We are hiring a software developer

Location: Bradfield Centre, Cambridge Science Park
Contract:  Permanent
Posted:  7 February 2022

Who are we?

We are cThings, a fast-growing start-up based in Cambridge. We develop smart connected devices and services for companies to help them to understand and manage their properties and estates. We have an experienced and highly versatile team from the Cambridge technology cluster, who design and deliver products internationally. We provide a range of flexible solutions from rapid device prototyping through to fully managed end-to-end IoT systems.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a mid-level software developer who will:

  • Help us develop the latest and most advanced IoT devices and systems
  • Work on a wide range of software challenges from writing firmware for devices to working on our analytics and machine learning environment
  • Lead in prototyping products and ideas for usability and other research activities
  • Work closely with all areas of the company, from product management, through developers and stakeholders — to make sure that we are solving the right problems

What skills should you have?

Candidates need to have:

  • A 1st or 2:1 degree in computer science, engineering or scientific degree from a Russell Group university
  • At least two years working as a software developer
  • Demonstrably excellent Python coding skills which go well beyond casual scripting to include an in-depth understanding of the language and how to build robust and well-designed code to the latest best practise
  • A good understanding of RESTful API development and appropriate authorisation/authentication schemes – experience using Flask or FastAPI would be useful
  • Experience working with cloud computing platforms (preferably AWS) with an understanding of serverless and micro-service architecture
  • Good working knowledge of SQL (preferably MySQL) and ideally NoSQL (preferably Redis and/or Elasticsearch)
  • Understanding of DevOps, specifically knowledge of Source Control and Docker as well as a general understanding of the principles of CI/CD
  • Knowledge of HTML, PHP and CSS would be advantageous but not essential.

What do we offer?

A competitive salary and the chance to become a leading innovator in a fast-moving and exciting work environment. We will offer:

  • Dedicated support and mentoring
  • Opportunities to lead and define the products you work on
  • A vibrant start-up atmosphere
  • Opportunity to develop and progress – plus a solid dedication to work-life balance. It all means you’ll have everything you need to advance your career and achieve your full potential
  • 22 days holiday
  • Contributory company pension scheme

How do get in touch?

If you are interested in applying for this role, please email info@cthings.io. No agencies, please.

John Cummins

Welcome to our new frontend developer John Cummins

In January we welcomed the newest member of our team and recent master’s graduate from the Technological University of Dublin, John Cummins.

Before joining us John interned with the Wolf Academy — an organisation that helps young people live happier and healthier lives, primarily helping build their online courses system. The system was developed to allow teachers to track the progress of their students as they worked their way through the online courses. John’s role was instrumental in the system’s successful launch.

Before this he interned with connectivity giant Ericsson and was responsible for automating the build and install process for the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP). In doing so John reduced the install time to under an hour, saving 23 hours on its previous standard installation time.

His experience working in an Agile development environment, as well as an open-source community, was invaluable throughout both these internships.

John is a natural problem solver with a genuine love for creating innovative solutions to solve challenging problems. He’s passionate about human-centered design, is an enthusiastic collaborator, who works effectively and confidently with teams big and small.

John will be part of our team tasked with turning creative software design concepts and ideas into reality, working on a wide range of software challenges that include designing and building new web portals, integrating third-party applications, and further developing our existing products. He will work directly with industry-leading clients to identify new product developments and resolve issues, write production-ready supportable and tested code.

We wish John the best of luck in his new role.