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Network Software Engineer

We are looking for a product focused software engineer, with C programming skills and scripting experience, to join our team and build Network Interface software for an industry leading all-optical network switch.

About the Role

Polatis all-optical switches enable dynamic connectivity directly at the fibre layer, with outstanding reliability and the industry's lowest optical loss. Our products allow the efficient management of ever-increasing data volumes and are a key building block in the evolution towards software defined networks. In this role, you’ll work independently within a small embedded software team, designing, implementing and maintaining software applications in C.  You’ll also design software tests for those applications and write and maintain design documentation. 

About You

To be successful, you’ll need to be qualified to degree or PhD level with a minimum of three year’s relevant experience gained in a software development environment.   You’ll have C programming skills and exposure to object orientated design or be experienced in the use of C++.  You’ll also have scripting experience (we use shell and python), as well as a basic understanding of POSIX API and Linux development.  Used to working in a test driven environment and with a basic understanding of the software release process, you’ll have great attention to detail, excellent communication skills and be self-motivated and keen to learn new skills.  Being a competent Linux system administrator would also be useful.

Experience of or familiarity with any of the following is highly desirable:

  • Jenkins CI, Mantis BT, git
  • SDN or NFV; experience with OpenDaylight or ONOS
  • JSONRPC 2.0
  • Yocto Project
  • ARM assembler, Linux kernel on ARM

About Polatis

We offer a friendly and informal work environment in a prime location on the Cambridge Science Park, a competitive salary and annual bonus scheme, plus a range of benefits including private health care, non-contributory pension scheme, health shield cash back plan, and cycle to work scheme.

Join a World Class Team

HUBER+SUHNER Polatis is the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance all-optical cross-connect solutions for software-defined network provisioning, protection, monitoring, reconfiguration and test.  Our dependable, field-proven DirectLight™ SDN-enabled optical circuit switch technology delivers outstanding performance and reliability to provide dynamic fibre layer connectivity for mission-critical applications in telecommunications, data centre, government, test and video networks. 

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