Software & AI Engineer - OC Robotics

GE Aerospace


Bristol, United Kingdom


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Job Description Summary

Activities aimed at proving a concept to be valid or technically feasible by the application of scientific and engineering methodologies. Work in this family typically has the objective of demonstrating through test or analyses the performance and implementation potential of a concept

Impacts departmental operations and responsible for planning/execution. The role has some autonomy but is focused on execution of activities within an operating discipline covered by standard functional practices and procedures. Some judgment may be required but this is typically with guidance.

Job Description

We are looking to welcome a motivated talent to join our friendly team.  Together, we develop complex engineering systems, like our snake arm robots.  Our engineers have a wealth of experience and expertise designing, industrialising and delivering cutting-edge technology.  Innovation and problem solving are OC Robotics’ key strength.  We are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make and learn from mistakes.

OC Robotics has developed snake arm robots for a wide range of applications and sectors.  These include inspection, remote handling, cutting and cleaning.

We want to build high performing teams that reflect a broad range of experience and abilities that give opportunity for growth and informal mentoring.

OC Robotics supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance.  We operate a core hours policy whereby you will need to be available for work between the hours of 10am and 4pm each day therefore giving a huge amount of flexibility around how you work the 37.5 hours each week.

About the role

OC Robotics is a small team with a mixture of mechanical, software and electronic engineers and operational employees in Filton, Bristol, UK.  This is a great opportunity to work within a small multi-disciplinary engineering team within the Aerospace sector. Our Software team is highly collaborative and work on a daily basis with our mechanical and electronic teams to solve complex engineering problems. As a Lead Software Engineer you will play a crucial part in the development of our in-house software and in leading some of our projects to completion. You will be providing technical leadership to project team members and designing and developing innovative solutions to meet the product needs, regularly working with hardware. You will communicate with project leads and project management about project status and contribute to reporting.

About you

  • You have significant experience working in an agile software team.
  • You have experience supporting/mentoring junior team members.
  • You have experience of leading significant areas of a software development effort
  • You have extensive experience of software development using modern languages (preferably C++/Python)
  • Excellent knowledge of the C++ standard including STL and some libraries (e.g. boost)
  • You have experience of mixed-mode programming e.g. C++/python integration.
  • You have experience of using machine learning tools (e.g. tensorflow, pytorch).
  • You have a good understanding of ML (e.g. Neural Networks)

Main role responsibilities    

  • Lead AI integration into inspection tools
  • Develop reusable architecture to support future technologies
  • Ensure robust, secure and fault-tolerant AI and software is developed
  • Accelerate software development for project delivery
  • Lead scaling of tool AI across all products

Some additional desirable characteristics    

  • You have hands-on experience of software QA strategies (e.g. CI, CD, TDD, BDD)

  • You have experience using testing frameworks including gtest, gmock cxxtest , jest, junit, pytest etc.

  • You have experience of working in a high-tech engineering company

Flexible Working

OC Robotics supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance.

Total Reward

At OC Robotics we understand the importance of Total Reward.  Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible. 

As a new joiner to OC Robotics we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs:

  • Performance related bonus
  • Non-contributory Pension           
  • Life Assurance
  • Group income protection             
  • Private medical cover     
  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS

Right to Work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.


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About the company

Industry: Aerospace

GE Aerospace is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. At GE Aerospace, we believe the world works better when it flies.