Job Description

Senior Software Engineer

Wotton under Edge

Hybrid pattern: 3 office days per week

Up to £60,000 depending on experience

Renishaw’s CMM and Gauging Products Division is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help develop and maintain a high-speed, high-accuracy automated data acquisition system. This is an excellent opportunity for a software engineer with an interest in control and automation. 

Our customers rely on our systems and sensors to ensure their parts and assemblies meet the demanding tolerances found in high precision industries from automotive and aeronautics to life sciences and beyond.

Through on-the-job training and experience, the successful candidate will gain knowledge of cutting-edge measurement technologies and will use that knowledge to design innovative control and measurement algorithms in real-time software.

Key duties

  • Develop real-time software to control automated measurement systems and associated sensors to achieve cutting-edge system performance.

  • Help design and architect new and existing software from system to unit level, to meet requirements and specifications.

  • Understand existing algorithms and how they influence system performance and make improvements.

  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams developing new sensors and systems, develop the software and algorithms needed to make best use of them.

  • Conduct design and code reviews and develop unit and integration tests.

  • Write design documentation of a high standard.

  • Liaise with application and product-support engineers to diagnose and fix issues found in the field.

Essential requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in modern C++.

  • A clear understanding of software design and architecture.

  • A desire to write high-quality software.

  • A genuine interest in developing and using your knowledge to solve problems in an innovative way.

  • The ability to work in a team and to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.

  • A degree in engineering, computer science or a related discipline.

Desirable requirements

  • Experience of embedded software design

  • Experience of Git / Azure change and project management systems.

  • Knowledge of unit testing and test-driven development.

  • Multithreaded programming on operating systems, such as QNX.

  • A desire for continuous improvement of processes and practices.

  • Abilities in mathematics.

  • An understanding of electronics and mechanical engineering.

Person specification

The role requires someone who can work well in a team, sharing responsibilities and communicating clearly. Success in the role will require self-motivation, enthusiasm, clear thinking, willingness to own tasks, ability to work quickly and accurately, attention to detail, as well as the ability and willingness to learn.


When you join Renishaw, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We also offer a benefits package that's highly desirable; including a 9% non-contributory pension, discretionary annual bonus, *subsidised onsite restaurants and *coffee shops, free parking, *car sharing scheme and *24 hour fitness centres. (*not available at our Castle Donington, Exeter, York & Edinburgh sites).

We also want to promote a healthy work-life balance as much as possible, so we have introduced a hybrid working policy which allows for a combination of home and office based working depending on the nature of your role. We also offer a variable working programme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Life Assurance policy of 12 times annual salary, Cycle to Work scheme, enhanced maternity pay subject to qualifying criteria, the option to join BUPA Renishaw health trust and an Employee Assistance Programme for employees and family.

Please click here for further information about our benefits.

At Renishaw we believe that our success is powered by welcoming a workforce of diverse and talented people. Through encouraging an inclusive culture, where all our employees are free to be themselves, we can achieve our core values: Innovation, Inspiration, Integrity, and Involvement.
If you are excited about the role but feel as though you don’t meet all the requirements, we would encourage you still to apply. You might just be the right person for this role or another opportunity at Renishaw.
We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, or require any reasonable adjustments please contact the recruitment team on 01453 524600 or recruitment@renishaw.com.

Please click here for further information about diversity and inclusion at Renishaw.

Employment Type:


Time Type:

Full time

Requisition Number:

R4649 Senior Software Engineer (Open)


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