• C++ Software Engineer

    Job Locations UK-Somerset-Yatton
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/05/2018 15:32)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    Costain Integrated Technology Solutions provide integrated hardware and software based solutions across a broad spectrum of traffic monitoring and management requirements. 


    We are currently recruiting for a C++ Software Engineer to work on various software projects (new as well as existing ones in maintenance) within the company. The ideal candidate will have a couple years commercal experience within this role.


    This is a permanent role based in our Technology hub in the South West of England.

    What will I be doing?

    • Working closely with the Delivery, Services and Test teams to ensure projects are delivered in a timely manner, the deliverables meet the customer requirements and conform to the QA standards.
    • Working closely with the Services teams on Service Requests to ensure they are handled within the SLAs defined in the maintenance contract.
    • Mentoring new and less experienced members of the team

    About you

    • Previous experience within a commercial role
    • C++
    • Experience of source version control ideally Git
    • Experience of the full software development lifecycle
    • Linux development
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
    • Good analyical skills for trouble shooting and problem solving
    • Positive, strong and robust work ethic, taking pride in professionalism, responsibility and highly proactive approach to work
    • Effective teamworking skills

    Desirable Skills

    • C
    • Python
    • SQL
    • TCP/IP and network programming
    • Windows development
    • Continuous Integration e.g. Jenkins
    • Unit test frameworks e.g. googletest
    • Serial communication protocols
    • Embedded microcontrollers
    • Yocto / Wind River Linux
    • Basic understanding of cyber security
    • Agile methodologies
    • Jira
    • Confluence
    • Exposure to IEC 61508 or EN 50128


    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.



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