Software Engineer

Posted 2 weeks ago

Your location: Based in the UK (ideally in the Oxford, Cambridge, or London regions)

Territory: UK & Ireland (involving up to 50% travel to customer sites)

My client is an established and market leading International company who design bespoke scheduling software for Laboratory Automation & Robotics technology

Their award-winning technology is used extensively by both Top 10 Global Pharmaceutical companies, Universities & Biotech companies!

They are a highly dynamic and entrepreneurial business who have a real passion and commitment to the success of the company, its customers and importantly accelerating scientific discovery and improving healthcare!

The requirements of the Software Engineer:

  • BSc/MSc in Computer Science/Computer Engineering or in Life Sciences with Computer Science experience. University degree or vocational equivalent will be considered
  • 3+ year’s experience as a Software Engineer/Programmer in the Laboratory Automation/Liquid Handling Robotics field is preferred (other Life Science/Biotechnology industry experience will be fully considered)
  • Programming experience using C#. Any experience controlling devices using ethernet, USB or RS232 would be advantageous
  • A customer facing attitude is a must for this role
  • Knowledge of databases and operating systems, specifically Windows 10
  • Be able to work at customer sites and regularly travel up to 50% within the territory and Internationally as required
  • Ability to learn new software and technologies quickly
  • Ability to follow instructions and work in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of programming, and biopharmaceutical and research applications a plus
  • Capable of working independently, with excellent organisational and time management skills with a mind for responsibility and accountability
  • Full & valid driver’s licence and passport with no restrictions

The responsibilities of the Software Engineer:

  • Develop drivers and plugins for my client’s flagship laboratory automation scheduling software
  • Provide software coding support to the UK/EU Integrations team during the design, build and delivery phase of projects
  • Assist in the development of innovation projects to showcase in my client’s laboratories in the US
  • Assist in the development of technical methods and in particular any custom scripts and database SQL queries that maybe required
  • Work closely with all my clients’ customers to support their software installation
  • Assist platform installations and Site Acceptance Tests at the customer site
  • Responding to requests from the UK/EU Applications Team for custom software work
  • Be an active member of the software team, to keep up to date with the latest features and share ideas learnt from working with customers
  • Write technical documentation, including knowledge base articles, service notes, technical bulletins, and troubleshooting procedures
  • Support the UK/EU accounts team on software demonstrations that require a high-level of customisation
  • Assist with user training as required


  • Base Salary is negotiable
  • Car Allowance
  • Healthcare
  • Pension
  • Laptop & Mobile
  • Holidays + 8 Bank Holidays

Apply right now by calling Oliver Gill – Specialist Recruitment Consultant at Langton Howarth Ltd on + 44 (0) 113 243 3499 and email your up to date word CV to Langton Howarth is the market leading scientific supplies company placing people into dream jobs across the UK and Europe daily.

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