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Senior Software Engineer

  • Location

    Cambridge

  • Job Function:

    Information Technology

  • Sector:

    Information Technology

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Damian Bicknell

  • Contact email:

    damian.bicknell@ea-first.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH572_1639587942

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-03-15

  • Consultant:

    Damian Bicknell


Do you want to work for a business with climate change risk at the heart of what they do? A business who are working with some the most prominent organisations, who can make a difference and show a real interest in the impact of climate change?


Then look no further, Qubit Careers are excited to have partnered exclusively with a growing start-up, that has spun out of the University of Cambridge.


This organisation is looking to recruit a Senior Software Engineer to join the team on a mission to help confront climate change, one of the largest threats facing our planet.


After successfully receiving their series A funding, this company is now looking to expand, and double the size of their business over next 12-18 months.


They are developing a unique modelling and analytics platform to help international firms assess their risks and prospects presented by rising temperatures, Climate related policy, and new technologies in the world.
As a Software Engineer you will be part of a team developing a SaaS product that employs an API as back end and web-based dashboard at the front end.


The following technology stacks are currently employed.

  • APIs: Django REST Framework with PostgreSQL configured as a relational database.
  • Client facing product: Flask framework employing the Dash UX toolkit with PostgreSQL configured as a local hybrid relational/object store.



Essential skills

  • At least 5 years coding experience
  • Well structured, object-oriented coding
  • Desire to lead and inspire small teams
  • Planning skills and a commitment to delivery
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to present information on progress and outcomes, to colleagues and external stakeholders
  • Relational databases
  • Git Version Control
  • Testing and QA frameworks
  • Have a creative and enquiring mind set


Desirable skills

  • Specification writing
  • Familiarity with scientific datasets and modelling techniques
  • Familiarity with PostgreSQL
  • Familiarity with MVC/ORM with Django and/or Flask


Hybrid working, strong salary and benefits on offer.


You must have full permission to live and work in the UK without time limit restriction, or sponsorship.
If you are a talented Software Engineer interested in joining a very topical organisation, then please submit your application.