Lead Software Engineer and Architect – Ref 898

Do you lead the development of large software systems? Would you like to join a team of engineers developing scalable systems for clients across many markets? We develop systems that span embedded devices, internet services, user experience, and global connectivity. The Software Group is growing, so if you want to create innovative systems for a wide variety of clients, Cambridge Consultants is the place for you. We are a team of highly motivated and professional engineers and we’d like you to join us.

We are part of the Wireless Division at Cambridge Consultants and use first-rate engineering processes and tools to develop cutting edge products across diverse markets.

Our informal and friendly environment is a great place to work, offering support and encouraging innovation and where there is real passion for excellent engineering.


Main Role

Working on Cambridge Consultants’ projects, you will architect software for complex systems. This may involve leading a team of software engineers as part of a multidisciplinary project team.

You may also participate in meetings with clients and potential clients from time to time and a small amount of travel may be involved.


Type of Work

The Software Group develops software for a wide variety of applications. We have particular strengths in creating large systems, as well as low power, low cost radio implementations, with application areas such as telecommunications, healthcare, industrial and consumer goods. We have a significant pre-developed IP library to reduce development time and risk, including mature and proven Bluetooth and DECT protocol stacks.

Recent examples of our work include the complete development of a wireless medical telemetry system and a global satellite communication service. Both of these examples involved the design and development of new hardware alongside the software development. Further examples include ZigBee and Bluetooth developments, an Air Traffic Control radio system and high value front ends for telecommunications network equipment.

The group carries out software design and architecture, as well as coding, mainly in C and Python.



In this role you will be responsible for:

  • The design and development of large software systems
  • The design of system interfaces
  • Delivery of high-quality code, compliant with the client’s requirements
  • Project delivery on time and on budget



With an appropriate background in software, you will have a good degree in a relevant subject, such as computer science or electronic engineering.

  • Experience in communications software
  • Understanding of both hardware and software
  • Understanding of wireless communications systems
  • Understanding of build systems and source control
  • One or more scripting languages
  • Some understanding of Internet technologies