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Backend Software Engineer

Software | 22 November 2016

Following the success of our products, we are looking for a Backend Software Engineer to join our growing team.


Biosite Systems is a fast growing software & hardware design and development company. Based in Solihull, the company has been focussed on developing sophisticated and innovative software and hardware solutions for a variety of markets. Our core team consists of a number of highly experienced engineers. Following the commercial success of our products, we are now looking for another software engineer to join our software development team.


Role Summary

Joining our existing development team, this software engineer will help to build new features and fix defects in our server side software. While we are looking for an engineer with experience working with C++ Linux backends, we are also looking for someone willing to contribute to frontend Qt-based C++ code, Windows ports of our tools, and able to learn new technologies and languages where necessary to participate as a full member of our Agile team.

The position will report directly to the head of software and is located at our Solihull office.


Key Duties

  • Programming in C++ to deliver new features for our products.
  • Mentoring junior members of our software team.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to ensure high quality features that deliver real customer value.
  • Participate in code review.
  • Learning new technologies to contribute to other areas such as the Javascript frontend.

Essential Requirements

  • Experience developing commercial C++ applications
  • Experience working on and deploying to Linux servers
  • 2 years commercial development experience
  • Implements quickly and correctly
  • Turns difficult problems and underspecified goals into achievable projects
  • Competent in C++, databases, UX design, web-based services or security
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Well organised and punctual

Desirable Qualities

  • Experience with Qt and PostgreSQL
  • Experience working in Agile environments
  • Experience of diverse technologies, techniques and topics
  • Expert in C++, databases, UX design, web-based services or security
  • Experience with boost, REST APIs, Python, Django, Javascript, or AngularJS

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary competitive depending on ability and experience
  • Pension contributions
  • Varied work with plenty of opportunity to experiment with new technologies

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