the delivery of technical solutions in this domain, with strong collaboration with Aerospace and Defence Primes, SMEs and Academia. Rapid technology integration and maturation of ‘best of breed’ UK technology is a mantra within the company. Their track record in innovative research and flight test ‘firsts’ have won them several awards and a prime position in Unmanned Air Systems solutions to the Maritime and Energy domains in the UK and Europe.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Software Engineer to support a mixture of R&D and product development activities.


  • Primarily, your role will be to design, develop and test software systems to support both experimental activities and product development
  • You will be responsible for delivery, reporting and presentation of technical work and writing and submitting any necessary documentation
  • General tasks related to business delivery (e.g. contributions to experimental procedures)

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties. You will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your evolving role within the company and the overall business objectives of the company.

Successful candidates will be comfortable working within a team and in a multidisciplinary environment and have good communication skills. Systems engineering experience and a background in avionics are desirable but not essential – technical competency in high level languages, a can-do attitude and a genuine passion for innovative technology are far more important for this role.

Essential skills:

  • Full lifecycle development
  • C++, Java
  • Linux and Windows development
  • Multi-threading experience
  • Embedded software

Desirable skills:

  • Real time robotics development
  • GUI
  • Unit and Hardware-in-the-loop testing
  • Configuration management
  • Agile methods (Scrum or similar)
  • Avionics background

Suitable candidates are expected to have a degree in software engineering or a technical field (such as maths or physics), at least 5 years’ software development and IT systems implementation experience. You will be keen to get involved in all development areas, and have a good track history / proven track record in both problem solving and quality software development.

If you are passionate about your subject and seek a rewarding career at the forefront of technological development we would be very interested to hear from you.

Inclusive Boards actively encourage applications from people with a variety of backgrounds, experience and perspectives. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under represented. Our client is an equal opportunities employer and value diversity who don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Please note, only successful candidates will be contacted and shortlisted.

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