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Senior Software Engineer

Date:  08-Apr-2021

High Wycombe, GB

Job Function:  Technical
Business Unit:  NanoAnalysis

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. Our NanoAnalysis systems for electron microscopes are used in research and development that’s keeping pharmaceutical products safe, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing the reliability and power of the latest mobile devices.



The Opportunity


Here at Oxford Instruments NanoAnalysis we are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to design, develop and maintain software components and products.



About Us

Oxford Instruments plc is a leading provider of high technology products and services to the world's leading industrial companies and scientific research communities. Our core purpose is to support our customers to address some of the world's most pressing challenges, enabling a greener economy, increased connectivity, improved health and leaps in scientific understanding. We are proud to be recognised as the leaders in what we do and for the difference we make in the world.


About You


The Senior Software Engineer will ideally have the following skills and attributes:


  • Software Engineering / Scientific Degree
  • Ideally - Physics/Materials Science degree OR Computing Degree with a Physics background
  • Experience in PC based software developments using C# and Visual Studio, a source code control system, a bug or issue tracking system, and debuggers
  • Experience of delivering code as part of a product development team using an Agile development process
  • Experience with WPF or WCF and user interface development
  • Able to design, create and test reliable code in a multi-threaded environment
  • Ideally - Experience of developing complex software applications for high tech instrumentation
  • Ideally - Experience working with customers creating bespoke solutions
  • Ideally - Experience using Microsoft DevOps or TFS




Key Responsibilities

  • Working within an Agile team to develop high quality functionality to agreed specifications and timescales
  • Using our internally defined software design methodologies and tools to develop robust software components and systems
  • Be an active member of the software team, participating in software design reviews and in discussions and trials of new tools and techniques 
  • As necessary, provide ongoing support for new and existing products.
  • Provide and update appropriate documentation that facilitates others to further develop or maintain the software and systems that you produce and enables your internal customers to do their work (SQA, Help and Localisation specialists, Applications Scientists, Product Managers and Customer Support staff).
  • Take responsibility for co-ordination of technical solutions within specific software development projects.



Benefits for the Senior Software Engineer

In addition to a competitive starting salary, structured career development opportunities, and a good work-life balance, Oxford Instruments offers 25 days annual leave, flexible working opportunites, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.


Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.