Senior Software Engineer

Sep 11, 2018

Senior Software Engineer

We are looking to hire a Senior Software Engineer to join an ambitious and growing organisation based on the south coast, offering its employees outstanding involvement with product development used in demanding and advanced technology industries around the world, flexible working, and a dynamic atmosphere to excel spanning four Gill Group companies.

The Company: 

The Gill Group covers the development of new products, innovative research, product maintenance, manufacturing, sales and distribution, and specialist equipment calibration. We are specialists in precision ultrasonic air flow measurement, offering the most extensive range of ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensors on the market today. Additionally as designers and manufacturers of innovative sensing technologies such as level measurement, position, flow and engine controls, our markets are diverse including construction, agriculture, motorsport, defence, marine and material handling industries.

We are investing to support and accelerate the company’s growth to increase our portfolio of products and enhance our leading development capabilities. Building on our strong worldwide reputation for novel, technologically advanced and robust products along with the great care we take with clients and employees alike, we are looking to attract talented and driven individuals to join a highly successful and motivated team.


  • We believe in delivering outstanding product solutions for our customers.
  • Our work includes delivering to the most recognised brands in the world
  • Projects include development of new standard product ranges as well as unique solutions to meet a specific customer demand.

The Position: We’re looking for an experienced, well rounded Software Engineer to work within the Research and Development team, designing, developing and supporting software solutions for a variety of standard and bespoke products. Work will include embedded development, graphical user interfaces and supporting tools.

The required candidate should have excellent technical skills in all aspects of the software lifecycle, along with the energy to drive through the most demanding projects.

The required candidate will hold a thorough understanding of each stage of software development from requirements elicitation through to deployment along with experience applying appropriate standards and methodologies for a wide range of projects covering prototyping through to mission critical products. It would be expected that the candidate is able to identify and implement best in class working practices to strengthen existing established processes.


To complement the base salary we offer 24 days annual leave, pension scheme, salary sacrifice, flexible working hours, investment in individuals training, free on-site car parking, shower facility for cyclists/lunchtime runners, discount gym membership, and special rates for health insurance. A relocation package is also available if applicable.

Requirements: We are looking for somebody with the following:

  • Excellent academic achievements to degree level or equivalent in software engineering.
  • Demonstrable experience of real-time embedded software design and implementation.
  • Demonstrable experience of multiple testing approaches including unit testing, integration and system level. Use of test tools and automated testing approaches advantageous.
  • Excellent understanding of designing and deploying IoT based systems
  • Experience of recognised development models such as V, Waterfall, Agile/Scrum
  • Innovative and creative.
  • Organised, self-motivated individual with initiative and drive.
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Appreciation of a wide variety of engineering and scientific fields.
  • Good communication skills, with the ability to discuss complex concepts to the project team as well as senior management and ability to coach junior members.



  • Create high and low level software design using recognised methodologies.
  • Production of documentation including requirements, release of software and user manuals.
  • Prepare and implement suitable test strategies considering different classes of testing approaches.
  • Implementation of code against design
  • Work with other discipline areas to provide a well-engineered and balanced solution.


The Location: The Gill Group is based in Lymington, in the New Forest district of Hampshire. This is a great place to live and work because of the large tourist industry, based on proximity to the New Forest and its harbour. It is a major yachting centre with three marinas. It faces Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, to which there is a car ferry service. We are within walking distance to public transportation, and in a great area for getting lunch.

With close access to the M27 (M3) and train line to Brockenhurst to allow direct mainline services to London and surrounding areas it provides a good location for both commuting to and travelling from.


Why Should You Apply?

  • Top industry pay.
  • Exciting projects.
  • Dynamic environment.
  • Opportunities for on-the-job training.


The Senior Software Engineer will be employed by Gill Research & Development Limited.

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