Software Engineer

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Role Overview

The aim of this role is to develop and maintain existing and new software products within the HICSE R&D portfolio as part of the R&D team.

 

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

Reporting to a Senior Software Engineer, tasks shall include but not be limited to:

  • Define, design and develop software products in conjunction with Technical Authorities and Senior Software Engineers
  • Ensure that all development undertaken meeting the required standards and processes
  • Maintain and improve software products by resolving faults raised in RT as allocated
  • Assist the Testing Engineers where help is required with the technicalities of produced software
  • Produce and maintain documentation for HICSE software products

 

Achieving success in the role will be indicated by performance on tasks such as:

  • Adherence to the HICSE Business Management System
  • Delivering Software Engineering tasks to time budget quality and specification as allocated by the Senior Engineer or Project Manager
  • Supporting the Senior Software Engineers in the analysis off raised faults
  • Supporting the software release process with the Senior Software Engineer
  • Design and implement of new and/or improved software packages where required
  • Prioritisation of assigned work to meet targets as agreed with a Senior Software Engineer
  • Responding to requests from Testing Engineers for assistance with released software
  • Adhering to the software processes laid out in the BMS
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of relevant software development skills and knowledge
  • Testing implemented code to the standard required by the Senior Software Engineers

 

Key Skills and Experience

  •  Knowledge of software design patterns
  • Excellent knowledge of O.S.’s
  • Good working knowledge of using Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent knowledge of software development using an OO language
  • Good knowledge of the concepts of Object Orientated programming
  • Good working knowledge of UML Modelling
  •         Able to write testable code
  • Ability to produce clear and understandable documentation
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to train and mentor members of the software team and student engineers

 

Benefits Package

In addition to offering a market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme, Hitachi also provide an attractive benefits package, which is regularly reviewed, and offers a wide range of benefits that you can choose from, including:

Company Funded Benefit

  • Generous holiday entitlement - with the option to buy up to an additional 37.5 hours per year
    • A Holiday Banking scheme allowing you to bank untaken holiday to use another year
    • Group Personal Pension
    • Private Medical Insurance with self-funded option to increase cover to include family members
    • Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees
    • Personal Accident Insurance

Voluntary Benefits (funded by employee) including;

  • Cycle To Work
  • Gym Membership
    • Dental Insurance with option to include dependent children
    • Health screening

 

Company Overview

We have been producing industry leading software products since 2000. Our expertise lies in developing and supplying dedicated products and services, designed to improve the supervision and control of railways worldwide.

Our success lies in the strength of our relationships with our customers and with our colleagues throughout Europe. We work to meet and exceed market requirements by producing only the very best software products: on time and to the most exacting standards.

Our head office is located in Bradford on Avon, England and we have further offices in Plymouth and Derby, England.

We are always happy to hear from people who are customer focused and keen to produce high-end, added value software products.