Software Engineer

Bristol City Centre
£33000 - £40000 per annum
30 Jul 2019
27 Aug 2019
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking to launch your career within the broadcast industry? This company is looking to hire a talented Software Engineer to expand their development team.

They are the leading provider of test tooling, services, and labs for broadcasters, consumer electronics, and semiconductor businesses. Their test tools deliver quality assurance, interoperability, and conformance for a wide range of current and emergent broadcasting technologies including HbbTV, ATSC 3.0, CI Plus, Quality of Experience analysis and 4K HDR Ultra HD.

Their software tools are used by platform operators such as Freeview, broadcasters such as the BBC and global brands such as LG, Samsung and Panasonic to ensure their products support the latest media and content delivery technologies.

As a Software Engineer, you will:
- Identify, break down technical requirements, design, develop and support their software products
- Manage your own tasks and that of junior team members, to steer the technical work ensuring the high-level goals of each project, are met
- Provide reasoned estimates, input in planning sessions, providing critical insight into the estimates of others
- Review others work including that of more experienced engineers, identifying possible implementation errors, missed error cases,
- Complete complex tasks without significant rework being required following review
- Know who and how to seek design/requirement clarification ahead of implementation
- Actively participate in daily meetings, sprint planning sessions, retrospectives & tech talks

Some of the technologies they use:
- Python, Django, PHP for the backend
- JavaScript, HTML for the frontend
- JavaScript for test cases & API communication
- C/C++ for performance critical features and SDK integration
- Windows and Linux OS
- SVN for version control
- Jenkins for continuous integration

You are not expected to be familiar with all of the above, but you must be experienced in at least one of the programming languages used.

Must have skills, qualifications / experience:
- Able to confidently design, estimate, build, review and test software
- Can analyse specifications, derive requirements and create some test materials
- At least 3 years of experience in software development in a commercial environment
- A demonstrable interest in DevOps and software engineering best practices: you know and care about source control, continuous integration and writing clean code
- Can communicate clearly: you are equally adept at sketching a design out on a whiteboard and confident to talk through this with your peers
- Educated to degree level in either Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or another technical/scientific subject

Why Apply?
- Working on current and emergent broadcast technologies
- Competitive pay within a well-established international company
- Flexible working opportunities
- Great benefits via Perkbox inc. various discounts with retailers
- Matched contribution pension scheme up to 5%
- Occasional opportunities to travel around the UK / Internationally

Please note: They are only able to consider applicants who are able to work without restriction within the UK.

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