Graduate Computer Scientist – 1101

Do you…

  • Want to apply your Computer Science degree to real world software, or build on your app store experience?
  • Have a curious mind and entrepreneurial ideas?
  • Want to work with some of the most innovative engineers, products, and companies around, and see products that you’ve helped create go to market worldwide?

The Software Technologies group is looking for a talented graduate to help us build the next generation of connected devices, working with start-ups to blue chip companies from a variety of industries.


Main purpose of the job

We are looking for a Computer Scientist to work on Cambridge Consultants’ product development projects, where you will design, write and consult on software for complex systems. This will involve working with other engineers as part of multidisciplinary project teams, for a wide variety of clients and markets.


Type of work undertaken by group and division

Cambridge Consultants undertakes over 250 cutting edge technology projects every year. The Products and Systems Division undertakes development projects in different markets:

  • Consumer product development, including fitness products and domestic appliances
  • Industrial and Energy, including robotics and logistics systems, home automation, energy systems, and precision agriculture
  • Defence and Security, including authentication, location, radar and government work

You will be a member of the Software Technologies group, which covers a broad spectrum of software engineering and computer science skills, from real time and embedded software for standalone or connected devices through to web and data services. The group designs ground breaking products for global blue chip clients through to start-ups

Example projects from a few years work by one of our graduates within the software group : a personal activity monitor, an avionics ground station, custom RF protocol drivers, through-wall radar, a reversing aid for cars, a wristband payment device, bayesian inference for airbags, an in-building location system, an animal tracking system, software for characterising inhaler powder flow, a mobile handset MAC layer, medical record privacy solutions, and a smartphone-enabled beverage dispensing system.

There will be the opportunity to further your career not just technically, but also in the fields of creating new business, programme management, and innovation – essential ingredients in delivering commercial value.


Specific responsibilities

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Design and Implementation of software subsystems on one or more projects at once
  • Maintenance of interfaces between your code and hardware or remote systems, and the code of other software engineers on the team
  • Delivering high quality, professional code, compliant with the client’s requirements
  • Executing project tasks to tight deadlines and rigorous quality standards within the timescales and budgets agreed with the project manager
  • Taking responsibility to ensure that your software is robust and complies with the specification
  • Participating in meetings with clients. Depending on project work there may be the opportunity for international travel for meetings or workshops.


Minimum requirements

To meet the requirements of this role you will have:

  • An excellent degree and/or PhD in computer science or related discipline
  • An imaginative and inquisitive mind, eager to learn new skills and develop solutions for complex problems
  • Understanding of one or more software build systems, source control, and development tools
  • Excellent communication skills

Any of the following experience would be advantageous:

  • Experience of using CI systems for automated test
  • Experience of production quality software implementation in embedded C
  • Data system engineering, dealing with large databases or algorithms on server systems
  • Working to regulatory standards such as ISO 13485
  • Android/iOS app development skills
  • Digital security or cryptography skills
  • Interest/experience in low power RF protocols for connected devices, or infrastructure and services for connected devices