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Graduate Software Engineer

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3mo ago

💼 Graduate Job


🤑 £35K

AI generated summary

  • The ideal candidate should have a passion for learning and building high-quality software. They should have experience in developing modern C++ and Python, and a good understanding of software engineering principles. Familiarity with software development tooling, automated testing, Linux/Ubuntu, and working with robots and hardware devices is preferred. Knowledge of Computer Vision Techniques, ARM and embedded development, and working with 3D and Video data is a plus.
  • The candidate will be responsible for continual learning and development of software engineering skills, collaborating on technical discussions and decisions, contributing to the software development process from conception to deployment, maintaining and upgrading software post-deployment, enhancing the end-to-end software development life cycle, modifying and testing changes to previously developed programs, and building appropriate solutions based on requirements. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to grow their career within a fast-paced company focused on the energy transition and be part of a talented team revolutionizing the industry.

Graduate Job

Software EngineeringBristol


  • As a Software Engineer at Vaarst you will be working to develop exciting new capabilities for our SubSLAM X2 Camera system, primarily in C++ and Python, employing high quality software engineering principles and practices. You will partner with our R&D team to mature active research into well-tested, production ready code. 
  • With support from your team, you will contribute towards the design, development and implementation of our products. You will be actively engaged in building high quality solutions through peer reviews, continuous improvement and using our continuous integration pipelines. 
  • You will gain experience working within large code bases of maturing products, helping you further develop your software engineering skills. You will have the opportunity to participate in field trials to test and evaluate new functionality and support deployment of software updates to customers. Helping shape the technology and processes we use to develop SubSLAM X2’s embedded software, in addition to how it interacts with other components as part of an offshore surveying solution.
  • Join the engineering team at Vaarst, this is an incredible opportunity to help further the transition to renewable energy, we’ll welcome your ideas & input and support your continued development as a Software Engineer. 
  • Other companies might call this: Junior Developer, Junior Software Engineer, Graduate Developer, C++ Developer, Python Developer, Production Software Engineer, Software Engineer, Software Developer


  • We’re looking for an experienced and talented software engineer who has what it takes to make a real impact in this role. (we know it’s tough, but please try to avoid the confidence gap. You don’t have to match all the listed requirements exactly to be considered for this role):
  • Passion for learning and building high quality software
  • Developing modern C++ and Python
  • Good understanding of software engineering principles
  • Experience with software development tooling, such as: Git, Docker, Jenkins and CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience with automated testing
  • Familiarity with Linux/Ubuntu
  • Grow together with Vaarst, you may have some knowledge of the following, if you don't these are areas you'll develop in.
  • Experience of working with ROS
  • Knowledge of Computer Vision Techniques such as SLAM, Visual Odometry, Structure from Motion, Calibration algorithms.
  • Developing and deploying Robotic Autonomous Systems.
  • Working with ARM and embedded development
  • Working with hardware devices using serial, I2C, etc.
  • Working with 3D and Video data, including mesh and point clouds.
  • Using OpenCV library, PCL, Eigen & Docker
  • Web frontend technologies, such as: TypeScript, React, Three.js, Electron

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Software Engineering


  • Continual learning and development software engineering skills, with lots of opportunities for collaboration with experienced engineers
  • Collaborating on technical discussions and decisions
  • Contributing towards the complete software development process from conception to deployment
  • Maintaining and upgrading the software following deployment
  • Enhancing the end-to-end life cycle of software development
  • Modifying and testing changes to previously developed programs
  • Breaking down requirements and building appropriate solutions
  • You Will Also:
  • Grow your careers within a fast-paced and expanding company
  • Make an impact in the energy transition space, helping the move from oil & gas to renewables
  • Be part of a great company with very talented people that will revolutionise an industry

Application process

  • Application: Begin by submitting your application with your CV, highlighting your skills and experience relevant to the job. Answer key questions on elements that are important to the role.
  • Talent Partner Interview: We will tell you more about the role, the team and Vaarst’s mission. This is a two-way conversation; we want to learn about your motivation, what you can bring to Vaarst, and provide answers to your questions.
  • Aptitude Test: Demonstrate your critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and workplace personality through an aptitude test. It includes a timed cognitive exercise and a workplace personality questionnaire.
  • Team Interview: Engage in a 1-hour interview with a few team members. Experience the role firsthand and share your skills and experience in. We'll discuss our technologies, key skills, and team dynamics. As always, feel free to ask any questions you may have.
  • CTO Conversation: Meet with our CTO for a 30-minute discussion. This is your opportunity to express your thoughts on the role and ask any final questions. We'll clarify expectations and ensure this role aligns with your aspirations.
  • Offer! If you are successful in the process , you'll receive an offer to join Vaarst and become part of our team.


Work type

Full time

Work mode





35000 GBP


  • Flexible, hybrid working and a 35 hour work week so you can work when is best for you
  • 25 days annual leave to start with increasing to 35 days after 6 years + bank holidays
  • Sabbatical’s at 4 and 6 years and a £500 holiday voucher at 2 years
  • Private medical insurance, including Dental & optical
  • Career and learning development through paid courses, conferences and events
  • Curiosity fund – up to £500 to spend on learning which is not role related
  • Up to 10% company bonus
  • Pension up to 6% company contribution
  • Volunteering day, to give back to your local community
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Recognition & rewards for doing great work and living our values and behaviours
  • Flexible working options including, reduced hours, part time, job share, phased return to work, term time working, compressed hours
  • We’re a sociable, tight-knit team with monthly socials
  • Hybrid working, Most teams work in our offices 2+ days a week to collaborate and be hands on with our technology. When you do visit our Bristol office is 10 minute walk from the train station, with its own balcony and Fresh fruit & snacks and drinks in the office