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Middleware Engineer - C/C++ - Agile

  • Salary: £400 - £450 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: West London, Hampshire
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 09/11/2016
  • Job reference: J357665A
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Middleware Engineer - C/C++ - Agile

Our high brow broadcasting client are seeking an experienced Middleware Engineer to join their Osterley, West London based team on an initial 3 month contract.

Job Description

Design, development, debugging and integration of software modules for Digital TV STBs.

Taking direction from the architecture group and working with other members of your team you will:-

  • Specify and Design - Specify the architecture of the modules, and their internal design
  • Implement - integrate or develop embedded SW modules to realise the required features
  • Enhance - expand the implementation to support new functionality
  • Optimize - reduce the resource requirements (incl. CPU cycles) without compromising the required functionality.
  • Simplify - identify opportunities for reducing the complexity of existing layers
  • Refactor - Make changes to vertical slices of the implementation as a result either of changes associated with any of the above or an interface change.
  • Test and Integrate - produce functional and non-functional test
  • Debug and Integration
  • Participate in, and lead, technical investigations through multiple software layers
  • Identify defects in the design and implementation
  • Raise clear and concise defect reports

Essential Skills

  • Development of complex, multi-threaded system
  • Experience in designing, implementation and debugging object oriented code
  • Experience of writing software in a fast moving domain
  • Proven track record of delivering products that have been successful in the market
  • Linux as a development and target environment
  • Strong experience in C and/or C++
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong knowledge of building software that is reliable and maintainable
  • Strong academic record demonstrating skills in Maths, Science and/or engineering

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of working in an Agile development environment
  • Experience of Test-Driven Development
  • Knowledge of Unit Test frameworks
  • Set Top Box software architecture
  • Digital TV Middleware and associated broadcast protocols
  • Familiarity with embedded systems
  • Network stacks and protocols
  • Experience of RESTful API development (HTTP/JSON)
  • Experience of device driver APIs
  • Experience of scripting language e.g. Python or similar
  • Experience of source control (e.g. SVN, GIT) and bug tracking (e.g. JIRA)
  • Degree and ideally an advanced degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar

If this role sounds of interest please submit your CV in the first instance.