Senior Software Developer Job Description & Person Specification

About the role:

We’re searching for a world-class Senior Software Developer to turn our IP into a commercial product. You will work alongside the cofounder to build a team and process, as well as the product. You will start as a hands-on developer but will quickly grow into a leadership role as the engineering team expands.


  • Design and build high-performance web application

  • Architect and implement data systems, integrations and software libraries

  • Build and then lead a team of world-class software engineers

  • Lead client-engineering engagement

  • Plan software development roadmap including status and results clearly and efficiently both internally and externally, verbally and in writing

  • Develop software engineering processes (design, build, quality, maintenance)

  • Responsibilities will grow and evolve based on your interests, capabilities and client needs.

About you:

Minimum qualifications:

  • HTML, CSS and JavaScript with knowledge of node.js, D3.js, three.js and angular and/or react. A particular bonus would be knowledge of paraviewweb or other scientific or 3D model visualisation tools
  • Demonstrable experience of developing professional software from concept to distribution within a team of developers.

  • Passion for engineered products, technology and AI

  • Experience building and maintaining professional software applications

  • Strong knowledge and experience of developing micro-services systems

  • Agile development qualifications

  • Track record of leading high-performance software engineering teams

Preferred qualifications:

  • Python or C++ experience typically used for data science solution

  • 5+ years professional experience developing web applications

  • BSc/BEng degree (MSc/MEng preferable)

  • Passionate about working in a start-up environment

  • Experience building and growing a team

  • Demonstrable experience working on client facing projects

  • Experience with implementing data visualisation

  • Contributions to open source projects


  • Competitive salary

  • Equity options

  • Work when* and where you want

  • Choose your own devices (compute & phone)

  • 25 days paid annual leave + 8 days public holiday

  • Generous maternity/paternity

  • Annual company holiday (or two)

  • Private healthcare and gym membership

  • Regular socials

  • Cool offices

  • Regular international travel

  • Work with amazing clients and gain an insight into the future of their products

  • Generous pension scheme

*We’re not busy counting hours, we’re busy achieving goals. Achieve the goals and we won’t count the hours.

How to apply?

Please email you CV to [email protected] along with your answers to the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to work for a startup?

  2. Why are you motivated to work for UQuant?

  3. Tell us something interesting about yourself.

  4. What is your notice period?

Applicants without answers to these questions won't be considered.

Any questions before you apply? Email [email protected]

We on recruiting on a rolling basis, with immediate attention being given to applicants who are available immediately.

About us:

We are a group of the brightest minds applying cutting edge technology to solve the world’s toughest engineering challenges.

We’re building the world’s first AI assistant for engineers. Working with data analytics, AI and physics, our virtual engineering platform is proven to be 1000 times faster at validating complex products than current best-in-class technologies.

Our goal is to accelerate product development, from race cars to spaceships and everything in between, we’re working with the greatest engineering companies to bring the future closer to the present.

Our culture is passionate and engaging. It combines academic and product focused environments that provide a supportive balance of structure and flexibility enabling us to get our best work done. Our approach encourages freedom and diversity and rewards for success with salary, benefits and options.

Our Values:

We are driven: We want to change the world and we work hard to achieve it.

We are honest: We have a huge opportunity and a difficult challenge; we trust each other to add value in the most effective, efficient way possible.

We are enormously practical people: Initiative, self-reliance, an ability to improvise, and a positive mental attitude are characteristics that help us achieve our goals.

We are humble: We are a group of the brightest minds applying cutting edge technology to the world's toughest engineering challenges; but this cannot go to our heads. To succeed we must liberate ourselves to collaborate with the world around us, we listen to one another, and we value diversity and opinion with equal measure.

We’re in this together: We’re an optimistic bunch and love what we do, day or night, work or social, we have fun hanging out with each other.

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Salary range £50,000 — 70,000

Equity options available.