Software Developer (Production Engineering)

Date Posted: 08th February 2018
Location: Reading, UK
Package: Competitive base salary with attractive bonus

Bentham Instruments Limited has an exciting opportunity for a software developer to join our production engineering team. As a key team member you will be responsible for the maintenance of our software products portfolio, including testing, releasing, issue tracking, bug fixing and developing bespoke utilities.

Company Profile: 

Bentham Instruments Limited has a world-wide reputation in optics and photonics. A privately-owned company, for over 40 years, we have been at the fore-front of the development and manufacture of scientific instrumentation used to characterise sources of light, detectors and materials and for in vivo applications. Our diverse client base comprises industrial R&D, production and quality departments, universities, research establishments, hospitals and national metrology institutes. With an enviable reputation for quality and service and a global presence, we have an ambitious plan for growth.


  • Lead support, issue tracking and bug fixes of standard software portfolio products and test applications
  • Manage release processes, communicating with change log
  • Develop and document custom utility modules
  • Wide range of software testing

Experience / skills required:

  • BSc or MSc in science, engineering or other relevant subject
  • Experience in developing code in one or more of C++, Delphi and Python
  • Understand and intelligently debug both existing and new software
  • Fully versed in use of Git
  • Awareness of client needs and importance of timely response in dealing with issues
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Effective time-management skills


This is an excellent opportunity to bring your skills and passion for programming to enable world-class scientific instrumentation. If you find this role motivating and challenging, please send your CV and cover letter to

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