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Software Design Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Sandwich, Kent

Software Design Engineer

Department: Engineering
Reporting to: Electronics and Software Team Leader

The Software Design Engineer will be responsible for developing electronic software for Instro’s new and existing products, participating in the specification, design, development and testing of new solutions.


  • Due to the nature of the work all candidates must be eligible to obtain security clearance to SC level

Company Benefits

  • 9 day fortnight (every other Friday is a non-working day)
  • Competitive salary, company profit sharing scheme, stakeholder pension and death in service scheme
  • Rewards and recognition scheme and employee engagement initiatives
  • Hybrid working opportunities
  • To work on software aspects of product design as part of the integrated engineering team
  • To produce design-related documentation. This may include, but is not limited to, specifications, manuals, illustrations, costings and test procedures. Also to check and approve all documentation
  • To maintain clear records of all design work
  • To operate in line with the Company’s ISO 9001:2015 system
  • To facilitate the internal audit process when required through the provision of necessary information
  • To deliver solutions to a high standard with minimal supervision
  • To carry out any other related tasks as may be requested from time to time


  • A Bachelor of Engineering degree (2:1) or equivalent preferred


  • Experience of application development with: C# .NET
  • Experience of embedded C for microcontrollers
  • Advantageous to have worked with Xamarin
  • Ability to think conceptually and translate design requirements into viable technical solutions under minimal supervision
  • Full software lifecycle experience (documentation, design, development, testing and maintenance)
  • Structured design methodology (UML or similar)
  • Mentoring with junior engineers and peers
  • Using SVN and GitHub source control


  • Stand-alone application development using C#, Visual Studio .net
  • Android development, Xamarin environment
  • Electronics knowledge desirable


  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Motivational
  • Accountable
  • Integrity
  • Team focused
  • Customer / quality focused
  • Outcome / solution focused
  • Flexible
  • Ability to self-manage a project to agreed timescales
  • Able to capture/create software requirements
  • Confident and self-motivated
  • Creative and practical problem solver
  • Aptitude for continuous improvement
  • Results orientated, awareness of the importance of budgets and deadlines, ability to manage work within these constraints
  • Ability to think conceptually and translate design requirements into viable technical solutions under minimal supervision
  • Communication, influencing and interpersonal skills

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