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Software Engineer - C++

Oxford and/or The Lake District
Not Specified

Job Description

Createc leads technological innovation by combining creative applications of emerging sensor technology, robotics, and algorithms with a focus on commercial success and an entrepreneurial spirit to solve real human challenges.

At its heart, Createc is a team of multi-skilled individuals who bridge the gap between academic and industrial approaches. We are defined by a technical capability, not a market; but everything we do is defined and guided by a commercial objective.

We are looking for an experienced software engineer who can work as part of a small agile team to create, develop and maintain C++ applications ranging from Windows and Linux user interfaces through mathematical data processing, to instrumentation data acquisition; creating efficient production code that will be used in new and existing products and services.


These are expected to include:

  • Helping to define the architecture and implementation for applications.
  • Developing applications to control instrumentation.
  • Developing applications to acquire, analyse and display data.
  • User Experience.
  • Code control and structured testing.


  • Is passionate for new technologies, innovation and creating products that wow the customer.
  • Loves solving exciting and challenging problems.
  • Able to view problems from the customer’s perspective and understand what gives the customer value.
  • Have exceptional software engineering skills and knowledge of the software development life cycle, from idea through build and deployment to retirement.
  • Make things work and get things done. Has a can-do attitude, hitting deadlines, and with high levels of self-motivation.
  • Demonstrates accountability and ownership, prioritises own workload.
  • Has teamwork spirit and enjoys knowledge sharing with colleagues. Works well with others and actively contributes towards team objectives.
  • Is an advocate of clean re-usable code, with a solid knowledge and application of O-O principles.
  • Understands the advantages, costs and consequences of re-factorisation and re-design.
  • Demonstrates technical excellence and rigour. Has broad and relevant skill set and is able to quickly learn new skills.
  • Is flexible and adaptable, being positive and focused when working under pressure.
  • Is capable and an enthusiast of self-learning and facing constant new challenges.

Essential Skills/Characteristics

  • Excellence in developing software solutions using C++ in complex projects using OOD and OOP
  • Excellence in User Experience - developing user interfaces that align to customers’ business workflow and allow the effective display and manipulation of senor data (e.g. video, pointcloud, image overlays).
  • Good experience in structured automated testing, build and deployment techniques/technologies.
  • Good experience in version control (e.g. Git) and branching strategies.
  • Good track record of delivering solutions on time.

Desirable Skills/Characteristics

  • Proficiency in Linux including system admin skills.
  • Experience with embedded systems (e.g. Jetson).
  • Experience working with control systems, data acquisition and sensors.
  • Experience with agile working principles such as Scrum.
  • Experience in Agile toolsets (e.g. JIRA) and knowledge management tools (e.g. Confluence, SharePoint).
  • Experience of Test-Driven Development
  • Experience of continuous integration.
  • Experience of additional software languages (e.g. Python, C#, Matlab).
  • Understanding of virtualisation and containerisation (e.g. Docker).

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

Further Details

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