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Software Engineer

Products Group

Permanent, full time (35 hours / week), based in Cambridge U.K.


£52k+ depending on skills and experience.

+Profit share (variable, but typically 10% of salary in recent years)

Overview:   Our range of innovative and high grade laboratory instruments relies heavily on custom software for underlying instrument operation, data capture and data presentation / analysis.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you’ll work with other engineers and scientists to develop and evolve software for both new and existing products.


  • Web application development using React and JavaScript/Typescript

  • Object-orientated multi-threaded programming competence in C++ and/or C#

  • User interface design and development experience

  • Deliver clear code with consistent static typing, run-time tests, version control history and design documentation

  • Experience in real time systems: pre-emptive and cooperative multitasking, time multiplexing, message queues, coroutines, lock-based and lock-free synchronisation

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced development environment, able to adapt and adjust structures to support the evolution of the product

  • Enjoy learning new skills and self-developing your understanding, in response to technical challenges

Good to haves:

  • Experience working on scientific instrumentation

  • Experience interfacing with hardware

  • Python

  • Using common communication and data protocols: COM Ports, UDP, TCP/IP, MQTT, WebSockets, REST/Webhook/RPC, JSON/JTD, Flatbuffers, GraphQL

  • National Instruments’ LabVIEW

  • Data analysis and manipulation skills

  • An appreciation of the wider hardware aspects of engineering e.g. electronics and mechanics


  • 25 days holiday

  • workplace pension

  • income protection insurance

  • death in service benefit

  • cycle to work scheme

  • partial work from home possible in this role

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Cambustion conceives, develops, manufactures and supports a range of scientific instrumentation for our global customer base. Key markets include China, USA and Europe, with 85% of product sales outside the UK. The customer base includes a broad mix of industry, university and government research institutions. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, the company is privately owned, with over 30 years of steady growth. We invest heavily in R&D and continue to develop new and existing product ranges.

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